Review of Turkish Airlines flight Istanbul Karachi in Economy

Airline Turkish Airlines
Flight TK 708
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 04:55
Take-off 26 Nov 17, 21:35
Arrival at 27 Nov 17, 04:30
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Saad786
By 678
Published on 19th January 2019
This was my second time with Turkish Airlines. The first was YYZ - IST on November 22nd, 2017 but I was unable to record that as I was very tired and slept through almost the entire flight.

IST - KHI:
We arrived at IST around 6:30 pm. After checking in, we headed straight to the waiting lounge. A bus drove us to the plane. Had too many things to carry so it was impossible to take any pictures.

Seat 30K
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The plane was pretty clean and the legroom was better than the 777-300ER on the YYZ - IST flight.

A video showing various attractions in Turkey was playing throughout the boarding process.
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The IFE had a nice collection of movies… however, the headphones provided were not good.
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Amenity kit
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Cabin soon after takeoff
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Government of Pakistan Health Declaration cards were handed out a few minutes after takeoff.
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Dinner service.
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Rice with chicken curry, a warm bun, salad and I don't exactly remember but I think it was tangerine mousse. The meal was pretty good actually, better than the dinner served on the YYZ - IST flight.
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Tea served after dinner
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Halfway through the flight
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I don't know which city this is, but we were somewhere over Iraq.
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Drinks were served about an hour before landing.
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Arrival at KHI.
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Verdict

Turkish Airlines

9.0/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering9.0

Istanbul - ISX

8.3/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness8.0

Karachi - KHI

7.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

The best thing about Turkish Airlines, in my opinion, is their crew. Everyone was nice and helpful, even their staff at Istanbul Airport. I would definitely recommend Turkish Airlines for long-haul travel.

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4 Comments

  • Comment 484611 by
    bldavid SILVER 118 Comments

    Thank you for this flight report. Yes, Turkish usually offers good service in economy. Please check departure time: you wrote 09.35 but I think it is 21.35.

  • Comment 484726 by
    hometoyyz SILVER 498 Comments

    Hello Saad786!

    Welcome to flight-report.com, and thanks for sharing a great look at longhaul economy on one of the more interesting airlines in the world.

    The amenity kit doesn’t look extensive — but it’s nice to even get one in longhaul Y, so I wouldn’t complain about an eyemask and earplugs.

    “Government of Pakistan Health Declaration cards were handed out a few minutes after takeoff.”
    - Always a thoughtful detail to hand these out early in the flight, as opposed to a mad rush at the end.

    Turkish is, of course, known primarily for its in-flight cuisine, and it’s nice to see that economy longhaul is no exception. It looks quite enjoyable.

    I was going to comment about the flight time of this flight, but I see BLDavid has already identified the source of the issue, which is more than I accomplished.

    Thanks again for sharing this, and once again, welcome to flight-report.com.

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