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
TK   #16 out of 86 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 732 reviews
By 1255
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.

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
photo tk3

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.
photo tk1

The IFE had a nice collection of movies… however, the headphones provided were not good.
photo tk2

Amenity kit
photo tk5.1photo tk7

Cabin soon after takeoff
photo tk6

Government of Pakistan Health Declaration cards were handed out a few minutes after takeoff.
photo tk4.1

Dinner service.
photo tk8

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.
photo tk9

Tea served after dinner
photo tk10

Halfway through the flight
photo tk12

I don't know which city this is, but we were somewhere over Iraq.
photo tk13

Drinks were served about an hour before landing.
photo tk11

Arrival at KHI.
photo tk14
See more


Turkish Airlines

Cabin crew10.0

Istanbul - ISL


Karachi - KHI



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.



If you liked this review or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to post a comment below !
  • Comment 484611 by
    bldavid GOLD 265 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 BRONZE 542 Comments
    Hello Saad786!

    Welcome to, 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

Login to post a comment.