Review of Turkish Airlines flight Istanbul Hong Kong in Economy

Airline Turkish Airlines
Flight TK070
Class Economy
Seat 51A
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 10:30
Take-off 28 Jul 19, 01:35
Arrival at 28 Jul 19, 17:05
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By SILVER 1400
Published on 26th September 2019

Hello everyone! Welcome to the second part of this series. This report will cover the flight with Turkish Airlines from Istanbul to Hong Kong.



After I disembarked the plane from Munich at gate A2, I immediately looked for the gate for my next flight. Luckily, the FIDB showed that it was A6, which was just a few minutes away. 


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Waiting area at gate A6. As we arrived at the gate, there were many people gathered in front of the gate and very likely the plane would be fulled tonight. Our plane was ready for its next journey to Hong Kong. Turkish Airlines deploys its B777-300ER to Hong Kong and our plane, TC-JJH was delivered in December 2010.


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Not long after I started queuing, boarding was called at 1:04am. In Economy class, most of the seats is in 3-3-3 configuration, except the last 3 rows which are 2-3-2. My seat 51A is in the last 3rd row. There are a total of 300 seats in economy class and 49 seats in business class. Pillow, blanket and headset in advance on the seat.


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Back of the seat.


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Footrest was also present under the seat


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For longhaul flight, Turkish Airlines provides headset for economy passenger.


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Boarding was completed at 1:28am and a Chinese girl was sitting next to me. Ten minutes later pushback was commenced and safety video was conducted.



Once we reached the active runway, the cabin light was turned off and we took off at 1:53am.


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Soon after takeoff, mood-lighting was turned on. Honestly, I do not like the strange lighting which was not so comfortable for me.


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At 2:19am, menu was distributed, quite difficult to read because of the mood-lighting.,,


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Together with the menu, amenity kits designed by Mandarina Duck EYCH BLU was also distributed. Inside the bag, there are Socks, earplug, dental kits, lip balm and sleep mask.


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At 2:27am, I started watching the ANT-MAN movie.


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At 2:40am, dinner was served and I selected the chicken option with white wine for the drink.


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A cup of coffee after the meal.


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As we flew over the Kazakhstan coast of the Caspian Sea, the sun began to rise.


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At 4:00am, the crew distributed bottle water to us. Not long after that, the cabin light was turned off and by the time I finished the movie, I slept for about 4 hours and 20 minutes.


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As I woke up, I checked the flightmap and we were flying in China airspace close to Lanzhou.


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Then I watched the second movie of the flight, Hitman 47.


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About 10 minutes later, breakfast was served.


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After the breakfast, I visited the toilet at the back.


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The aft galley


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View of the rear cabin


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At 10:52am, seatbelt sign was turned on again.


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Right above Macau


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Passing through south of the Lantau Island.


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Lamma Island and Hong Kong Island.


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After we passed through Hong Kong Island, we made a U-turn and flew over Kowloon Peninsula to align on the runway.


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At local time 17:26pm, we landed on RWY25R. Total flight time was 9 hours and 33 minutes.


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With a short taxing, we parked at the satellite terminal gate 218.


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Thanks for reading!

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Verdict

Turkish Airlines

8.4/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi8.5
Meal/catering8.5

Istanbul - IST

8.5/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Hong Kong - HKG

8.6/10
Efficiency8.5
Access9.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

Generally, I am quite satisfied with the service onboard and I really have no idea why they are a 3 stars airlines. In my opinion, the experience was even better than most of the European carriers.

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