Review of Air Astana flight Almaty Istanbul in Economy

Airline Air Astana
Flight KC911
Class Economy
Seat 39A
Aircraft Airbus A321neo
Flight time 05:00
Take-off 14 May 19, 16:55
Arrival at 14 May 19, 20:55
KC 10 reviews
Steven_mht
By 1007
Published on 13th October 2019

introduction


Routing

  • KC911 ALA/IST A321neo You are here
  • AC16 HKG/YYZ B777-200LR Coming soon
  • SQ1 HKG/SIN B777-300ER Coming soon
  • SQ872 SIN/HKG B787-10 Coming soon

Getting on-board my connection flight in Almaty International Airport (ALA) to Istanbul (IST), the aircraft serving me was P4-KDE, a newly delivered A321neo.


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cabin


The flight was fully-loaded, most of them were connecting passengers.


The cabin was clean, every passengers were given an amenity kit, though it was not a red-eye flight.


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Meal service


The in-flight meal was generally great. The main course was fried fish with potato mash, with a side course of a middle-east styled salad. The main dish was hot enough with perfect taste. However, the salad was weird, probably was not my cup of tea.


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IFE


The modern and sensitive in-flight entertainment system gave a pleasant flight experience on-board, although the choice of movies are quite limited and not too updated, but luckily I found an interesting movie for my time there.


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snapshots on-board


Flying over the Caucasus Mountain


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Approaching Istanbul 


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The Istanbul new airport


The arrival hall of IST


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Verdict

Air Astana

8.1/10
Cabin9.5
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering8.0

Almaty - ALA

4.8/10
Efficiency3.5
Access6.0
Services3.5
Cleanliness6.0

Istanbul - IST

8.4/10
Efficiency8.0
Access9.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness9.5

Conclusion

It was generally a pleasant flight, with a comfort seat and legroom. The meal was great, but the cabin crews were not friendly enough.

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3 Comments

  • Comment 526293 by
    Manbou 22 Comments

    Hi Steven,
    first welcome aboard! And nice review, informative yet compact (not like mine...^^). Air Astana's product looks good for a 5hr flight, even with personal displays instead of streaming IFE. Also great photos of the Kaukasus mountains and Istanbul.

  • Comment 526321 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4992 Comments

    Hi Steven_MHT, thanks for sharing this first report here with us! It's nice to see a report on Air Astana, which I've always thought was a cool little carrier. Your report confirms that they are deserving of their good reputation and the 321neo cabin looks really nice, especially the huge IFE screens. Nice to see some carriers still care about IFE on narrowbodies, while 2 of 3 major US carriers are getting rid of PTVs on narrowbodies.

    Welcome to Flight-Report!

  • Comment 526347 by
    emyrrs 85 Comments

    The cabin looks really good and comfy! I really like the seats. The meal also look really tasty tho.. Was there any second meal service or snack?

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