Review of Turkish Airlines flight Istanbul Munich in Economy

Airline Turkish Airlines
Flight TK1629
Class Economy
Seat 14A
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 02:45
Take-off 03 Aug 19, 06:45
Arrival at 03 Aug 19, 08:30
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NGD16
By SILVER 741
Published on 10th November 2019

Hello everyone! Welcome to the forth part of the trip to Asia with Turkish Airlines. This report will cover the last leg from Istanbul new airport to Munich.



After arriving from Hong Kong at gate F12, I followed the instruction for the international transfer and first I needed to go through the security control which was quite smooth for me. After that I arrived at the main departure hall. From the FAIB, my flight to Munich would be assigned at gate B17. As written on the boarding pass, the boarding time was at 5:45am. There was not so much time left for me, so I did not make any visit to any shops for facilities in the airport.


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The new airport is much better than the old one.


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When I arrived at gate B17, people was already queuing up and ready for boarding. The boarding sequence was written C in the boarding pass, but I could not find the alphabet sign. Instead Turkish Airlines divided the queue with row numbers.


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Boarding was started at 6:00am. At the end I finally had a glimpse of the aircraft. TC-JOF, an Airbus A330-300, delivered to Turkish Airlines in April 2015. Seat is C28Y261 configured.


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My seat 14A. Pillow and earbud were placed on the seat.


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View from my seat


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Back of the economy seat. 


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At 6:35 boarding was completed and flight time was expected to be 2 hours and 20 mins. Then safety video was shown. The lego movie was replaced by this new video.



After 15 minutes there was another information that due to Euro control, our plane was given a new slot in 23 minutes. So I decided to watch a movie, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.


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Eventually, pushback was commenced at 7:15am.


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About 25 minutes we reached the departing runway 34L.


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At 7:41am, we lifted off into the air from RWY34L.


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Shortly after takeoff we flew over the Black Sea and headed northwest.


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Winglet of Turkish Airlines A330


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At 8:20am, breakfast was served and I had a coffee for the drink. The Turkish Borek was really tasty and I was so satisfied with the meal.


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At 9:23am, it was announced that descend was commenced and we would be landing in 45 minutes. Take a look at the flight map and we were in Austria, somewhere close to Graz. Our plane had passed through Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria and lastly Germany. 10 minutes later, seatbelt sign was turned on.


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View of the cabin. From what I observed the loading was quite high for this morning flight.


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Chiemsee in the distance.


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At 9:56am, we landed on Munich Airport RWY26L. Total flight time was 2 hours and 15 minutes.


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We parked in Terminal 1, exactly the same gate as I departed week ago. 


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Verdict

Turkish Airlines

8.5/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi8.5
Meal/catering9.0

Istanbul - IST

8.1/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.5

Munich - MUC

7.9/10
Efficiency7.5
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

As always Turkish Airlines provided a very comfortable flight which i am satisfied. The new airport is really a big improvement comparing with the old airport. This temped me to have connection via Istanbul airport in the future.

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2 Comments

  • Comment 529844 by
    jish.b SILVER 258 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this report - once again goes to show what an outstanding product TK has, now made even better with the new airport. The presentation of the meal though, ehhh could've been better.
    I am curious to see which A330-300 onwards have the new interior, seeing as TC-JOA that I flew on last year had the older IFE...

  • Comment 530075 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4991 Comments

    Hi NGD16, nice report as always with great pics! The new IST is really impressive and such a huge improvement. Always nice to get a widebody on a short flight! The cabin still looks brand new on this 4 year old bird. Do you remember if there were regular power outlets in addition to the USB port under the PTV?

    Thanks for sharing!

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