My brother flew to Antalya this summer and for the sake of the database, I asked him to take as many pictures as he could for me to write a review on how charter flights look like in Europe.
Outbound they flew with Sun Express and back with Corendon. Both flights were semi-chartered it means, tour operators had booked seats but the airlines also sold some seats.
The reports are not as perfect as they should be since he was travelling with two kids and you know how challenging this could be. Nevertheless, he tried his best :)
Me and my mother took them to the airport, one car wasn't enough for the whole family. At that time it was a pretty nice morning:
The airport was quiet:
The Covid testing center was empty:
After leaving them at the airport I went to spot their aircraft arriving from Antalya. I couldn't stay for their departure since I had an appointment later in the morning, so here we are with TK arriving from Istanbul, 737-MAX8:
Here is their bird, Sun Express 737-800:
A few minutes later a big thunderstorm arrived and you'll see it from my brother's pictures, the weather is no more the same :)
In the meantime their bird got soaked:
Boarding was slightly delayed due to the weather, they took their seats at the rear of the plane:
Down the jetbridge:
The sky interior was stunning on this leasure plane:
The seats were nice and comfortable, they even reclined:
The flight is only half full, they were able to move around pretty freely.
The tray table:
They took off 15 minutes late and had a few bumps while climbing. My brother liked the fact that the aircraft had wifi onboard. The wole BOB menu is available via your own device. Movies can be streamed but at a charge: 2.50€
There was also a moving map, free of charge.
Here's the menu available on the web:
To make the flight more comfortable:
They only took a lemonade each that was pretty good:
An outside view during the cruise:
They arrived almost on time in Antalya, here they are leaving the plane:
The immigration was a bit messy since russian charters arrived at the same time and they needed a good 30 minutes to get their passeport stamped. Their luggage were already on the carroussels and the busses to the hotels were waiting outside.
My family was happy with this flight and could start their long time overdue vacation :)
Given the plane was only half full, they could spread out and really enjoy it, sadly the crew did just the bare minimum and wasn't so friendly.
The wi-fi was a big plus.
Thanks for reading!