Review of Tunisair flight Istanbul Tunis in Economy

Airline Tunisair
Flight TU217
Class Economy
Seat 3D
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 02:40
Take-off 17 Nov 13, 22:15
Arrival at 17 Nov 13, 23:55
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By SILVER 4420
Published on 11th November 2013
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  7. Singapore SIN - Newark EWR (Singapore Airlines Business, A340-500)
  8. http://flight-report.com/en/report-5582.html
  9. New York JFK - Frankfurt FRA (Singapore Airlines Business, A380)
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  11. Frankfurt FRA - Vienna VIE (Lufthansa Business, A321)
  12. http://flight-report.com/en/report-5613.html
  13. Vienna VIE - Istanbul SAW (Turkish Airlines Business, 737-800)
  14. http://flight-report.com/en/report-5645.html
  15. Istanbul IST - Tunis TUN (Tunis Air Economy, A320)
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The easiest way to go to the aiport was the metro : there is a station in the international terminal

The counters of the other airlines were already open, even when their flights were departing later than TU flight
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Finally the TU counters opened but there was already a long queue when I arrived
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A lot of people had an impressive bunch of luggage and it took a long time before I reached the counter
Some people were trying to give their luggage to others to avoid the payment of expensive excess baggage

I asked the agent to have my reserved seat 1D but he told me that it wasn't available any more !(I would understand why later when boading)
Anyway we chatted friendly together(I should be the only one not having excess baggage !) and he told me that he blocked the seats next to me

My BP wasn't a TK's so no fast track, anyway the immigration was a breeze
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At 22:40 I headed to the gate as required
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The planned delay was 1 hour
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Few hand luggages were waiting for the aircraft
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But of course it wasn't here yet
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Spotting was hard but I was able to catch this Uzbekistan bird
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Finally the aircraft arrived at 23:07
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It was TS-IMI, an old A320, first flight on 23/12/1994
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The luggages were loaded and it took quite a long time
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At 23:44 the boarding began and I was one of the first to enter the cabin
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The legroom was decent in the third row because it can be turned into a business seat
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Seatback stuff
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The seats had adjustable headrests
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The two seats next to me stayed free but the flight was almost full
The first two rows were reserved for TU Family & Friends
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The windows was dirty : no hope to have an outside picture
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Late take off at 00:15

After take off a tray with a hot dish is handed


I like the TU logo
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The flight was uneventful
Almost everybody was tired and was drowsing

Landing at 02:20 : I ran to the immigration to be one of the first
I was outside the airport about 15 minutes after landing
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Verdict

Tunisair

6.8/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering6.0

Istanbul - ISX

8.9/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness9.5

Tunis - TUN

8.6/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

The cabin was not worn for an almost 20 years old aircraft

The flights attendants were efficient and there was a second round to offer water

The catering was not good, except the cake

And of course another TU excessive delay : this route has an average delay of 66 minutes !

Information on the route Istanbul (ISX) Tunis (TUN)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 13 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Istanbul (ISX) → Tunis (TUN).


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The airline with the best average rating is Turkish Airlines with 8.1/10.

The average flight time is 3 hours and 51 minutes.

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