Review of Turkish Airlines flight Barcelona Istanbul in Economy

Airline Turkish Airlines
Flight TK1852
Class Economy
Seat 4F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 03:20
Take-off 03 Apr 15, 06:00
Arrival at 03 Apr 15, 10:20
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By 2765
Published on 6th April 2015
Being RIX my final destination on this trip with Turkish Airlines, I found out very convenient the early morning flight out of BCN, one of the few airports in Europe where TK airplanes overnight. I arrived BCN T1 too early, as the check-in counters, for drop-off luggage, only opened at 4h00, 2h00 before departure time. Passing the security was rather quick as no one was there. The doors of the lounge only opened at 5h00 (sala pau casals), so I was there just for 15 min before going to the gate. The A320 TC-JPY was ready for boarding at 5h25. The airport was almost empty at that time but the flight was almost full.

The departure was on time heading east to our destination IST. About 20 min after take-off the sun started rising. A nice view!



About 45 min into the flight the crew started the service on Y cabin. First, menus were handed over explaining the contents of the service, very unsual in other european airlines and according to the recognized high standard service of Turkish Airlines. The meal consisted of Turkish style cheese pastry, turkey and kasar cheese toast, grilled red pepper, sautéed spinach, assorted cheese, ovenfresh bread selection, butter, jam and plum cake. Very nice!

photo BCN-IST TK1852 3APR2015 6h00 Y

There were 2 rounds of drinks, with a good choice of juices, including fresh squeezed orange juice. Coffee and tea were also offered.

With around 2h00 remaining flight time, most of the passengers took the time for sleep. The cabin was calm and not many passengers queuing for the toilets.

photo BCN-IST TK1852 3APR2015 (6)photo BCN-IST TK1852 3APR2015 (8)

The approach to IST airport was the most usual at this airport, from southwest with some holding time due to heavy traffic.

photo BCN-IST TK1852 3APR2015 (9)photo BCN-IST TK1852 3APR2015 (10)

After landing the A320 parked in a remote stand. IST was always busy, mostly with TK airplanes.

photo BCN-IST TK1852 3APR2015 (12)


It was a good experience with Turkish Airlines, offering one of the best products in Y class.
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Verdict

Turkish Airlines

9.8/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi10.0
Meal/catering10.0

Sala VIP Pau Casals - 1

4.2/10
Comfort1.5
Meal/catering1.5
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Services6.5

Barcelona - BCN

5.9/10
Efficiency8.5
Access5.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness5.0

Istanbul - ISL

5.0/10
Efficiency5.0
Access5.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness5.0

Conclusion

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3 Comments

  • Comment 133508 by
    Mathieu 2084 Comments

    Hi,

    I totally agree with. TK has one of the best Y service.
    You liked your flight, what else ?
    Thanks for sharing,
    See you,

  • Comment 133513 by
    jetsetpanda 2294 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this report.

    TK is a great experience as usual, and the printed menu with the generous meal is always appreciated. The deserved to be the best airline in Europe.

  • Comment 133651 by
    SKYTEAMCHC GOLD 8556 Comments

    Thanks for this report that was a pleasure to read.
    As usual the catering on TK is very good.
    Although there are IFE's in the cabin , this particular one does look a bit old fashioned. The problem with TK , due to their growth, is that their fleet is not homogenous and that you never know what kind of cabin you will have on a specific route.

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