Continuing our series of Business Class reviews, today, we are proceeding with SkyLux Travel review of Turkish Business Class sky and land experience.
About Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines, established in 1933 with a fleet of just 5 airplanes. During one years time, the fleet has grown to more than 200 aircraft. Nowadays, Turkish Airlines has the youngest fleet in Europe and with ordering more and more new aircraft, will continue upgrading the service quality. As a result, the airline has 335 units in its fleet, serving 292 destinations all around the world. In 2014 Turkish Airlines became the fourth-largest carrier in the world by a number of destination coverage. The air-carrier flies to 115 countries worldwide, probably, more than any other airline.
If to mention awards, Turkish Airlines won the Skytrax awards for Europe’s Best Airline, holding the title for 5 years in a row. Certainly, Turkish Airlines represent the high level of service and catering. Therefore, Turkish Airways Business Class is one of the best Business Classes available. The signature feature is “Flying Chef” concept. The “Flying Chef” is a real high caliber Chef, who, being a part of airline crew, assists in preparation and meal serving to the customers.
Turkish Airlines Business Class Seat
Turkish Airlines Business Class seats configurations are: 2-3-2 or 1-2-1, offering the abundance of leg room and specially dedicated space to store your carry-on bag. Turkish 77W seats are 78 inches long and 22 inches wide. For Business Class passengers, the seats are spacious, and seat control options allow for a variety of comfortable positions – there’s a position for everyone to settle in. If you want to sleep or take a power nap, transform your seat into a fully flat bed and use a warm complimentary blanket and pillow. Each seat is equipped with a USB port and headphones port. Free, noise-canceling headphones are provided as well.
Meals & Catering
Friendly cabin crew welcomes every passenger with welcoming drinks prior to departure. You can choose from 3 different juices and water. Hence many claims, that getting an alcoholic drink is problematic, due to Muslim traditions. However, if you ask a flight attendant for a glass of champagne they will pour you one without any objections.
It means that on-boards every plane, there is a chef among other crew members. After you have studied your menu, they will not only take your order but will explain each dish serving and ingredients. Prior to the full meal service, the chef and flight attendants wheel out a cart full of all kinds of unusual and delicious appetizers– passengers can choose from about eight options that include:
- Prawns smoked trout with horseradish cream;
- Grilled crab cake with sweet chili;
- Avocado-tomato salad;
- Spiced chicken breast;
- Beet & goat cheese salad;
- Deep fried eggplant with green pepper and tomato sauce;
- Romaine salad with cherry tomatoes and creamy tomato soup!
The main course is worth your attention as well.
After the main course, the tea ceremony will follow with sweets and a wide selection of teas. The wide selection of teas includes different flavors. such as: melissa, chamomile, sour cherry, lavender, fennel, anise, green and black teas, cherry stalk, corn-silk, and mint.
Business Class passengers can access free Wi-Fi during flight’s time and take a glance at exterior cameras view on the touch-screen display in front. Turkish Airways onboard entertainment program includes:
Latest releases, classics, drama, family, romantic, comedy, action, Turkish cinema and children’s films as well as television series, dramas, documentaries, sports, travel, food, fashion and technology programs and cartoons; CD albums including pop, pop & rock, jazz & blues, classical, latin, new age, oldies, world music, classical Turkish music, spiritual, traditional folk; and various radio channels. Moreover, an individual and multiple player game channel, a children’s channel and an audiobook channel are also available. The news is also given hourly and the weather reports every four hours in an online broadcast.
Most importantly, Turkish Airways Business Class amenity kits are based on fashion design brands Cerruti, Bentley, and Chopard. On outbound flights, the Jaguar branded bag is offered, which comes in a quality high-tech materials. Therefore, the size of the bag can be expanded by undoing the zipper so that passengers can carry larger items. Similarly, on inbound flights, the Cerruti branded bag made of a leather-like material to create the sense of chic which is typical for Cerruti. The design of the bag is elegant and simple, with a front flap which adds sophistication, and can be reused as a toiletry bag or to store personal items when traveling. Finally, each set includes nourishing hand cream, lip balm, tooth-kit, a pair of socks, eyeglasses and compact comb.
Benefits and Privileges
Furthermore, all Turkish Airlines Business Class passengers are welcome to check-in using Business class counters, which saves time you might have spent while queuing. Then you can proceed to the lounge, whereas all international passengers are welcome to enjoy the tranquility and luxury of Turkish Airlines lounges in Istanbul and Moscow. So simply relax or take advantage of telephone, fax, TV/Music broadcasting, limitless food, and snacks, as well as local and foreign newspapers and magazines. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about timing, once all passengers are on board, you will be directed to your plane seat by lounge staff.
Above all, Turkish Airways Business Class service excellence is based on small details, which in total make the whole picture. Seems like such attentiveness towards the details has resulted in the service excellence. Likewise, in case you are considering your flight together with Turkish Airlines, you are guaranteed to get an unforgettable experience.
Credits to – Turkish Airlines
Read a full review here: https://samchui.com/2018/01/26/review-turkish-airlines-istanbul-business-class-lounge/