- Trip: BKK-IST / IST – BKK (Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Istanbul / Istanbul to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi)
- Airline: Turkish Airlines
- Aircraft type: Airbus A330-300
- Flight Number: TK65 / TK68
- Flight time: 10:25 hours
- Class: Business
- Seat: 5A & 5B
This review covers:
- Turkish Airlines Lounge in Istanbul
- Turkish Airlines A330 Business Class Seats
- Our rating
Turkish Airlines Lounge in Istanbul is by far the most outstanding, impressive airlines lounge I have ever had the pleasure to visit.
Firstly, is the sheer size of the lounge. What feels like is taking up half the airport, Turkish Airlines Lounge is truly impressive. Offering a myriad of food & beverages, from fresh Pide, Indian Cuisine, Mediterranean, Fruit & Salad bar, local delicacies and deserts, coffee bars as well as several places for alcoholic refreshments, Turkish Airlines Istanbul Lounge can certainly cater for all tastes.
Aside from is astounding offering of F&B, the lounge also offers a lot for passenger comfort. There is a pool table, a private cinema (which even has a popcorn machine!) A gaming station, for Playstation and Xbox fans, a golf simulator, a remote controlled car racing track, a media wall and even a gran piano!
Travelling with children is no problem – Turkish Airlines Istanbul Lounge has a large children play area to keep children occupied until it’s boarding time.
For this with a slightly longer stay at the lounge, Turkish Airlines Istanbul Lounge offers a place to sleep, nap or simply rest. With private suites, showers and even a massage service, you’ll be fresh and ready to fly.
The detail and thought that has gone into designing the Turkish Airlines Istanbul Lounge is phenomenal; providing passengers with a service that is functional, comfortable and desirable, it ticks all the boxes and has gone above and beyond what other airlines offer in their lounges. It’s no wonder why Turkish Airlines has acclaimed so many awards for it’s Istanbul lounge. A wait at Istanbul really does not need to be dreaded – one can simply eat, play and rest for hours inside the lounge and add to the travel experience.
Turkish Airlines Business Class offers fully flat 180-degree seats which are electronically controlled at you fingertips.
When the seats are upright, they offer a supreme amount of legroom. The space between seats is highly adequate thus making the cabin feel spacious and very comfortable.
Entertainment onboard Turkish Airlines is provided by a large touch screen, offering the latest movies, TV shows, international and local stations, music, news and a myriad of choices to entertain yourself during your flight.
Another great bonus is Turkish Airlines FREE WiFi for Business Class passengers, not only are you adequately able to browse the internet from your mobile phone or table, but you can also watch Live TV through Turkish Airlines Entertainment System. The WiFi Service worked very well and was fast enough to use social media and load websites without a problem.
Turkish Airlines Business Class Passengers are also provided with premium Denon noise-cancelling earphones during the flight – they provide a premium level of comfort by blocking out background noise, and offering a great level of sound for both Music, TV etc.
When you’re feeling sleepy and ready for bed, the flight crew will offer you the sleep kit. Whilst you pop to the bathroom to brush your teeth, they’ll prepare your seats ready for bed with a large soft pillow, soft bed sheet cover and soft duvet for comfort. Once you’re in bed, you can recline fully to 180-degrees fully flat ready for a good night’s rest.
For as long as I have known about Turkish Airlines, I have always heard that food onboard for Business Class passengers is sensational. The simplest way to describe what Turkish Airlines offer to Business Class passengers would be fine dining above the clouds. Turkish Airlines have a chef on board that will take your orders, based on a multiple-choice menu. Aside from your mains, they offer a large selection of appetisers, local delights, and award winning cuisine that is freshly prepared and famously presented in fine-dinning fashion.
A splendid appetiser offered onboard TK68.
It can be rightly said that the quality of food offered by Turkish Airlines Business Class is supreme, from choice, to taste, quality and service. Aside from the astounding choices of foods, Turkish Airlines also have a large selection of cold and hot drinks, as well as both alcoholic and non alcoholic selections.
Turkish Airlines is the world’s largest airlines, in terms of it’s network of destination. They offer more than 300 destinations worldwide and offer great passenger comfort and a high level of service.
Business Class comfort scores high as the cabin is airy and spacious, and the seats provide a plenty of space and support. Slippers are presented to every guest, as well as an amenities bag from Furla, including an eye mask, tooth brush & tooth paste, hair brush, flight socks, a shoe horn and ear plugs. Bathroom’s feature premium Molten Brown amenities.
The cabin was maintained to a high standard, and was impeccably clean.