Flight: TK 1795
Departure time in Istanbul (IST): 14:40
Arrival time in Stockholm (ARN): 16:20
Aircraft: Airbus A333 named Golden Horn
Duration: 3h 40min
Date of flight: November 7, 2017
*Revenue Ticket (Upgraded to Business Class) Business Class flight #136
Turkish Airlines Business Lounge, Istanbul
Turkish Airlines Business Lounge.
Boarding, Gate 701
Boarding was at gate 701 around 2pm and when the agent scanned my boarding pass (twice), it gave a beep sound. Then, he told me my new seat was 5B which is Business Class. Yipee 😍 This is actually my first time to be upgraded on a Turkish Airlines flight as an Elite Plus member so it was cool 👍
Aircraft, Airbus A330 (Golden Horn)
Business Class Cabin
Checking the previous flights of this aircraft, I learned that it has flown to Bangkok which is perhaps the reason why the seats look more like for long haul flights rather than regional.
Pre-departure Drinks 😍
At 2:30pm, boarding was completed and ten minutes later, the captain came on the PA to welcome us on board. He gave us more flight informations including our flight time of 2 hours and 53 minutes. Around 2:45pm, the doors were closed and the flight attendants started offering newspapers and headphones.
last long haul flight with them in February from Hong Kong so I commented to the flight attendant that they had changed it to Philips, and which she confirmed. As usual, we were told that they would collect them before landing.
In-flight Safety Video
Five minutes later, the captain came on the PA to apologize for the delay due to problem on cargo loading. Moments later, menu cards were distributed and we started our pushback at 3:07pm. Take off around 3:25 went smoothly.
A few minutes after the seat belt sign was turned off, the flight attendants started offering hot towels.
The appetizer, cheese and dessert were all served on a tray and minutes later, bread and drinks were offered and I chose a glass of apple juice.
The other options were Fillet of Beef Cutlet and Vegetable Casserole.
To "officially" end the meal service, hot towels were distributed 😉
View (Front Camera)
The captain was back on the PA around 3:42pm and informed us that we would start our descent in a couple of minutes and that we would be landing in approximately half an hour, at 4:15pm.
By 4pm, the flight attendants started collecting the headphones. We landed at Stockholm Arlanda Airport at 4:17pm although it took another 13 minutes before we reached our gate which was gate 17.
First, I was really thankful that I was upgraded to business class as an Elite Plus member since it showed that I have priority over non-elite members whenever economy is fully booked 😉 I think there was one teenage guy who also got upgraded although I couldn't say if he had status as well. As usual the service was friendly and attentive and with the DO & CO catering, the dining experience couldn't go wrong. I also loved the fact that the plane we got to use was not the usual regional plane which meant there was wifi and the seats were fully flat. The Philips headphones and movie selection were very nice and the Molton Brown amenities in the lavatory was indeed a step up. Overall, I really enjoyed this flight and would highly recommend it to everyone 👍