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Our SAS flight arrived in Tallinn Airport after 4pm and since we only had a night in Tallinn, we went straight to the Hilton Tallinn Park to check-in. Then, we headed to the Old Town to visit the Christmas Market among other things.
Flight: TK 1422
Departure time in Tallinn (TLL): 13:00 (actual 13:14)
Arrival time in Istanbul (IST): 17:15 (actual 17:42)
Aircraft: Boeing 737-800, Aksaray
Duration: 3h 28min
Date of flight: December 21, 2017
*Revenue Ticket, Business Class flight #141
Here's a video review of this flight from my YouTube channel
Tallinn Airport Departures Hall
Check-in, Desk 2
Duty Free Shops
Business Lounge which had a cool fireplace and Christmas tree 😉
Boarding, Gate 13
Aircraft, Boeing 737-800, Aksaray
The cabin is in a 2-2 configuration from rows 1 to 4, with a total of 16 seats.
Around 13:03pm, boarding was completed.
Newspapers and menu cards were distributed moments later. Justin, the cabin chief came on the PA to welcome us and to give the usual informations.
The safety video was played on the screen and we had our pushback around 13:15pm.
We had a smooth take off and around 13:39pm, hot towels were offered. A few minutes later, the flight attendants started taking our drinks order and I chose a glass of apple juice.
Landing at Istanbul Airport
Around 5pm, the captain was back on the PA to give us updated infos and informed us that we would be starting our descent. The flight attendants also started collecting the Philips headphones. We landed at Istanbul Ataturk Airport around 5:34pm and parked in a remote stand about 10 minutes later.
We definitely could have started our trip from Stockholm since we live there but starting this trip from Tallinn saved us a few hundred dollars, and gave us a wonderful night in Tallinn so it was worth it. The fast track not being used and the lounge being a pretty mediocre one were definitely a minus but with very good meals, comfortable seats, extensive movie selections and friendly flight attendants, the flight overall was very nice 👍