Flight: TK 2031
Departure Time in Izmir (ADB): 8:35
Arrival time in Istanbul (ISL): 10:05
Aircraft: Boeing 737-800 (TC-JZH)
Duration: 1h 30m
Date of flight: November 2, 2018
*Revenue ticket, Business Class flight No. 170
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I left the Hilton Izmir where I stayed for a night a little before 6am and arrived at the airport before 7am.
Turkish Airlines Lounge, Izmir Airport
the CIP Lounge which is for Elite Plus members as well as Business Class passengers.
We were also given a flower (not a rose) before taking the bus, and just outside the aircraft door, we were handed the same souvenir we got the other day, a boarding pass with a stand.
Aircraft, Boeing 737-800 (TC-JZH)
This was actually the same aircraft we flew with the day before from Istanbul Airport. They also had the same crew as I recognized them.
As we boarded, we were greeted by smiling faces of a flight attendant and his superior
Ten minutes later, we had our take off.
About 3 minutes after take off, one of the flight attendants started taking drinks order, addressing me by my name. I chose a glass of apple juice.
Moments later, the captain was back on the PA to give us updated flight information, and that we would be landing at 9:30am.
Landing at Istanbul Airport (ISL)
It was a bıt cloudy and not much could be seen before landing. We landed at 9:24am and took a long taxi and reached our gate at 9:44am.
The Arrivals Hall was not ready yet so we had to continue upstairs to the Departures Level.
This was actually my third time on an inaugural flight and as expected, it was such an amazing experience. The crew were fantastic, the meal was lovely and the souvenir was perfect. For the price I paid (about 450 SEK), it was definitely worth it and I would do it again 😍