Departure time in Bangkok (BKK): 23:50
Arrival time in Istanbul (IST): 6:20 (+1)
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER (TC-JJO)
Duration: 10h 30m
Date of flight: February 6, 2019
*This is a revenue ticket, Business Class flight #185
Video from my YouTube Channel 📺
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Arriving from Chiang Mai where we spent 2 wonderful nights, we waited until the Turkish Airlines check-in desks opened at 7pm. We were hoping we would be able to print out our boarding passes from the check-in kiosks as we only had hand luggage but unfortunately, we were directed to regular check-in desks for passport control. To pass the time, we went to the Observation Deck although we didn´t stay that long as there were not enough seats and there was not much air conditioning either.
Check-in, Zone U, Desks 6-7
Instead of going to the usual THAI lounges, we went straight to the EVA Air Lounge which I think is one of the best options when flying from Bangkok flying in a Star Alliance operated flight, together with Singapore Air SilverKris Lounge.
the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge ...
Boarding, Gate E5
Aircraft, Boeing 777-300ER
Business Class Cabin
here and here) so we knew how the seating would be. There´s a bigger business class cabin from rows 1-4 and then a smaller one from rows 5-7, all in a 2-3-2 configuration.
Inflight Safety Video
Menu Card & Wine List
It´s nice to know that Turkish Airlines has also started to offer Dine on Demand option for it´s business class passengers 👍
To start the meal service, drinks order were taken and I settled for a glass of apple juice.
Now, the start of candle light dining above the clouds 👍
The other choices was Roast Beef with Truffle Sauce and/or Creamy Cauliflower Soup.
The other main course choices were:
- Lamb Chops, Ratatouille, Potato Gratin, Rosemary Jus
- Penne with Wild Mushrooms and Parmesan
- Potpourri of Traditional Turkish Dessert
- Mango Cheesecake
- Chocolate Souffle
- Raspberry Ice Cream
To end the meal service, hot towels were offered.
There was no amenity kit given so I asked the flight attendant for one. She said it was supposed to be on our seats, but after telling her there was none, she went to get two, one for me and another for Mike. The amenity pouch bag was from Christian Lacroix consisting of the usual socks, aye mask, ear plugs, dental kit plus a lip balm and facial cream 👍
With about 2 hours and 5 minutes left before landing in Istanbul, breakfast service began.
Landing in Istanbul Airport
Around 5:21am, the captain was back on the PA with updated flight information and that we would be landing in 25 minutes, with the current temperature of 7 degrees.
We landed in Istanbul Ataturk Airport around 5:56am, more than 20 minutes ahead of schedule.
gorgeous Turkish Airlines Lounge 😍😍
This was my 30th flight in business class on Turkish Airlines and I have to say that my experience just keeps getting better each time. The DO&CO catering is definitely one of the best there is in the airline industry making sure that you will never be disappointed with the dining service on Turkish Airlines. The IFE system has lots of movies (both old and new) and the amenity kit was lovely. The bedding was comfortable and with the upgraded bedding they will soon launch, I´m sure the sleep experience will even get better. Of course, the 2-3-2 configuration is not desirable so I´m really looking forward to the arrival of their B787s which will offer direct aisle access with a 1-2-1 configuration. Overall, it was an enjoyable flight matched with great service from the crew and I wouldn´t hesitate flying with them again 😍