Departure time in New York (JFK): 12:50
Arrival time in Istanbul (IST): 5:40 (+1)
Aircraft: Airbus A330-200
Duration: 8h 50m
Date of flight: April 24, 2013
*This is an award travel, Business Class flight #17
Check-in, JFK Airport Terminal 1
Alitalia Michelangelo Lounge
Alitalia's Michelangelo Lounge in Terminal 1 which is probably not the best lounge I have been to but still okay to visit before your flight.
Boarding, Gate 4
Boarding was scheduled to begin at 12:15pm but it was 25 minutes delayed.
Business Class Cabin
Already waiting at my seat is a pillow and a blanket.
Mediterranean seafood salad
Fried eggplants & green peppers with tomato sauce
Spinach yoghurt salad
White cheese and roasted red peppers
Green peppercorn butter / grilled leeks, Roasted red peppers / rosemary potatoes 😋
The other choices for the main course were:
Herbed Guinea Fowl
Rosemary sauce / grilled asparagus, Roasted red peppers /sauteed eggplant / potato gratin
Tagliarini with Artichoke Sauce
Sun-dried tomatoes, Grilled artichokes and eggplants / parmesan
Time to Sleep
Homemade strawberry smoothie, black tea, strawberry sour cream yoghurt, homemade muesli, chicken breast and smoked turkey ham, seasonal fresh fruit plate, selection of cheese
Turkish style scrambled eggs with tomatoes and green peppers, White cheese and black olive toast, Grilled tomato and green pepper
The other choice was Fried free range eggs in butter.
Transfer at Istanbul Ataturk Airport
It was indeed a very lovely flight from New York to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines. The staff were very friendly and the food tasted excellent. Not to mention that they have their own private chef. The seat that turns into a fully flat bed is just perfect for a long flight. Honestly, I didn't expect Turkish Airlines to be that good so I was really blown away with the service and the product. No wonder they have been continuously voted as Europe's Best Airline at the Skytrax. No doubt, this airline is definitely going to be on top of my list. To all the crew on this flight, "Tesekkur Ederim"!