The layover in Istanbul was 1 hour 5 mins. That is NOT ENOUGH TIME to get from one gate to another and go through security again. By the time my plane landed from Kiev to Istanbul, the flight to San Francisco was already boarding. I had to cross a very long airport, go back into security check and then run another 15 mins. I barely made the flight and they were about to close the door when I arrived. Turkish Airlines should NOT SELL TICKETS WITH SUCH SHORT LAYOVER WITHOUT ACCOMODATING US or helping us to get to the other gate faster. It was a very bad experience. Why sell tickets with unreasonable layover times? It is not fair for the customer and not feasible to make the flight.
Cabin crew in business class seem so rushed. Hurry up and serve food, hurry up and clear trays, hurry up and get things done. It felt frantic but overall it was okay.
Плюси: "Efficient flight, crew professional"
Мінуси: "Food. Very bad. Cold sack meals and basically just the same twice. Not good fir a 11 hr flight."
Мінуси: "Sometime complicated to buy tickets, its sending you to other websites! It would be nice to buy everything straight from Kayak"
Плюси: "Food was ok"
Мінуси: "Nicer personal at check in ,nicer crew,better food."
Плюси: "The aircraft is a marvel."
Мінуси: "The food is a bummer. No coffee, no tea, no beverages. What's the point? How eating a stew is different from eating a small sandwich? What's the reason? Nobody care to explain..."
Мінуси: "everything...terrible airline"
Мінуси: "delayed flight management"
Плюси: "Seats were confortable, new plane, the crew was attentive, food was great."
Мінуси: "Need to update the movie library, the category with the new movies is probably a year or morw old."
Плюси: "So far nothing. Plane from Ukraine was delayed by 2 hours and we missed our connecting flight to Washington DC. Now we have to spend a night in Istanbul and missing the event that we had to attend on Feb 26!"
Мінуси: "Would be better if flight waited just 15 min to let passengers from delayed flight to get on board"
Плюси: "Liked that in this day's of cost cutting by most airlines, Turkish decided to win customers with Quality! Premium liquid soap, cologne and moisturizer in the lavatories, fresh seafood in ordered special meals, friendly service and good entertainment. Thank you! Didn't expect..."
Плюси: "I was feeling very bad during flight. Crew made everything possible to make this flight comfortable for me. They took good care of me and were stopping by me, to check how am I feeling during whole flight."
Мінуси: "This is not about airlines, but about passengers. All airlines should prohibit passengers to use fragrance. This lady who flew next to me, had strong perfume and it felt like she used half of the bottle, cause it was impossible to breath."
Плюси: "Food, clean plane, Nice staff"
Мінуси: "Flight delayed missed connection lost bag"
Плюси: "The bathroom was clean in the beginning of the flight. Speak some English ."
Мінуси: "Their crew wars lazy . In 12 h flight I got coffee only once . The food was ok, bread was old. Airplane was dirty. Called for flight attendant but had to go to look for them by myself . By the end of the flight there was hardly any jews laughed and no Lamons. The plane was not ready to be full Of people."
Плюси: "Food excellent,crew are friendly, polite."
Плюси: "The food and the staff are excellent. 90% of the time I can get an exit row seat as I am 6 foot 2. I fly Turkish airlines frequently. This time the plane was full, so I understand that it was not possible."
Мінуси: "A passenger and his wife were not seated together, so the passenger wanted to stand in the isle and talk to his wife over the top of me for significant portions of the fight. In a full flight keeping passengers out of the isle os key. I know this was a difficult flight for the crew."
Плюси: "I was very much impressed with the care and attention of people concerned about me boarding my plane on time once I reached the boarding gate."
Мінуси: "The difficulty I encountered in discovering and finding my boarding gate in Boston."
Плюси: "Friendly and helpful flight attendants, delicious food, great movie selection."
Плюси: "On time, hard working staff."
Мінуси: "The usual dislikes: economy seats, crying babies, body odor of other passengers."
Плюси: "didn’t like anything"
Мінуси: "Very uncomfortable craft with not enough space, the man sitting in front of me was lying on my knees for the whole trip even during service. I couldn’t watch TV ‘coz it was just in front of my nose."
Плюси: "The best trip! Thk"s! Good luck,T.Airlines!"
Плюси: "They crew were very pleasant and polite. It was one of best flights I have had."
Мінуси: "They're wasn't anything I didn't like."
Плюси: "It was a short flight. Lemonade"
Мінуси: "small plane, noisy! did not like business class. BUt overall ok"
Плюси: "Friendly staff, great food and entertainment selections, care package/pillow/blanket provided, comfortable flight"
Мінуси: "Missed Flight: The flight from Istanbul to Athens was posted as delayed. We were a party of eight and arrived for boarding very close to deadline (minus posted delays) At the boarding gate we were met by six other passengers. The gate was vacant and closed. The real problem happened at the Turkish Airlines desk where we were treated with arrogance, disdain and absolutely no compassion. AS a matter of fact some of the Turkish Airlines staff smiled as they imposed an outrageous fine to purchase tickets to the next flight and continuation of our previous booking. We intend to protest the charges and contact thru many forms of media inform as many fellow travellers of the incident and subsequent treatment by Turkish Airlines. Social media is a powerful tool and although the cards were held in their favor the night of 9-21-17 our protest will not end here. We are fourteen wounded travellers that have agreed to use as many forms of social media as possible to get our message out."
Плюси: "Liked the movies and entertainment selections."
Мінуси: "They didn't have a vegan menu. I had requested vegan and called over the phone a month before my flight and they said they understood. Then on the flight I was told they only do vegetarian which was not good enough. After food was passed out to guests the flight crew dissapeared and never came to collect food trays till about 2 hours after and guests were starting to make a mess leaving food trays on the ground and isles. I had already selected my seat prior to boarding which I paid hundreds of dollars for. Then after boarding the flight crew asked me and the gentleman sitting next to me to move our seats to accomodate for another man that wanted to sit next to his wife. Then I was stuck in a middle seat and I paid for an isle seat. I thought this was rediculous. No one offered me a discount or anything! And the man that wanted to sit next to his wife wouldn't let the plane leave till he was sitting next to his wife. What was I supposed to do? Hold up the plane even longer? This was so crazy!! Outrageous!"
Плюси: "CUSTOMER SERVICE WAS THOUGHTFUL AND EFFICIENT."
Мінуси: "ALTHOUGH I UNDERSTAND, THE WAIT WAS LONGER THAN ANTICIPATED"
Плюси: "Freebies gifts"
Плюси: "Early arrival by full 30 minutes--great."
Мінуси: "Crying babies, but not airline's fault."
Плюси: "Service was exceelent and all crew staff were professional and friendly and courteous."
Плюси: "Average good service, food"
Мінуси: "Entertainment. Poor movie choice, headphones not good"
Плюси: "Nice little commuter plane from one destination to another. Nothing particular fancy or negative to say other than a good charter plane to get to your layover for the final flight back home."
Мінуси: "Not having a jet bridge and having to board a bus to get to the plane."
Плюси: "Food, boarding"
Мінуси: "Leg room was limited"
Мінуси: "Staff was rude, was so bad cannot even use word customer service to describe it"
Плюси: "I liked the entertainment options during the flight."
Мінуси: "1) Since we had a long layover at Istanbul, the airline provides the option to take you to a free hotel to spend the night. I knew this information based on online reviews, but the airline itself never did anything to offer this, I had to walk around on the airport, for like 2 hours I could not find decent help and some instructions in broken English. I had to pay 25 Euros to get mi visa stamped and walk out of the airport. The Turkish Airlines attendant that set up the free hotel for us, walked us to a shuttle that would drive us to the hotel, but the shuttle driver got lost? or something happened that caused for him to drive around town for more than an hour, speaking on the phone loudly in Turkish and completely ignoring us when we asked questions, This got a little scary since we had no idea what was going on, at some point we were in the middle of a dark residential area, and listening to the driver yell on the phone (god knows what). Luckily a driver came over and guided us to the hotel, but seriously, they should be careful about who they hire for these kind of tasks. (I posted a video on instagram with footage of the guy driving us around in case my family needed to find me)."
Плюси: "The sevicewas great! i liked their food. It was very fresh and testy. The tv screen had a lots of great movies. I enjoyed my flight. Thanks"
Плюси: "The flight attendants were pleasant and very attentive. Great meals."
Мінуси: "Had trouble with the seat leaning back on one of glights"
Мінуси: "Everything was really good"
Плюси: "On time and the crew very friendly"
Мінуси: "Boarding was not very well managed. They did not stick to the proper sequence."
Плюси: "Food was excellent. Service was awesome."
Плюси: "Selection of movies and other entertainment options"
Мінуси: "The distance between seats is pretty small. It was very uncomfortable 11 hours flight for a 6 foot tall individual. On our flight back I called flight attendant several times, however no one came and each time "call attendant" light was turned off remotely."
Плюси: "It's been few years that I took Turkish Airline flight, but the service and crew and the aircraft were top notch. It felt like Virgin Atlantics flight and better. I flew with my 3 yo and the stuff kept spoiling him with goodie bags. On the way there (it was overnight flight) I'll give it 5 out of 5 and on the way back - it was a bit cold on the flight, it might be just me, however. The food also seemed better on the way to Turkey; on the way back I found myself hungry more often and the food was not as good (day flight). Excellent, will definitely fly again, just for the service and the experience!!"
Мінуси: "On the way back - it was a bit cold on the flight, it might be just me, however. On the way back I found myself hungry more often and the food was not as good (day flight)."
Плюси: "The provide very good service."