Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Help: Looking for Streetwise Venice folding map
  2. 2 Neuschwanstein Castle and Munich
  3. 3 Dollars exchange to pounds
  4. 4 Help with my trip to Paris and London
  5. 5 Uber in Rome & Lisbon
  6. 6 Ischia Earthquake/mobile wifi
  7. 7 To drive a rental around the Amalfi Coast or just use public transport....
  8. 8 Lyon france-- rental car
  9. 9 Rome to Naples/Pompeii
  10. 10 3 week italy itinerary coming along! now need help with car/trains please
  11. 11 Area with nicest countryside--Assisi, Veneto or Emilia?
  12. 12 What is the hostess gift you love to give or receive?
  13. 13 Where to stay in London, Amsterdam and Paris?
  14. 14 Mallorca: Hotel in/near Palma?
  15. 15 Tours vs solo travel (want to see as much as possible in 3-4 months)
  16. 16 Greece mainland and islands
  17. 17 Trip Report 20 year anniversary trip to Scotland
  18. 18 Paris to Giverny train ticket sold out
  19. 19 Edinburgh's Fringe Festival...A Most Unique and Eclectic Event!
  20. 20 Slovenia or South Tyrol
  21. 21 Return to Yorkshire to walk the Dales Way
  22. 22 11 Days in Ireland w few hotel changes
  23. 23 Oyster card?
  24. 24 Lyon airport hotel or downtown + taxi
  25. 25 Anthropology and Archeology for the Turkey Traveler
View next 25 » Back to the top

Flying to Istanbul from Chicago -- which airline?

Jump to last reply

I posted this question on the "Air Travel" forum, but got mixed replies. So I thought I'd ask the Fodorites who have actually made the trip.

We will be traveling from Chicago to Istanbul and back in October. Turkish Air operates the only nonstop flights between Chicago and Istanbul, and the departure times are well suited for our travel.

This would be our first travel on Turkish Air, so I've been looking at reviews of the airline -- and they're pretty awful. I infer that the flight experience itself is fine, but that customer service is abysmal, especially in emergencies or non-standard situations. They do, however, get a 75% approval rating on TripAdvisor, but there are no reviews there, just the ratings. I realize that no airline gets very good reviews (people usually post reviews mostly when they're mad about something), but I'm a little spooked.

From those with experience on Turkish Air -- should we be concerned? Especially concerned enough to consider less convenient flights (those with one or two stops, less attractive departure times, etc.)?

Thanks very much.

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement