Turkish Airlines

Dec 28th, 2018, 08:10 AM
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Turkish Airlines

Has anyone recently traveled Turkish airlines, JFK to Istanbul ? My wife and i are wondering about the safety and service of Turkish airlines. Thanks!
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Dec 30th, 2018, 12:37 PM
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I got bumped off Lufthansa when they went on strike and was rebooked on Turkish from Boston to Rome. I didn’t care how I got there as long as I got there the same day. I was very pleasantly surprised how good Turkish was. It reminded me of the good old days of travel. Comfortable seats, good food, excellent service. I would fly them again if I am headed that way.
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Dec 30th, 2018, 01:58 PM
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By at least one measure, Turkish now flies to more international destinations than any other airline. It can offer long-distance bargains, at the expense of time-consuming routes that go through Istanbul. The flyertalk website will have reviews, although it is aimed at frequent-flying business travellers.


Safety is barely an issue in the modern era of flying.
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Jan 2nd, 2019, 06:32 PM
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I flew Turkish Airlines last Christmas (2017). It was fine. The legroom in coach isnít great, and my flight took off late, but it was just as good a flight as on any other airline. Newish plane, good entertainment, and edible food. Same on the way back except for the delay.
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Jan 2nd, 2019, 07:31 PM
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My flight was in business, but the whole experience was very good. Flew Venice-Istanbul-San Francisco; lounge in Istanbul is incredible/huge. Service was professional. As mentioned they do a huge volume.
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Jan 3rd, 2019, 01:59 PM
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It get5s gfood reviews and I considered using it until I found out the plane I would be using did not allow direct aisle access and for those pricess there is no way I am stepping over anybody.
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Feb 13th, 2019, 04:30 AM
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I haven't traveled from JFK to Istanbul but I have from Istanbul to Miami and about to take the same flight in 2 weeks time. Turkish Airlines are great, service and food are awesome and of course it is very safe. I haven't heard any negative comments related to safety. You shouldn't worry
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