|Top route||Ankara Esenboga to Istanbul|
Loved everything about Turkish Airlines. Had a great experience in every respect. There is a rom for improvement in entertainment area. Overall, great experience and I would highly recommend Turkish airlines.
Turkish airlines is the best. Entertainment needs upgrade.
Staff was polite
Plane was dirty, seats covered in food crumbs. Wi-Fi was very slow.
The vegetarian food was terrible
Checking in was horrible
Overall excellent. Check-in can improve.
Great crew and good service
Best food and service
crew took too long to board and several people including myself missed our connecting flights
Short layover would have been better.
What an awful experience flying Turkish Airlines from Istanbul to Miami. The crew were rude, unresponsive, and my food was raw and cold. I did not even eat in business class. I will not be flying Turkish Airlines again.
On June 18th, I flew from RDU to JFK, NY. The plane was delayed in the runway for 1+ hours. As soon as I got out of the plane, I got a wheelchair (dur to my heart and back pain) and told the agent to go as fast as he can to Turkish airline terminal so we can catch the flight. We arrived at Turkish airline gate and the airplane doors were closed. I asked and almost begged to let us get in, but our request was denied. Therefore, we lost our connecting flight by Turkish airline to Istanbul, Turkey. We still had 20 minutes left from the departure. But Turkish airline said, they close the door 40 minutes before the departure. Around 12:15 AM (now is June 19th), I walked all the way from Turkish airline to JetBlue ticket counter (half an hour walk) and asked for next flight to Istanbul. After waiting for 2+ hours in the line, JetBlue indicated that next day flight to Istanbul is all sold-out and Turkish airline does not have any space from JFK to Istanbul. The agent said, why don’t you get a hotel and come back tomorrow morning and there might be a space for you. She said, most of time, there is a cancellation, and they should be able to accommodate us. Then, we have started to search for near-by hotel and after 2+ hours searching (all near-by hotels were sold-out) around 3:30 AM we found a Comfort-Inn which was 10 miles away. We got Uber and went to that hotel. The guy asked for $230+$50 deposit cash (no credit card) per person for only 6 hours as we had to be out by 12 PM. My son and I got 2 rooms very close to lobby (Room# C15 and C17). Once I got to my room, I saw flies and bugs in the corner of my room. At this time, I thought about getting a rest and try to connect my next flight to Istanbul which was extremely important to me. Once I got into the bed, it was extremely uncomfortable. The bed was uneven and bad. To make the long story short, I only slept one hour (at the most) due to around 6 AM, lots of kids in the lobby were making noise which I could hear them well. They only reimbursed one of the rooms and the other one they charged us as my son had the same problem as me. I did not argue as my goal was to get to JFK airport and get my ticket to Istanbul to see my nephew and his new wife. We came back to JFK airport and again stayed in the line for 2+ hours. Once it was our turn, the JetBlue ticket counter indicated; they don’t have anything from JFK to Istanbul. However, they have a flight from JFK to Boston and from Boston to Istanbul. I said, Let’s get that ticket, immediately The JetBlue agent said, I had to go to Turkish airline “Lost and Found” section to pick up my luggage and hand carry it back to JetBlue from JFK to Boston, then from Boston to Istanbul. This means, I had to go back again all the way to Turkish airline in another Terminal, get my luggage and bring it back to JetBlue. Due to so many people missed their flights, I had to wait for 2+ hours to get my luggage due to “Lost and Found” being so busy with so many lost luggage from other passengers. After 2+ hours, I picked up my luggage and took it all the way back to JetBlue (half an hour walk). I got to JetBlue ticket counter and re-checked my luggage going from JFK to Boston and Boston to Istanbul. I spent 3+ hours walking around and then I went to JetBlue’s gate for departure to Boston at 7:30 PM and then from there depart to Istanbul at 11:30 PM. Around 7:10 PM, the agent announced that, the plane which was supposed to pick us up has not arrived and there will be a delay. I asked the ticket counter agent, how long is the delay and he said, he does not know. Around 8:30 PM, the plane was arrived. The agent told me, by time they board us, it will be 9:00 PM and the soonest we get to Boston, it will be between 10:30 to 10:40 PM which Turkish airline closes the gate for their 11:30 PM departure to Istanbul. So, the agent said, there is no way we could make on-time and I will miss the flight from Boston to Istanbul. I went back to the ticket counter, and they said, they don’t have anything next day (Tuesday June 21st) and asked to stay in the hotel for another night. At this time, I was unbelievably shocked and stunned by JetBlue and how they treated me. Being in JFK airport and that bad hotel for over 30+ hours, not having my medications with me, I was at a point of falling due to being weak of not taking my medicines. I never thought this would happen to me. I decided to go back home to RDU, NC as we have missed my nephew’s wedding on June 19th and also missed the “Ceremony after the Wedding” on June 20th. There was no point for us to go to Istanbul as my nephew and his wife were gone to Honeymoon and all relatives were going back to their countries. We were extremely disappointed as it happened twice and the level of caring we received were extremely low. JetBlue agents did not even care that we lost connecting flights twice. They were all laughing, working very slow, talking personal and eating Pizzas while taking care of JetBlue tense customers. At this point, we decided to go back home to RDU, NC. This was due to being weak and having dizziness. The agent said, they will issue us 2 on way tickets which will be paid for. The plane was supposed to leave JFK towards RDU at 9:55 PM. Guess what, it left the airport at 11:30 PM, and arrives in RDU around 12:45 AM. As soon as I got home, I took my medications, passed out and slept for 11 hours. On Monday I rest all day as my heart and my body were aching. Yesterday, I was in contact with jet Blue (Code share department) as well as Kayak agency and other agencies for hotels and tours which all were cancelled due to JetBlue delays which occurred twice back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday. In summary, I lost my nephew’s wedding who is like a son to me. While I was in airport, we spoke on the phone, after the Wedding and after the ceremony. He said, uncle, without you, this wedding was meaningless to me and my bright. As soon as he said, I cried. It broke my heart and we both cried over the phone. These back-to-back delays happened only because of JetBlue. My nephew and I lost a big one here as I am still at lost and could NOT believe, this happened to me.
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I found the crew to be particularly cold and unwelcoming. I had pre-ordered a meal that wasn’t registered. The flight was also delayed. I reached DC by 9:30 pm instead of 7pm
Good boarding (back rows first!), good food, good movies. No problems.
We were excited to take Turkish airline yet we were a bit disappointed by their food, seats were very small & the flight changed two weeks before the trip at a much later time. We have two little kids and we’re supposed to get to Tirana at 1:30pm but we didn’t get there until 12:30am which was way too late for our little kids. Same thing with our trip back, initially our flight was at 9:30am and it was changed last minute to 6am which means we need to get up at 3am to get to the airport 2 hours before. Not cool especially having to travel with two kids. Will not fly with this airline again.
I had ticket for yesterday, but i came to Almaty with different ticket so they told me I couldn’t fly back to US with my first ticket so i had to buy another one . N/c for your airline
excellent all round and check in luggage included
Ewr staffing had us waiting on the tarmac for 30 min dor a marshaller and someone to get the jetway to the door. Not Turkish Airlines fault on that one. Seating in economy was tighter than previous flights. An older A-330 was our plan. 6’1” with long legs, had to put my feet in the aisle for most of the flight due to lack of space
Food was better than I expected. Staff was friendly and professional
Worst airline ever. Missed connecting flight because of Turkish Air ineptitude and my children were stranded in Istanbul airport for 12 hours. In order to access the hotel that Turkish Air provided, they had to each buy a 50E visa to leave the airport. The hotel was an hour away. There was no food and no drink available. Customer service was incredibly rude and unprofessional throughout. Never ever ever again.
The flight was delayed, so My children missed the connecting flight and were stranded in a Istanbul for 12 hours. They had to pay for a visa to get out of the airport to go to a hotel and the only one Turkish Air could provide was an hour away. Worst. Airline. Ever. Shame on you.
Mediocre snack and entertainment options
Check in and boarding was very long with unnecessary delays; entertainment options had no English movies; snack was only a tomato and cheese sandwich
My connected flight from Warsaw was late. We have to run to the gate in Istanbul. Our bags did not arrive to Boston with us. Three days later we still do not have them.
Great crew!! Best care ever.
The boarding team could do a better job of crowd/line control. It was a gaggle.
The flight didn’t take off on time and was late an hour. Upon landing at our destination we had to wait on board for another half hour. With two small children in tow, a huge inconvenience and totally not worth the extra money paid for a direct flight.
Turkish Airlines offers direct flights to 296 cities in 123 different countries. Istanbul, Ankara, and Antalya are the most popular cities covered by Turkish Airlines.
Turkish Airlines concentrates most of its flight operations in Istanbul.
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Operating as Turkey’s national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines has a large presence in world aviation and flies to more than 100 countries. Particularly focusing on transporting passengers to Europe, Asia and Africa, international flights make up a large section of the company’s scheduled services.
The airline’s primary headquarters are in Istanbul, where they operate a maintenance facility responsible for the upkeep of their fleet. Turkish Airlines also has a hub in the capital city of Ankara. Using a combination of Boeing and Airbus planes, the most common models are the Boeing 737 and Airbus A321. A distinctive red tail is featured on all aircrafts of the fleet.
Joining as a member of the Star Alliance in 2008, hub-sharing and route combinations allow customers to reach all across the world. Passengers can also benefit from access to shared airport lounges and quicker travel times. They have codeshare agreements with popular carriers such as United Airlines, Etihad Airways, Air China, Air Canada and JetBlue.
The cabins are split between Economy and Business Class. Turkish Airlines have been voted the World’s Best Premium Economy Airline with features such as adjusted toy seats for children and an amenity kit including earplugs, lip balm, socks and a sleep mask. In the Business section, passengers will find in-chair massage functions, a reading lamp and porcelain tableware. Upgraded customers are also treated to Turkish cuisine on all flights, while the Economy section has a more standardized international meal. There is also a dedicated Business Lounge with entertainment facilities such as gaming consoles, a children’s play area and a piano.