Turkish Airlines Amsterdam (AMS) to Istanbul (IST) in Business Class on A330

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Turkish Airlines in Business class

Flight number: TK 1954
Equipment: A330
Origin: AMS (18:15)
Destination: IST (23:45)
Flown: Feb 2018
Cabin occupancy: 25%


If you read my review from last year you could see that due to a very kind Turkish airlines promotion of earning 4 times status miles i immediately qualified for the elite plus card. this meant that i was star gold and i had lounge access but it also meant that i receive 2 business upgrades per year, of course until I retain my elite plus card, which i intend to do as retaining elite plus with Turkish is not that difficult and can easily fit in my travel pattern.

I am just glad that Turkish offers a true business class seat, food and entertainment experience for their European Business class. Compared to the lousy KLM and Lufthansa business class experience within the EU this product is simply great.

Our A330 taking us to Istanbul today.

The cabin was clean and today the occupancy was around 25%, so everyone had an empty seat or two for oneself. The seats are nice and comfortable for a short 3 hour jump to Istanbul.

A nice pre-boarding drink.¬†Once the boarding had completed the captain announced that our flight will be delayed by an hour on account of traffic in Istanbul. over the past few years Istanbul airport has developed by leaps and bounds and the existing airport clearly is bursting at its seams. hopefully the new Istanbul airport will be opened soon. Anyways, as soon as the captain announced the delay…the flight attendants came out to take drink orders and made sure we were

The seat recline is satisfactory for an European business experience, but I hope not to get this A330 on a long intercontinental jaunt.

Menu for today.

Turkish Mezze.

Traditional aubergine-minced meat dish.

A nice flight to get the trip to Vietnam started for me. The flight was a bit delayed due to weather and traffic in Istanbul but the crew were nice and made our stay on-board comfortable.