B-737-800, Configuration 20/135
Zurich-Istanbul, Economy Class
Check-in online with mobile boarding pass worked perfectly. Boarding was done in groups which was easy and hassle-free as the flight was only booked about 35 % full.
The aircraft was clean and had leather seats with individual inflight entertainment screens. Earphones were distributed by the cabin crew before take-off.
The service consisted of a hot breakfast together with 2 rounds of drinks, coffee and tea. Then “mood light” was turned on so people could watch a movie or take some rest. The cabin crew were polite and friendly. I was happy to see that Turkish Airlines still do a full meal service rather than the quick snack/drink which you normally find on intra-european flights these days. Overall, my experience on Turkish Airlines was pleasant and represented good value-for-money.
Turkish Airlines offers some very competitive fares on their extensive global route network.
Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport is a huge airport and can become extremely crowded with transit passengers.
The airport has a large immigration area which can also become crowded at times.
We used the “PrimeClass” arrival service. This consisted of a meet-and-greet service by an agent with an electro cart at the arrival gate, transportation to the fast-track immigration counter, then escort outside where our Uber car was waiting. TAV Primeclass offer a variety of services such as Arrival/Departure Service as well as Lounges and more.
Overall, it was an effective service which made for an efficient and stress free arrival experience at Atatürk Airport.