Turkish Airlines has made a name for itself by being known as the airline that flies to the most countries in the world. This year marks the airline’s 86th anniversary in the sky and with its brand-new base at the newly-opened Istanbul Airport, the airline plans to open five new airport lounges. If you plan to take a trip anytime soon with Turkish Airlines, you can expect Business Class service that will make you feel right at home. Indulge in exquisite Turkish culinary culture with traditional dishes prepared by their Flying Chefs. The unique travel experience of Turkish Airlines is just something else. If you are new to Turkish Airlines, here’s what to expect.
Business Class Service
If you choose Business Class, Turkish Airlines makes sure you have maximum comfort with special features to make your journey worthwhile. When we think about taking a flight, we think about having a comfortable seat where we can just curl up on the edge and take a nap. Fret not, the airline’s seats are carefully designed with fully lie-flat seats that open into a 193 cm bed, and complimentary pillows and blankets are there for you to feel cozy. During the journey, if you feel like you need to release those tensed muscles, you can use the control panel on your seat to get a little massage with their in-chair massage feature.
Also, their amenity kit includes the eye mask, earplugs, lip balm, and socks – all that will come in handy in your long hour flight. Choose to screen off your own private area if you like, so you can relish in your own capsule without any disturbance.
Moreover, there is a personal reading lamp, adjustable rotating table, and power socket, so you could work or read as you prefer. Their in-flight entertainment offers the latest films, music playlists, and even documentaries (based on your country of destination) so you can binge-watch all you want. Keep in mind that seating features may vary according to the aircraft type so do double-check when booking.
Flying Chefs in the Sky Kitchen
The new age of dining on-board is all about you. Having custom-made meals based on our taste buds do make us feel special, right? Also, let’s be honest, it is always hard to kill time during flights and we do tend to get a little more hungry than usual.
You can kickstart your flight journey with your choice of welcome drink. The award-winning dishes will certainly satisfy your in-flight cravings with the courtesy of Turkish DO & CO. The Flying Chef themselves will be at your service cooking in the sky kitchen, presenting you their best in culinary art, with the most exquisite international tastes and authentic Turkish cuisine to savour. It’s quite impressive to see meals being prepared with the freshest ingredients and with a menu that is changed season to season. Of course, meals will be cooked based on what’s available for that flight and whether it’s an international or a transatlantic flight.
If you are opting for a special dietary requirement, they will prepare meals based on your needs. Their catering services ensure to meet requirements of all the passengers whether it’s for their health, religious or ethical reasons. The fine-quality dishes and Turkish hospitality is what makes passengers remain loyal to Turkish Airlines. Not to forget, the on-going snack services will satisfy your little cravings between the hours. For domestic flights, you have some mouth-watering Turkish meals to try such as Sis Kebap, Karnıyarık, Mantı, and Imam bayıldı.
As for transatlantic flights, you will receive a comprehensive selection of hors d’oeuvres and a selection of soup which holds a folkloric significance in Turkish cuisine. While you receive two meals during the long hours, snack services and a comprehensive hot drinks menu will be there throughout the journey for Business Class passengers. You would probably want to order the Turkish coffee and Turkish delights – their specialty. Get a touch of the traditional Turkish flavours and experience Turkey‘s culinary culture all while you are on-board.
You can take advantage of the privileges even when you are off-board. We all cry to ourselves secretly when we must wait for the queues at the airport. Luckily, as a Business Class passenger, you have the benefit of avoiding airport queues by checking in the Business Class counters, so you immediately save time for some airport shopping. One of the biggest nuisances when going on a trip is having overweight luggage. Thankfully, with extra baggage allowance, you don’t have to worry about paying extra – which is quite rewarding for passengers.
Having a pleasurable in-flight experience is what really makes our flight memorable – and gives us more reasons to fly with them again. Not to forget, as a Business Class passenger you can earn points with Miles&Smiles and explore the benefits from Turkish airlines’ frequent flyer program. Turkish hospitality is something you might want to opt for when taking a flight from/to Istanbul.
To find out more about Turkish Airlines, visit turkishairline.com