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Oct 14, 20, 8:33 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 12,031
Posted By max_kolesne

Having flown between the US and Turkey twice, I...

Having flown between the US and Turkey twice, I can chip in. We didnít pay cash for the flights, but we didnít also really care about anything beyond flying safe, which included arriving at our...
Oct 3, 20, 8:31 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 6,317
Posted By max_kolesne

I flew IST-IAD on 09/25, the service is still the...

I flew IST-IAD on 09/25, the service is still the same.
Oct 1, 20, 7:36 am
Replies: 42
Views: 2,373
Posted By max_kolesne

that is like taking 6 round-trip flights across...

that is like taking 6 round-trip flights across the Atlantic in 3.5 years to protect two more year of status. This is now, by far, the easiest top tier elite airline status to protect as far as I see.
Sep 30, 20, 3:19 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,373
Posted By max_kolesne

So, my original membership was going to expire in...

So, my original membership was going to expire in September 2021. Then it was extended for 6 months (March 2022). Then, I've qualified for a 2-year extension during the first year of my E+, but the...
Aug 30, 20, 11:14 am
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By max_kolesne

1E-1F have wider footwells, which is quite...

1E-1F have wider footwells, which is quite important to me
Aug 27, 20, 3:17 am
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By max_kolesne

IST-bound USA flights are pretty full. Itís not...

IST-bound USA flights are pretty full. Itís not likely that youíd get an empty seat.
Aug 21, 20, 10:17 am
Replies: 146
Views: 16,602
Posted By max_kolesne

The feedback team today told me that there is no...

The feedback team today told me that there is no change in the issue date of Elite Plus certificates. Here is the Turkish message from them:

"Ayrıca, kart seviyelerinin ilk yıl dŲnemi iÁin 12 ay...
Aug 14, 20, 12:37 am
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By max_kolesne

I completely agree. I was at 38k miles in my...

I completely agree.

I was at 38k miles in my first year, so I ended up paying $140 for 2k status miles (the system allowed me to buy the additional status miles even if Iím in the first year of my...
Aug 13, 20, 9:29 am
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By max_kolesne

E and E+ Clarification from the "Feedback" Team

Hello all,

I am not sure if this was ever discussed here but I received clarification from the "feedback" team about E and E+ extensions.

As you may all know, TK extended all status by 6...
Jul 19, 20, 12:58 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By max_kolesne

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/turkish-airlines-m...

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/turkish-airlines-miles-smiles/2020320-brief-flight-report-tk8-iad-ist-june-20-2020-a.html
Jul 18, 20, 1:06 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,198
Posted By max_kolesne

The language they use is bizarre. What does 3x...

The language they use is bizarre. What does 3x miles + status mean? Would we get 3x status miles, or is it something different what they refer as ď+ status?Ē
Jul 17, 20, 11:48 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By max_kolesne

How much were the fees? For US flights, Iíve paid...

How much were the fees? For US flights, Iíve paid $150 per person one-way recently.
Jul 17, 20, 1:51 am
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By max_kolesne

the situation is really bad in Florida, but TK is...

the situation is really bad in Florida, but TK is flying to Miami.
Jul 17, 20, 1:49 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By max_kolesne

Donít they have availability for an award ticket?...

Donít they have availability for an award ticket? Award availability is wide-open for many routes, maybe you could just book an award ticket instead of paying cash and upgrading?
Jun 24, 20, 11:45 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,126
Posted By max_kolesne

honestly, Iím happy that we could fly. There were...

honestly, Iím happy that we could fly. There were some rumors that TK wouldnít start USA flights until September, and other options are also quite limited at this moment. Therefore, I didnít care...
Jun 24, 20, 11:43 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,126
Posted By max_kolesne

very quick. Theyíve started an hour after...

very quick. Theyíve started an hour after departing and all the J passengers got their boxes and drinks in 5 minutes or so.
Jun 24, 20, 7:35 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,126
Posted By max_kolesne

these are all very good points. I will book our...

these are all very good points. I will book our return flights soon and fortunately award space is still wide open. I think I shouldnít postpone the bookings after seeing your insights.
Jun 24, 20, 7:08 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,126
Posted By max_kolesne

Thank you for the additional information ISTFlyer...

Thank you for the additional information ISTFlyer . There are a few things I have forgotten to add.

- I have forgotten to add, they did have an "amenity kit" with a few masks, hand sanitizer, and...
Jun 24, 20, 5:59 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,126
Posted By max_kolesne

they had a selection of drinks but not the full...

they had a selection of drinks but not the full selection. There was no menu so I couldnít see all the options they had. I asked for a glass wine with the main food and I got a small bottle of wine...
Jun 24, 20, 5:47 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,126
Posted By max_kolesne

1- Yes, the normal check-in baggage allowance for...

1- Yes, the normal check-in baggage allowance for J + *G is the same. The only difference is that you have to check-in the carry-on as well, and it is included in your total allowance (So for *G...
Jun 24, 20, 3:38 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,126
Posted By max_kolesne

Brief Flight Report -- TK8 IAD - IST on June 20, 2020

Hello all! I've taken the first flight from IAD to IST with my partner (seats 1E and 1F) and wanted to share this brief flight report for those of you who may be wondering how is it like to fly with...
Jun 24, 20, 2:56 am
Replies: 35
Views: 4,812
Posted By max_kolesne

No on-board luggage is allowed, you have to check...

No on-board luggage is allowed, you have to check everything during the check-in. I have flown TK8 on June 20 and I am planning to share a brief flight report when I can find some time today. Feel...
Jun 12, 20, 10:26 am
Replies: 264
Views: 61,696
Posted By max_kolesne

I'm sure I wouldn't be able to write up something...

I'm sure I wouldn't be able to write up something as good as you often do, but I'll definitely share my experiences with some photos :) It seems like it's a completely sold-out flight now, given that...
Jun 12, 20, 10:17 am
Replies: 264
Views: 61,696
Posted By max_kolesne

I have a business class Aeroplan business ticket...

I have a business class Aeroplan business ticket for IAD-IST on June 20. I'll post my experience here. Booking via Aeroplan as they've been great with returning my miles immediately after any...
Apr 3, 20, 5:02 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,591
Posted By max_kolesne

use Skype and call their call center in Turkey if...

use Skype and call their call center in Turkey if youíre having VOIP issues. +90 212 444 0 849. Itís impossible to talk to someone using their US phone number at the moment because of VOIP issues.
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