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Old Jun 15, 13, 12:07 am
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IAH-IST Service

How is Turkish Airlines's new Flights to Houston doing
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Old Jun 15, 13, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by airdude35 View Post
How is Turkish Airlines's new Flights to Houston doing
The two flights I was on were both full in the C cabin. No idea about the back of the house.
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Old Jun 15, 13, 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by DFW-SEN View Post
The two flights I was on were both full in the C cabin. No idea about the back of the house.
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Hello DFW-SEN, I will taking those flights in late August (IAH-IST, two weeks later IST-IAH). According seatguru, it's a three class plane. According to THY.com, it's a two class plane. I will be flying C.

What was your experience? And did TK serve alcohol on the flight?

Many thanks,

David

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Old Jun 16, 13, 7:09 am
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IAH-IST is operated by the 77W (777-300).
It has the new lie-flat seats in business, Comfort and Economy (3-class service).
And, yes TK does serve alcohol.
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Old Jun 16, 13, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by UAPremExecflyer View Post
IAH-IST is operated by the 77W (777-300).
It has the new lie-flat seats in business, Comfort and Economy (3-class service).
And, yes TK does serve alcohol.
Comfort seating will be gone soon as per TK.
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Originally Posted by djjaguar64 View Post
Comfort seating will be gone soon as per TK.
I didnt think TK gave a date for removal of Comfort seating?
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Old Jun 17, 13, 12:38 pm
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I didnt think TK gave a date for removal of Comfort seating?
No, they didn't
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Old Jun 17, 13, 1:28 pm
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I spoke with a TK manager last week. He said that the B777-300s on order will be configured for Business & Economy classes. The reconfiguration into 2 classes of the current fleet will not start until these new B777-300s start being delivered.
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Old Jun 19, 13, 3:27 pm
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I flew to IST May 28 & flew back from IST last Saturday the 15th. It was very full in Y, but not completely full. Service was excellent & prompt. The IFE works very well once you get the hang of the touchscreen and has the best film selection I had ever seen. Food was pretty good for airline food & great drinks availability. It was the first time I had ever flown with them. Pretty good! Loved the 777.
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Old Jun 19, 13, 3:56 pm
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I did this roundtrip in April in Comfort Class and on the IAH-IST segment it was almost 100% full in Comfort, 100% in Y, and around 80% in C.

On the return, IST-IAH, Comfort Class only had 10-15 people in it, Y was fairly full, and C was half-full.

There is alcohol on the flight and the food was actually really good.

One note, when checking-in at IAH, be sure and give yourself a full 2 hours for the process. I showed up 1.5 hours before the flight and cut it close (even using the *G/Business class check-in).
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Old Jun 19, 13, 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Hartmann View Post

New on TK - what is C class?

So TK is in Terminal D at IAH - why would it be necessary to check in 2 hours prior? Is TK counter slow and don't have Elite lines? Is security in D that bad? I am a UA guy with pre-check access, domestically. Again new to this.

Wifey and I are planning a trip at the end of the year: IAH-IST on TK 34 (777-300ER) in BF class. I know I cannot get seats till they open up. So...

- What seats would anyone recommend - I am thinking of first row
- What is service like on this particular flight (8pm departure) - meal wise, I know that they serve alcohol. What Whiskey do they serve?
- What might be differences between CO 777-200 BF to LHR: service and configuration
- Anything I might want to look out for?
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Old Jul 21, 13, 5:40 pm
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Does terminal d have elite check in?
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Old Jul 21, 13, 5:40 pm
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I meant elite security line. I have seen the star alliance gold check in line.
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Old Jul 21, 13, 6:08 pm
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I took the flights in both directions in April - soon after TK started the route. On IST-IAH, I flew in Comfort class, which was fairly empty (probably why they are getting rid of it). About 10 days later, I flew IAH-IST and upgraded with miles to Business. I was quite surprised to see that the Business config was 2-3-2 just like Comfort. Therefore, I would recommend avoiding the DEG seats. This is the seatguru's map for the plane configuration:

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Tur...777-300_V2.php

Based on it, I would pick 2 or 3 A/B/J/K.

Service is standard for overnight flights of this length - you get a full meal shortly after takeoff and you are handed a breakfast menu where you can select what you like that is served before landing. It's quite similar to overnight flights on other carriers (like LAN and AA to SA).

The seat is very much comparable to the BF product on UA - according to seatguru, length is 78 inches and width 22, so slightly betther than the UA config in BF.
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Old Dec 15, 13, 2:46 pm
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I am going to be taking this flight in the next few weeks.

I was interested to hear if Turkish uses the United Clubs at IAH (the nearest being in terminal E) or if they utilize one of the other clubs in the terminal D?

I know it is not a long walk to terminal E but I have access to the KLM lounge (in terminal D) which would be closer to the departure gate.
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