I’m used to fly with Turkish Airlines when I’ve to go to Turkey.
Every trip starts from here for me. The service on board is perfect, you can ask whatever you want and a kind hostess or steward will come to help you. Nowadays the airline companies are getting worse, trying to save money and penalizing the service on board, but Thy is responding with courtesy and quality. And this is important mostly for frequent flyers, that will choose again this company rather than low cost companies. I often meet lots of white-collar workers on these flights, and not just tourists.
Talking about the food… Even if italians are famous to be like spoiled children about food, I’ve to say that I really like Thy turkish meals. Each time I fly with Thy (Türk Hava Yolları) I find something so tasty that the next time I’d like to find it again… especially the chocolate mousse is fantastic! This time I decided to take with me the menu, so I can illustrate what I mean: good meals, great presentation (next time I promise to take pictures also) and everything is clean and tidy.
The service on board is really is up to the situation. Once you are on board you’ll hear a pleasant turkish music that brings you to your seat, and some kind crew members giving you newspapers. You’ll find your copy of the Skyline Magazine, a very good magazine including interesting articles about Turkey and columns on several aspects of turkish life, history, tourism, and I discovered a lot of curious things about Turkey here. Sometimes you may find also a bookmark. These are stupid things, ok, but I can’t help noticing them. Everybody loves to feel at home, coddled and waited on hand and foot without paying an excessive amount of money, don’t you think? ;) So, what else can I say… enjoy your Turkish Airlines flight you too!
This is the first part of my last trip to Istanbul last December, and I must say that the beginning augur well. Oh, I must also say that I’m not working for Turkish Airlines, or you may think that I’m just advertising! :P
Turkish Airlines http://www.turkishairlines.com/
Skylife Magazine http://www.thy.com/en-INT/corporate/skylife/index.aspx