Iga Lounge Istanbul Airport – 3
Istanbul Airport’s Impressive Coronavirus Testing

I'm not sure how I missed this, as apparently this service has been offered for a few weeks now, and it sure is impressive. In order for the travel industry to recover, we need better coronavirus testing (among other things): We need more frequent tests…

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Istanbul New Airport
New Runway Opening At Istanbul Airport (And Why That’s Exciting)

The new Istanbul Airport opened in the fall of 2018, though most operations were only moved there as of the spring of 2019. When (or maybe if, at this point?) the airport is complete in about a decade, it will have the capacity to handle about 200 million…

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Turkish Airlines 787 Business Class – 72
Why Turkish Airlines Can’t Resume International Flights Yet

Turkish Airlines, typically the world's most global airline, has grounded all international flights since late March. The airline finally resumed domestic flights in early June, and the plan up until now was for international flights to resume as of…

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Turkish Airlines Hygiene Expert
Turkish Airlines Introduces Inflight Hygiene Experts

Airlines around the world are changing onboard service protocols in light of COVID-19. Along those lines, Turkish Airlines has just announced an interesting initiative. A lot of airlines have introduced policies that seem unenforceable, though Turkish…

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Turkish Airlines A319 Business Class – 20
Turkish Airlines’ Extreme Catering Downgrades

Airlines around the world are adjusting onboard service to reflect the new reality. It's in everyone's interest for interaction between people to be limited in tight spaces, and that includes interaction between flight attendants and passengers. While…

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Turkish Business Class 777 – 25
Turkish Airlines Cancels International Flights Through June 10, 2020

We're quickly approaching the start of summer, and Turkish Airlines has just extended cancellation of all of their flights even further once again. Turkish Airlines is arguably the most global airline in the world, so I'd consider this to be pretty significant,…

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Turkish Flag
Turkish Airlines “Draws” Massive Flag In Sky

Today is the 100th anniversary of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (which took place on April 23, 1920), and Turkish Airlines is celebrating this in a special way. Today a Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER completed a 2hr38min flight over Turkey,…

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Turkish A330 Business Class
Turkey Bans All International Flights

This is a pretty significant development, when you consider that Turkish Airlines has historically flown to more countries than any other airline in the world... With the cases of COVID-19 on the rise in Turkey, the country has banned international flights…

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Turkish Airlines 787 Business Class – 72
Wow: Turkish Airlines Will Fly To Only Five International Cities

Turkish Airlines' claim to fame has long been that they fly to more countries than any other airline in the world -- the airline flies to up to 315 destinations in 126 countries. While not quite as drastic as Emirates (which is shutting down indefinitely),…

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Turkish 787
Turkish Airlines Launching Flights To Vancouver As Of June 2020

Turkish Airlines has an incredibly impressive route network, as they fly to more countries than any other airline in the world. However, there are some markets they don't fly to that may surprise some. In mid-October 2019 the airline announced they'd…

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Turkish Airlines Super Bowl Ad
Turkish Airlines’ 2020 Super Bowl Ad

The Super Bowl was last night, or as I know it, a Halftime Show with a bunch of usually pretty decent commercials. I didn't think the commercials last night were that great, though there were a few exceptions. For example, I felt bad for all the ads…

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Turkish Airlines 787 Business Class – 2
Turkish Airlines Will Fly 787-9 (With New Business Class) To Montreal

Turkish Airlines took delivery of their first Boeing 787-9 in 2019, and this is also the first type of plane to feature their new business class seats. Turkish doesn't plan on installing their new business class seats on 777s and A330s, so if you like…

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Turkish A330 Incident 4
Oops: Turkish A330 Damaged On First International Flight

A Turkish Airlines A330 had a runway "excursion" on its first ever international flight, and there's a lot that makes this interesting. Late last night TK627 departed from Istanbul to Port Harcourt in Nigeria, and upon landing early this morning it suffered…

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Turkish 787 9
Is Turkish Airlines Ditching New Business Class Seat?

Turkish Airlines offers one of my favorite business class products in the world, thanks to their exceptional soft product. Their food is among the best of any airline, their crews are friendly, and they have top notch amenities. Historically Turkish…

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Turkish Business Class 777 – 25
Why Nigeria Is Threatening To Ban Turkish Airlines

The Nigerian Civili Aviation Authority is threatening to suspend Turkish Airlines' rights to fly to Nigeria as of December 16, 2019, if changes aren't made right away. The reason for this suspension? Apparently Turkish Airlines is leaving behind way…

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Turkish Airlines Lounge Miami – 12
Review: Turkish Airlines Lounge Miami Airport

Last week Turkish Airlines opened a lounge in Miami, making it only their fifth lounge outside of Turkey (complementing their lounges in Bangkok, Moscow, Nairobi, and Washington). This is exciting because it's a Priority Pass lounge, making it the only…

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Turkish A330 Business Class
Turkish Airlines Adds Newark To Route Network

Turkish Airlines is one of my favorite airlines in the world, thanks in particular to their global route network, as the airline flies to more countries than any other airline in the world (which is a pretty cool title to have). Well, the airline has…

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Turkish Airlines Lounge Bangkok – 7
Miami’s New Turkish Airlines Priority Pass Lounge

It looks like a great new Priority Pass lounge has opened at my home airport! Turkish Airlines has just opened a lounge at Miami Airport, located in Concourse E. The lounge is on the small side, and is located in the space of the former American Flagship…

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Mongolia
World’s Most Intriguing Fifth Freedom Flight Being Cut

Turkish Airlines has just revealed that they're launching nonstop flights from Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and in the process they're cutting what I consider to be the world's most intriguing fifth freedom flight. For those of you not familiar…

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Turkish Airlines A319 Business Class – 3
Review: Turkish Airlines A319 Business Class

After an incredible Turkish Airlines 787 business class flight and a quick layover, it was time to connect to Romania on Turkish Airlines (you can see the previous installment for details on how we redeemed miles for this flight). Our flight was leaving…

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Turkish Airlines 787 Business Class – 9
Review: Turkish Airlines 787 Business Class

I've long been a huge fan of Turkish Airlines' incredible business class soft product. Previously their flagship aircraft was the 777, which featured fully flat business class seats in a 2-3-2 configuration. That's why I was really excited to try Turkish…

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Turkish Airlines Lounge Bangkok – 7
Review: Turkish Airlines Lounge Bangkok Airport

After visiting the rather underwhelming Thai Airways Lounge, I figured it was time to check out the Turkish Airlines Lounge, which just recently opened. I had access to this lounge on account of my Star Alliance business class ticket, though the lounge…

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Virgin Australia 777
Could Turkish Airlines Buy Virgin Australia Stake?

While Virgin Australia is a lovely airline to fly with, they're a confused airline when it comes to the business side of things. The airline's ownership structure doesn't give it a very clear direction as to what it should do -- for example, the airline…

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