Turkish Airlines Airlines
Turkish Airlines is the national airline of the Republic of Turkey and operates from its hub in Istanbul. The 4-Star airline is regarded as one of the best in the world as it has a near global coverage. It pays utmost attention to the enhancement of its service levels worldwide while connecting you to various destinations with fares that are almost similar to several low-cost carriers. The airline has the 4th largest network in the world and has been a part of the Star Alliance since 2008. Along with a strong commitment to safety, quality service, and customer satisfaction, Turkish Airline also comes across as one of the leading carriers in Europe.
Onboard Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airways commenced its operations in 1933 albeit as the "State Airlines Administration". The airline flew its first international flight to Athens from Ankara and Istanbul in 1947. In 1955, the national carrier of Turkey assumed its current name. By 1983, Turkish Airlines was operating around 3 continents. As of today, the airline has truly become a global carrier as it connects passengers to virtually all the continents in the world.
In keeping with its 4-year winning streak, Turkish Airlines was awarded the title of ‘Best Airline in Europe’ in 2015. It won “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” for the 2nd consecutive year in 2015. The carrier was named the winner in the category of ‘Best Business Class Catering’ in 2013.
Connectivity and Fleet Information
Turkish Airlines is one of the airlines that connects to more than 275 destinations in the world. You may fly to and from all the prime Middle East destinations onboard the carrier. The airline connects you to these destinations from 7 airports in Saudi Arabia.
The fleet of Turkish Airlines consists of the following:
- Airbus A321-200 – 67 aircraft
- Airbus A330-300 – 31 aircraft
- Airbus A320-200 – 29 aircraft
- Airbus A330-200 – 20 aircraft
- Airbus A319-132/100 – 12 aircraft
- Airbus A340-300 – 4 aircraft
- Boeing B737-900 ER – 15 aircraft
- Boeing B737-800 – 110 aircraft
- Boeing B777-300 ER – 32 aircraft
- Boeing B737-700 – 1 aircraft
Services and In-Flight Meals
Revel in a 4-star experience onboard Turkish Airlines. You have the option of going for the carrier’s luxurious Business Class or the comfortable Economy Class.
If you are traveling on a budget, you may opt for the Economy Class of Turkish Airlines. Each seat that is fitted in this class can recline by up to 7.5 inches. The Business Class of this carrier has fully-reclining seats that create a 75-inch long sleeping space.
If you are traveling long distance with Turkish Airlines, you may feast on mouth-watering snacks, delectable meals, and refreshing beverages served on board.
Engrossing films, TV series, short programs, documentaries, sports, radio channels, and music from around the world are made available your personal screen to keep you occupied while flying. The carrier has installed touchscreens on several of its Airbus and Boeing aircraft that fly to international destinations.
In-flight connectivity may be availed by Turkish Airlines passengers while onboard the aircraft. The facility is designed to be used for sending and receiving e-mails and text messages while flying. In-flight connectivity is available free of charge for Business Class flyers and Elite and Elite Plus members of Turkish Airlines’ loyalty program. Economy Class passengers have to pay a modest price for accessing in-flight connectivity.
For cancellations or to changes your itinerary, please call Turkish Airline’s customer support in your city. Information about Turkish Airline’s cancellation policy is also made available here.
Turkish Airlines’ Baggage Allowance
Free checked and hand baggage limit depends on where you travel to or from and the class of your travel. Economy Class flyers of the airline may check-in up to 20 kgs of luggage without incurring additional charges. Free luggage allowance for Business Class passengers is up to 30 kgs.
A single handbag, measuring not more than 55 x 40 x 23 cms, is allowed for free in the cabins of Economy Class. This bag should not weigh more than 8 kgs. Business Class flyers can carry 2 bags that measure up to 55 x 40 x 23 cms and weigh 8kgs each. Additional details on Turkish Airline’ baggage policy can be found by clicking here.
Turkish Airlines’ Web Check-In and Boarding Pass
Save time at the airport of your departure by availing the Web check-in facility. Online check-in may be availed from 24 hours to up to 90 minutes prior to the departure of your flight. You may select your seat after checking in online. Those with electronic tickets may choose to print their Turkish Airlines boarding pass after the completing online check-in.
Turkish Airlines’ Miles&Smiles
Miles&Smiles earns you miles every time you fly the carrier or its Star Alliance Member airlines. Miles may also be earned by staying at program partner hotels and/or employing the services of other program partners. Accrued miles may be redeemed for award tickets, companion tickets, and upgrades.
Accruing miles also helps you upgrade through Miles&Smiles tiers. Beginning as a Classic Card member when you join Turkish Airlines’ loyalty program, you are elevated to Classic Plus, Elite, and Elite Plus tiers by reaching a certain number of Status Miles in 12 consecutive months. With these memberships, you get priority over lower tier members and non-members when it comes to reservations, waitlists, and more. You also receive additional baggage allowance, access to CIP lounges, the option of checking in at Business Class counters, and more, while flying on the carrier’s international and domestic routes.
Cleartrip: Runway for Booking Turkish Airline Flights
Make your Turkish Airlines booking with Cleartrip.com. From choosing a carrier to making the final payment, you will be guided every step of the way. The website is interactive and easy to use. Apart from airline tickets, you may also book rooms at a hotel of your choice through our website.
Turkish Airline’s one-way, round, and multi-city tickets can also be searched for and booked using Cleartrip’s exclusive mobile application. Cleartrip’s Expressway is a unique feature that enables one-touch flight-booking. Multi-city travel bookings may be used to book seats in up to four separate flights in one go, eliminating the need to book each one separately. You could avail Cleartrip’s Top Deals while booking tickets on Turkish Airlines, and get the best fares with cashback options, reduced air tariffs, season sales, and more. You may also check your Turkish Airlines’ PNR status on the website post booking.