Last week, I flew from Manila to Istanbul onboard the new Boeing 777 aircraft Turkish Airlines is now using as of October 24.
This is the shortest direct flight to Europe by the way, and I take it a lot because there are so many flights to European capitals and secondary cities from Istanbul.
This is a really big deal because it means one less stopover somewhere in Europe, and NOT having to take your bags out in Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris or Heathrow in London and transferring to a domestic airport and a domestic airline.
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THE BOEING 777 EXPERIENCE
ON TURKISH AIRLINES FROM ASIA
I'd just flown this exact same route about five weeks ago and it was still the old aircraft.
Wow. What a difference an aircraft makes -- but I'm sure you know that already as well as I do.
MORE SPACE EVERYWHERE
The new Boeing 777 from Manila to Istanbul is more spacious, of course, and it's a flat bed with a 2-2 configuration in the first section of business class and a 2-3-2 configuration in the second section.
There's also more space for everything within the seat range. And the entertainment system is different, and it has a wider selection of movies and music.
Perhaps the best part with this new airplane is that it has very spacious bathrooms for business class.
GOOD INFLIGHT SERVICE
Turkish Airlines has always had good food in business class, and even their domestic flights within Turkey have nice meals.
Onboard this Asia to Istanbul flight, we had a wonderful after-dinner coffee and tea service and custom-made breakfast which you order by checking what you want from a breakfast menu card.
I watched a movie, had a bit of dinner and then slept most of the way to Istanbul.
So when I landed, I was so fresh and ready for another interesting chapter in my never-ending, and never-endingly eventful #Travelife.