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Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
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9/10

"get an even more relaxed position"

(United States)

Seats on the Turkish Airlines A330 were just fine. Not abnormally large, however the recline feature also moves the bottom of the seat so you get an even more relaxed position. The TVs were just fine (not as nice as what you'll find on a B787, but good selection) and the USB ports were readily available.
Aircraft TypeA330-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownMarch 2016
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
8/10

"economy seat is okay"

(Indonesia)

Turkish Airlines from Kuala Lumpur to Munster via Istanbul and back from Berlin to Kuala Lumpur via Istanbul in June/July 2016. The economy seat is okay but just about the same as other average long-haul airlines. The seat leg-room and width were just enough. I could not use the wifi and there was no information booklet or screen about how to use wifi. It Would be better if they provide information about how to use the onboard wifi.
Aircraft TypeA330
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownJuly 2016
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
4/10

"space is not comfortable"

(Vietnam)

For long distance flights over 7 hours like I do, the seat space is not comfortable. At least the viewing screen is OK. But if you have to go to the toilet you have to skip over your co-passenger. If he/she is not related, is kind of akward.
Aircraft TypeA340
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownFebruary 2016
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
no
2/10

"poor seats designed for short haul "

(Canada)

Had a very bad flight on a normally great airline. Was expecting to get on the normal widebody flight for the 6.5 hour flight from Kabul to Istanbul and much to my surprise when I entered the plane and it was old - one of the original A320 configurations from many years ago! Narrowbody not normally used for this long haul flights. Poor seats - designed for short haul flights, so no headrest adjustments for more comfort or napping. No entertainment, it had the old school bulkhead monitors but even they were non functional for the whole 7 hours from boarding to disembarkation. No meal selection - ran out of 2nd choices. This was one of the worst TK flights I have in a long time and the second time on TK707 that the entertainment system (1st was only my seat affected) was not working and not nice on a long haul flight when you paid for that service. Right after I got off this flight I had a short flight (3hrs) to another European destination and had another A320 but this was outfitted for international travel with comfortable seats even, though it too had a antiquated bulkhead Entertainment system. Too bad Turkish Airlines did not make the right corporate decision to send this A320 on my first route, at least the seats would have been comfortable!
Aircraft TypeA320
Seat Layout3x3
Date FlownFebruary 2016
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
10/10

"change of plane & configuration"

(Belgium)

Business class some A321 have a 3x3 with a free seat in the middle which is just average, some have the 2x2 with great room, and the cabin is so much better. The only problem with TK as in many other European carriers, the change of plane and configuration without any notice. Reserved a return to Ist from Bru and checked thouroughly the configuration, which is to me a decisive point to make reservation and travel. One way last weekend change planes without notice and the return was fab. 2x2 a little bigger cabin.
Aircraft TypeA321
Seat Layout3x3
Date FlownFebruary 2016
Cabin FlownPremium Economy
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
10/10

"meal was magnificent"

(Germany)

Turkish Airlines from Frankfurt to Istanbul and back February 2016. The cabin and the toilets were clean and economy passengers had their own entertainment system on the seats. The Entertainment included current movies from different countries. Music, too. The meal was magnificent. It was typical Turkish cuisine. The cabin staff was very friendly and professional.
Aircraft TypeA321
Seat Layout3x3
Date FlownFebruary 2016
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
1/10

"seat reclined barely"

(United States)

I had a business class ticket, but this Boeing 737-800 was clearly not business class. Worst business class flight I have had. Seat reclined barely a speck and was very uncomfortable. Would never fly this plane on Turkish Airlines again, though my other experiences in true business class on Turkish were outstanding. There was no storage space, and minimal, cold unappetizing food served
Aircraft TypeBoeing 737-800
Seat Layout2x2
Date FlownJanuary 2016
Cabin FlownPremium Economy
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Seat Storage 12345
no
8/10

"With our without headrests"

(Germany)

This review is only about the Boeing 737-800s operating out of Sabiha Gökcen Airport; those operating out of Atatürk Airport have a bigger variety of seats. Boeing 737-800s are the only type of aircraft TK operates out of Sabiha Gökcen. They come in two versions : With our without adjustable headrests. For the rest, their seats are identical - leather seats which are fairly comfortable and with sufficient leg room. There are no personal IFE screens, but small IFE boxes under the B and E seats for the overhead screens. Beware that the seats from the front up to the emergency exit rows do have moveable legrests which might interfere with your kneecaps when stowed. If you don't like that, stay with the seats in the rear of the plane and you'll be fine.
Aircraft TypeBoeing 737-800
Seat Layout3x3
Date FlownJanuary 2016
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
5/10

"avoid the A321"

(Germany)

Turkish Airlines cabin interiors on the narrowbody fleet are hit-and-miss, ranging from older but not uncomfortable seats with no IFE in the 737s operating out of Sabiha Gökcen Airport to seats with adjustable headrests and personal IFE screens in the A321s. All quite fine, except for the newer A321s from tailsign TC-JSN onwards carrying the Thales Avant IFE system on board. Of course it's pretty awesome to see a 3D view of the plane on the flight stats channel, but why do they have to come with huge boxes for the IFE under the seat in front of you? If you're lucky to have a seat with one of those things waiting for you, be prepared to sit misaligned for the whole flight and - if you have big feet plus it's a window seat - to squeeze your feet over each other in the little space left between the IFE box and the cabin wall. Also forget to use the IFE boxes as a footrest, they come with sharp edges and you'd also kick the person sitting in front of you in the back. So to stay safe, try to avoid the A321 as they're currently getting more and more of those planes. Go for A320 or if possible fly to Sabiha Gökcen - no personal IFE (who needs that anyway on a 2,5 hours flight?) but sufficient space to store your feet.
Aircraft TypeA321
Seat Layout3x3
Date FlownNovember 2015
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
2/10

"only room for one foot"

(Germany)

Turkish Airlines A330-200 seats are less comfortable than newer ones on their narrowbody aircraft, pretty hard cushion for a long haul flight but the seat pitch is okay, but not the legroom. In the rear economy cabin, under seats B, D and J you find big boxes for the inflight entertainment, under seats A, E, F and K you find huge ones. Only the G seats come with sufficient legroom. While the big boxes do reduce the legroom, the huge boxes leave only room for one foot (no room for the left foot under A and E seats, no room for the right foot under F and K seats). Didn't check the forward economy cabin, so maybe the position of the IFE boxes is a bit different. The boxes don't have sharp edges so you can put a foot on them. Besides, there are footrests installed, but only in front of the IFE boxes. So at every seat you find a misaligned footrest for only one of your feet, depending if the IFE box is on the right or left side of the seat in front of you. When folded up, the footrest bumps against you knee (also just one of your both) when the person in front of you reclines the seat. Needless to say that these notorious IFE boxes make it impossible to somehow sit comfortable - you have the choice between one foot up, one down or sitting misaligned with your feet over each other. What a remarkable coincidence that on my flight today I had a seat with a huge IFE box (full flight, so no other seats avaliable), but the IFE itself wasn't working at all. Had another flight on an A330-300 earlier this year and didn't have a bad experience with the IFE boxes there - they also have different seats in these aircraft. I fly Turkish a lot and I'm quite satisfied, but just stay away from those A330-200s!
Aircraft TypeA330-200
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownDecember 2015
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
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