Airplane Airbus A330-300 (333) Turkish Airlines has 2 classes on board with total of 289 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|business||61||21||1 - 5||28|
|economy||31 - 33||17 - 18||6 - 40||261|
Flew on TK004 from JFK to IST in Business Class. Food is outstanding. Rest was on par with other airlines (ex. ME3 + Singapore) . Great bang for the buck, if you're looking to fly BC.
Traveled from ARN earlier today with an A300-200 to IST. Brand new and great experience. Now I’m on TK64 a IST-BKK on A300-300. Still very nice but I think a bit older. But forget about the aircraft....the service, food etc are extraordinary!!
being 1.83 m tall, 36A was HORRIBLE, my knees were stuck in the metal part from the front seat. It's the most uncomfortable seat I've ever flown in, LCC included. The return leg was flown in a 77W which had a more generous seat. Too bad that the soft product of THY is really great, their A333's are ruining it for me, never again !
Unlike my previous flight on this type of aircraft with TK (4E), this seat was not so good on this IST-Seoul flight. The noise from the galley was a major concern, especially since this was an overnight flight. Loud talking of the crew and pots, pans and china wear being arranged. There was also an obvious lack of lavatories for Business Class (only one in the front, and the two in the galley section were systematically used by economy class passengers). To me this lack of lavatories is a major draw back. Crew attention was varying. The menu was nice although one of the three main courses was missing from the start, IFE very good and boarding in IST just OK (busses to the airport, no priority boarding for Business class passengers). Storing carry-on luggage was also a challenge since the overhead bins are at the start half filled with the sheets and pillows for the night. The seat is very comfortable and access to the aisle for a window seat is great. I just have to carefully pick my seat next time on board this A330-300. Punctuality was excellent. Turkish airlines does provide a good value for money.
Good flight, food excellent
As expected, bad seats!
I am a bit over 6'3" (191 cm), and the legroom was horrible. I literally could not sit in the seat without the metal bar from the seatback in front of me pressing into my knee. So for 11+ hours, I had to twist my legs into weird configurations to TRY to make the pain go away. To little avail. The built-in foot rest is great for shorter people like my wife but makes it even harder to twist my legs since they cannot go under the seat in front of me. The width was acceptable. The service was competent, and the food was decent. The staff was friendly, but they do not come out to check on things. If Turkish Airlines can address the seat pitch issue, I would fly it again. Right now, though, I will not since I cannot go through that much knee pain over that much time.
If you are over 6'2" this seat is a problem. Best seat will be 24 AD JK with emergency exit.....6D also is for mothers with young babies so beware as I spent 9 hours with 2 screaming babies on flight from Boston to Istanbul.....Flight crew is especially nice compared to typical american crews.....food was actually ok....if you are 6'2" and above you have to get emergency row or you will feel extremely cramped and subject to babies crying for 9 hours!!!
What a wonderful experience captain gave cabin crew pep talk prior to flight, not necessary as all staff lead by excellent purses treated us like royalty, lovely local flight, lounge not to be missed, people wonderful with many cultures. See you again in three weeks.
Connected from a short haul (TK1920) to fly IST-BKK on 15 April 2018 at 1.25 AM. Punctual departure. Generous seating arrangement, lie flat. Just after reaching sufficient altitude the crew comes to arrange the bed with seat cover/sheet (unless you still want the meal) and pillow. Little idea about food, IFE and drinks since I slept almost the whole flight (I take a sleeping tablet for overnight flights; that works wonderfully). An army of crew for business class manage to deliver a perfect service in a very comfortable seat arrangement. Upon leaving the aircraft I got a priority card for immigration and in a breeze I was out of the airport. Flight was slightly early and my driver was about to arrive when I left the luggage area.
The best seat! Lots of legroom as there is no seat in front of you.
Announcements were loud (also too frequent) and annoying while repetitious; no ''welcome to... or time, temperature report on landing. Rough approach to commercial flying/operations. Seat 26G is a tight seat for anyone over 1.9m /6''3'with little leg room; managed a better seat w/ helpful attendant at front of Eco, section. Great service and above average food. Entertainment was VGood to excellent , live TV was great- BBC, CNBC, Sky and other channels. Sameplane on JNB to IST /same day, same review. Best airline in Europe? ...maybe not!
L accueil par le personnel de bord est agréable et nominatif. La prise de commande du repas et boisson est correcte. La cabine est bien disposée. Le choix des divertissements est bien fourni. Le casque dépend des vols. Sur mon second parcours Istanbul Johannesburg le casque était très confortable. L inclinaison du siege permet de dormir sans être replié sur soi.
This must have been the older A330-300 as I had flown NY-IST and had much more legroom. I had previously flown IST-NY in buisness with no problems. Legroom miniscule, tray table and footrest broken, Terribel seat for 10 hour flight.
The seat on Turkish Airlines aboard Airbus A330-300 are compact and cramped at the same time.I love to fly Turkish airlines but I wish they would operate a boeing 777 on this route and a 330 is cumbersome wide body airplane for an 11 hour flight from Istanbul to New York.
Although not mentioned in Seat Guru, there are two type of A330-300. The old one and one with new seats with more legroom. I flew from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to Istanbul. Total fly time around 11 1/2 hours. On the way to Istanbul the space was more than efficient. Seat not too comfortable but still overall experience was good. Unfortunately on the way back (Istanbul to Ho Chi Minh) I flew with the old planes where the seats are crammed with very little legroom (I am 180cm tall). Needless to say that the experience would have been exhausting if I wasn't able to change to 24D.
The flight was IST to NRT ( Tokyo ). The seat is extremely comfortable. 180 degrees as mentioned. Fantastic food. Nothing to complain.
The seats on row 12 lack windows. Seat comfort OK for a 3 hour intra-European flight. Small monitors on all economy seats, wide range of movies and other entertainment. The earplugs provided pure crap though. Breakfast served was adequate, no more, no less. Friendly staff.
It wasn't the worst but Turkish Airline's Business Class is not worth the money bed-seats are very uncomfortable good crew good IFE but also bad food and bad pilot . I am now flying in comfort/premium economy class and i like it its worth
I flew from Tashkent to Istanbul on 5th May. I am 184cm tall and found the leg room and seat width more than adequate. Turkish personnel and service were great. However, I have found that Turkish planes are often too warm and as a result flights can be uncomfortable. I would fly Turkish again.