February 28, 2018

Review: Turkish Airlines Business Class, Istanbul-Stockholm

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Flight: TK 1793Departure time in Istanbul (IST): 9:05
Arrival time in Stockholm (ARN): 10:35
Aircraft: Airbus A321
Seat: 4A
Duration: 3h 30min
Date of flight: February 6, 2018
*Revenue Ticket, Business Class flight #148

Boarding, Gate 213

As this flight was from a non EU to an EU country, another passport control was made before boarding.

Boarding was scheduled at 8:05am but it was not until 8:40am when it actually started, with business class passengers and those with status getting priority boarding.

Aircraft, Airbus A320 named "Avcilar"

Turkish Airlines Airbus A320


Turkish Airlines business class cabin

The cabin used rows 1 to 5 in a 2-2 configuration. On this flight, 15 of the 20 seats were occupied.

Inflight entertainment screens

Seat, 4A

My seat 4A was a window.

Inside the seat pocket were the inflight magazines, safety instruction card, etc.

IFE controls

Headphone jack, power ports

Magazines, Duty Free catalogue, etc.


Pre-departure Drinks

Boarding was completed at 9am and moments later, blankets were offered as well as pre-departure drinks.

Mike had the homemade Lemon Mint while I had a glass of water.

We were also offered some packaged roasted hazelnuts.

Inflight Safety Video

Inflight safety video


The crew came with the Philips headphones moments later.

Personal screen

Around 9:25am, we started our push back. Newspapers were also offered. About 11 minutes later, we returned to the gate and the captain came on the PA to inform us that it was due to technical reason, and that he'll get back later with more information. Around 9:53am, the captain was back on the PA to inform us that the problem had been solved and thanked the passengers for their understanding. Six minutes later, we started our pushback and 14 minutes later, we had a smooth take off.

View after take off


Moments after the seat belt sign was turned off, hot towels and menu cards were offered.

Menu card and wine list

Menu card

Moments later, drink orders were taken.

Business class meal

Bread was also offered.

Turkish Airlines Business Class Main Course

To end the meal service, coffee, tea and liquor were offered.

As usual, I had a cup of green tea.


Lavatory stocked with Molton Brown hand soap and lotion


Landing at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Around 11:27am, the captain came on the PA to give us some updated flight information.

View before landing

We landed smoothly around 11:17am and reached our gate nine minutes later.


I've taken this same flight a lot of times in the past and just like the previous times, the crew were friendly and the DO&CO catering service was great. The delay due to technical reason was something that could not be avoided and luckily, it was solved rather quickly. The seats are real business class seats and not just economy seats with the middle being blocked. Of course, Finnair using their A350 flying between Helsinki and London Heathrow still has the best business class seat intra-Europe and Turkish Airlines is number two 😉 Overall, a very nice flight.