Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300 economy class, Istanbul to Dubai

At the beginning of the year, we took the decision once again before our upcoming wedding in the holiday. The partly cloudy Winter, let our attention to the always warm Emirates fall. Dubai we wanted to visit for a long time and so we booked in mid-January, a relatively cheap flight with Turkish Airlines from...

Flight TK1338 Turkish Airlines to Istanbul

29. In March, we plackten our suitcases and drove the few miles to Leipzig airport. After a short visit in the Lounge, not to mention in Leipzig, Germany really value is >>complain on a high level<<we went to Gate 22 and boarded then the A320-200 (TC-JPD). The Boarding of TK 1338 went very smoothly and the captain was able to request before the actual departure time is the Pushback from the Gate. The machine was fully booked until almost the last seat. Most of the passengers were retired couples, which were, according to their conversations on the city trip Istanbul.

After a short period of time Taxing, we started from the Northern runway towards the East. Shortly after reaching the cruising altitude the food were dealt cards. Today we had a choice between Salisbury steak and chicken breast, or vegetarian Pasta with eggplant. In addition there was a salad and a chocolate cake. Delicious! The older people were, however, eat a couple of problems with the only mainly only English Service of the steward.

On-the-go quite a lot of flight traffic. Some planes, including a Boeing 747 of Emirates, crossed our Route. Because you are annoyed that the camera is in the Overhead is Am. 2:25 we started the landing cycle. This lasted nearly felt longer than the whole flight. Seems to be in the evening here very much, because we did an extensive round about the Mediterranean sea.

CIP Lounge (Istanbul)

At Istanbul airport arrived, were we first on the way into the main area of the terminal. After a short time we found the famous CIP Lounge. This Lounge is supposed to allegedly belong to one of the best in the world. After a short time was but clearly, it is visited in any case, the best and biggest Lounge, which we up to now.

Staircase area - CIP Lounge Istanbul

Treppenbereich – CIP Lounge Istanbul

We locked our Hand Luggage at the entrance and shot a few rounds with the camera. Fantastic! The interior architecture is just awesome and especially the newly opened area in the lower floor is very spacious and much less crowded than the upper floor. There are here several of the drinks area and Buffets. In addition, there are three kitchens where warm Turkish dishes from the Grill are served.

Who needs to all eat a little bit of variety and movement, a pool table, a Golf Simulator and a Carrera race track is available. In the evening, these attractions were visited, but very good. For this reason, we freshened up just a little, read the newspaper and drank a drink or Long.

Turkish Airlines flight TK762 to Dubai

After we had explored the Lounge extensively and bellies with enough Goodies and booze filled, we proceeded against at 00:35 to the Boarding of the flight TK 762 to Dubai. If all would just stick to the printed Boarding groups, and the staff at the Gate would also put consistently, would it not be expired again, so messy. The A330-300 (TC-JNV) looked already a little into the years came. The blue seats in Economy, I didn't know now by Turkish Airlines. But maybe that had to do something that TK has taken over the Airbus in 2013 from Gulf Air. In any case, the seats were very uncomfortable and due to the extremely wide centre armrest, you felt hemmed in and very.

View from the plane

View from the plane

Due to turbulence over Ankara, the Service was delayed for some time. So much of the Breakfast service (at 2 a.m.) in the middle of four hours of flight time. We were still a little sleep. We woke up just in time for the landing again, and had a great view of the skyscrapers, especially the high-profile Burj Khalifa.

Burj Khalifa from the airplane

Burj Khalifa from the airplane

After our landing, and the trouble-free entry we picked up a rental car booked, a total old white Chevrolet Spark,. The car had about 62Tkm on the clock and drove like it. I have turned the accelerator pedal right through, that we come to speed. When we give back to Small again, he will probably be a little paver.

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My name is Christian and I was born in the green heart of Germany and studied computer engineering in Ilmenau, Thuringia. Since 2012 I live with my wife Christin in Halle (Saale). When travelling I love flying, discovering good food and drink and spending the night in great hotels. I am a travel enthusiast and always looking for the next adventure. I have been reporting about my experiences on the road since 2007.

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