Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER Comfort Class from Dubai to Istanbul

Triebwerke der Boeing 777-300ER (TK-JJE)

The Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER Comfort Class was one of the first premium economy on the airline market. Thanks to an upgrade, we were able to test the premium cabin and service on the short flight from Dubai to Istanbul.

Drive from Abu Dhabi to Dubai

Around 6 p.m. we made our way back from Abu Dhabi the 140 km to Dubai. We wanted to go back to the Dubai Mall to marvel at the famous fountains.

Blick auf die Corniche von Abu Dhabi
View of the Abu Dhabi Corniche

Since the locals had the weekend today, there was absolute traffic chaos at the mall. The multi-storey car park was overcrowded and we only progressed at walking pace and sometimes really critically because of the aggressive driving style of the locals. The law of the strongest still applies here in road traffic. Luckily we found a parking space after 60 minutes. Unfortunately, due to this time delay, we were only able to watch one more show.

In our opinion, the rental car return at Dubai Airport is organized quite chaotically. There are no signs and no further information. However, we still knew where we had picked up the car, on parking level A2, and tried to arrange the whole thing that way. I think the solution that the rental car stations are in an outdoor area is much better. After exactly 1234 kilometers we gave the small rental car. He suffered a lot from us. :)

Check-in at Dubai Airport

Since we had expected a lot more traffic, which wasn't that bad, we arrived at check-in with a lead time of three hours. I had already seen on the internet that our flight home was very well booked. The gentleman at the Business Class counter tore up our actual tickets and, after a short phone call, happily gave us the news that we would be upgraded to the better Comfort Class today. Yipeeee!!! The first time I've been upgraded since I've had Star Alliance Gold status. I already knew the Comfort Class from earlier flights, after Turkish Airlines had a fare error from Hong Kong to Los Angeles in 2011. So we were happy about the better space and the comfortable seats with reclining function.

Lufthansa Senator Lounge (Dubai)

We made our way to the departure area and looked for the Lufthansa Senator Lounge. According to the employee and my invitation, the lounge that Turkish Airlines uses in Dubai only wanted to allow one person. In the rather small Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Christin was not a problem as a guest. Since the Lufthansa pilots are on strike at the moment, and many flights have been cancelled, it was fortunately quite empty. Only Swiss flew to Zurich and Austrian Airlines to Vienna. When the passengers for these planes were gone, we sat alone in the lounge. So I was able to use the time to take a few photos of the lounge.

Essensbereich - Lufthansa Senator Lounge Dubai
Dining Area - Lufthansa Senator Lounge Dubai
Buffet - Lufthansa Senator Lounge Dubai
Buffet – Lufthansa Senator Lounge Dubai

The food was limited but perfectly adequate. I found the Indian curry dish particularly tasty. Drinks were also available in sufficient variety. After a week without a delicious beer, a cool wheat beer was a fine thing.

Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER Comfort Class – Flug Turkish Airlines TK761 nach Istanbul

Our flight TK761 to Istanbul was extremely delayed. We were supposed to depart at 02:35, but at that time the Boeing 777-300ER (TK-JJE) had just landed. In the end we only started shortly before 04:00. We didn't hear much from the flight. We put our seats back, raised the footrests and slept most of the flight. The service offered on this night flight did not correspond to my experiences on other flights in Comfort Class. We were disappointed that there was no amenity kit and the food wasn't that extensive. If you want to read more about Comfort Class, check out ours Trip Report with Turkish Airlines from Hong Kong to Istanbul an.

Shortly before landing, we noticed that some passengers were becoming quite restless. Apparently many of them had connecting flights which were now pretty tight to catch. The first passengers came into the front galley during the landing approach to be the first. Shortly after landing, when we hadn't even rolled out, the rest of the passengers jumped up. The stewardess had her hands full getting the crowd back onto their seats. Eventually she gave up because of the crowds. I have never experienced anything like it. Stupid for the impatient was that we got an outside parking space. So getting up early wasn't an advantage, since we all had to get on the same bus.

Triebwerke der Boeing 777-300ER (TK-JJE)
Boeing 777-300ER (TK-JJE) engines

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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 2021, I live with my wife Christin and our son in Merseburg and work in Leipzig as a product manager. What I love about travelling is flying, discovering delicious food and drink, and staying in great hotels. I am a travel enthusiast and always on the lookout for the next adventure. I have been posting about my experiences on the road since 2007.

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