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by TK787
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

By the way, missed that whole news about the Pegasus flight. Pictures look crazy, very lucky people on that flight that night. Can anyone confirm, any chance that plane will fly again? Thanks. Well, just looking at the photos taken after the recovery, it seems that the entire fuselage has not suffe...

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by TK787
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.
Replies: 17
Views: 620

Re: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.

I just did a quick search for dates in May on Delta.com, and there are options on VS through LHR for 70k miles (in economy), departing DXB at 1105am. The return flight is the daylight TATL to LHR connecting to an overnight flight into DXB -- pretty nice schedule, IMO. Also options on AF through CDG...

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by TK787
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

I like the unspoken rule of not reclining but that really applies to flights no longer than 6-7 hours, which is also the longest flight you will find in domestic US. I have to recline in a TK flight if it's a long haul flight otherwise it really does become unbearable. I'm sorry to all the people w...

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by TK787
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.
Replies: 17
Views: 620

Re: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.

I just did a quick search for dates in May on Delta.com, and there are options on VS through LHR for 70k miles (in economy), departing DXB at 1105am. The return flight is the daylight TATL to LHR connecting to an overnight flight into DXB -- pretty nice schedule, IMO. Also options on AF through CDG...

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by TK787
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.
Replies: 17
Views: 620

Re: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.

Thanks everyone, I thought there would be better options. I waited for the first available date to book, 10 months in advance. I assumed that's what alliences are for even if DL can not afford to fly to DXB, its partners should help out. Oh well, TK to the rescue. I'll use those DL miles eventually,...

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by TK787
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.
Replies: 17
Views: 620

Re: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.

Thanks everyone, I thought there would be better options. I waited for the first available date to book, 10 months in advance. I assumed that's what alliences are for even if DL can not afford to fly to DXB, its partners should help out. Oh well, TK to the rescue. I'll use those DL miles eventually,...

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by TK787
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11627

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

190/18G4. Winds from 190 degrees, pretty much South. 18knots, gusting to40. Latest METAR says, winds from 180, 15 knots, gusting 23 knots. Hey, I was the same way when I first started visiting this site 10+ years ago. Still learning. This place explains some of the terms: https://www.wunderground.co...

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by TK787
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11627

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

I have a 8:00am DL flight out of JFK. Looks like the weather is improving after 4am. Fingers crossed, I don't get delayed more than 3-4 hours :)

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by TK787
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

mafaky wrote:
Oooops; sorry that I really missed that "TK" in your first message!.... :banghead: :(

No worries :)
I keep dreaming.
Seriously, wouldn't it be nice. I think a future TK JFK-SAW will work better than a TK EWR-IST. Not sure about JFK-SAW vs. JFK-ESB.

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by TK787
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

:) As I said JFK-SAW TK flight. About sardine cans. Gone are the days of 33-34" Y on TK 343s. TK's Y on the 333-77W is pretty bad. Especially when the person in front reclines ( even that 2 inches) and they put a dining tray in front of me. I really like that unspoken rule of not to recline Y s...

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by TK787
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

As I always say, if one day, there will be a JFK-SAW TK flight, I will never use IGA, ever.

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by TK787
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.
Replies: 17
Views: 620

Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.

Hello there, I am trying to get a Business Class award ticket with Skymiles from DXB to NYC area in November in J, around 85,000miles+ tax All I get is, Aeroflot via Moscow, or Saudia, or MEA with two stops. There was an Virgin Atlantic option but seems to be gone now. Why so limited options, why mo...

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by TK787
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

Many TK flights to Europe and the Middle East are operated by widebodies. The latest one is OTP which will get the A330 two times a day. Once the new airport opens, could we see these destinations go back to smaller aircraft but operated with more frequencies? I can imagine that a lot of these dest...

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by TK787
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

Is this possible for TK?
TK wants to carry 74M pax this year. 5.4M more pax than last year.
With a current Load Factor of around 79%, planning to open only a few new routes, IST busting at seams; is it possible to carry 7-8% more pax with a net of 7 additional narrow body jets coming to its fleet?

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by TK787
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

-TK predicted in 8/17 that they will carry 31M domestic and 38M int. pax for a total of 69M pax in 2017. Also TK said Load Factor will be 77-78% and 1100ton Cargo will be carried. TK did pretty good with their 2017 year end predictions: Total pax 68.6M (Predicted 69M), Load Factor 79.1% (Predicted ...

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by TK787
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)
Replies: 17
Views: 1632

Re: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)

Look at how well the 737-900ER (with aux tanks) works for TK. Then again, TK does not have desert hot weather. Well, I'm not so sure it worked out well for TK. The first batch of 10 x 739s had 16J/135 seats. Next batch of 5, TK ditched the aux. tanks and got them with 16J/153Y seats. All 739s helpe...

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by TK787
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

TK could have started one stop with 343s then and 332s now. I think there is just no stomach for it; one-stop or non-stop, especially after financially difficult past few quarters. It will not be a money maker. Those frames could be utilized in many other routes. One day, it will open just for prest...

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by TK787
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

JFK has NOTAMed Terminal 1 to be closed until tomorrow morning 4AM. TK1 (which uses T1) is currently on its way to JFK, wonder where TK1 will divert. It would have probably turned back to IST if it wasn't already so close to JFK. JFK has been a total mess since the snow blizzard two days ago, I've ...

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by TK787
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

JFK has NOTAMed Terminal 1 to be closed until tomorrow morning 4AM. TK1 (which uses T1) is currently on its way to JFK, wonder where TK1 will divert. It would have probably turned back to IST if it wasn't already so close to JFK. JFK has been a total mess since the snow blizzard two days ago, I've ...

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by TK787
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s
Replies: 47
Views: 10827

Re: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s

But is SEA big enough to handle more than one Middle East airline? Yes, the next "Middle Eastern" airline to serve SEA will be TK :) In Turkish Aviation thread, it was rumored that TK was offered to serve YVR 3 x weekly. TK still asking for daily. For TK, it wouldn't be any different then...

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by TK787
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

Well hopefully they go 1-2-1 in Business. I really doubt it. 350-900 cabin is 35cm wider than TK's 330-300s. I have flown the 2-2-2 J seats many times and pretty happy with it. I think, they will stick with 2-2-2 and it will feel a bit roomier with that extra cabin width. Economy section, I'm afrai...

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by TK787
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

TK also might be able to do a ESB-SYD with -900 one day, if ESB becomes more hub like. Insallah, but as ESB is 900m above sea level, I’m not sure that it is technically possible. My mistake, I thought hot and high meant over 5000 ft and 80°F. Not sure 900m qualifies, it might I don't know. But give...

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by TK787
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

It's bad that there is not a MOU for the ULR model. Very sad. I think there might be still time, but TK has to justify this. I have been looking at the numbers; 350-900ULR is capable of taking 24,000lt. more fuel and flying an extra 600nm, up to 20 hrs in the air. From what I understand -900 and UL...

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by TK787
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

Is this A350 order a firm order? If so why is the 787 order still waiting? Edit: I see it is firm. So that still leaves the question, why is the 787 order still waiting? Where do you see that it is firm? Latest, still 20+5 options of MOU, same with 787 LOI's. Both, not firm. http://atwonline.com/ai...

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by TK787
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s
Replies: 47
Views: 10827

Re: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s

Turkish news site reports the order to be 20+5 options. Congrats to all parties.

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by TK787
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

pzurita1 wrote:


Well, it seems nor MEX nor CUN are still on TK plans.

I know MEX is in plans but not possible due to MEX being "hot and high", probably have to wait for 787/350.
I was not aware TK ever considered CUN.

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by TK787
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

If the article below is correct, TK and Airbus are about to sign a deal for 25 A350s today. http://www.airkule.com/haber/THY-A350-900-ICIN-IMZA-ATACAK/29268 Karel or TK787 do the honors and start a thread please, although it would be ironic if TK787 started the TK buying A350 thread:)))) Ha ha ha.....

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by TK787
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 11302

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

TK3 might be heading to IAD. Weather I’m assuming, its gonna be a mess for the whole northeast seems like:( Yes weather, TK3 still at IAD. And I think TK1, just diverted to EWR. I wonder if they can let the pax go at EWR, or wait and fly them to JFK when things calm down later tomorrow. And the oth...

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by TK787
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 28790

Re: Northeast Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

    lesfalls wrote:
    TK1 seems to be going for JFK.

    Just landed at EWR, what happens now? The pax can leave?

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    by TK787
    Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:28 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
    Replies: 131
    Views: 11302

    Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

    TK3 might be heading to IAD.

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    by TK787
    Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:43 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
    Replies: 131
    Views: 11302

    Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

    I look outside the window in NY and can not imagine JFK operations. I look at flightaware, actually flights are taking off, no landings. Blowing snow, low visibility, gusting winds. Let's see where TK3 is going to up, estimated to land 3 hrs. from now. KJFK weather now: (METAR meaning; to the best o...

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    by TK787
    Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:50 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
    Replies: 131
    Views: 11302

    Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

    Latest TK targets for 2018: "According to the non-consolidated 2018 budget that was approved by the Board of Directors, the guidance regarding the Incorporation's targets and expectations for the year 2018 is as follows: Traffic Development • Total number of passengers carried is targeted to re...

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    by TK787
    Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:07 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
    Replies: 131
    Views: 11302

    Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

    aemoreira1981 wrote:
    At UN Week this year, the A345 and A332 arrived at JFK almost back to back and offloaded lined up that way. Is this flown by TK pilots?

    Yes, VIP fleet pilots are from TK. AFAIK, they only fly the VIP fleet once transferred.

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    by TK787
    Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:15 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
    Replies: 131
    Views: 11302

    Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

    As a resident in Turkey, I had no chance to fly on a Dreamliner yet. Does anyone know which airlines fly which routes with a Dreamliner ? Dash 8 or 9 maybe ? Any airline flying A350 to Turkey ? We may see BA put them on IST at various periods after the B767 gets phased out later this year. I flew B...

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    by TK787
    Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:36 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
    Replies: 131
    Views: 11302

    Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

    Pretty certain the AMRAAM order is pretty old, from 2014 or so? Don't think AMRAAM orders are anything special anyways. Hopefully US-Turkey relations do get better tho. You are correct. Ordered 2014 but just finalized to be delivered in 2020. A tiny order of $350M but still you can see how long it ...

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    by TK787
    Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:18 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
    Replies: 131
    Views: 11302

    Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

    -gokmen, TK's 787 was not a confirmed order, it was a letter of Intent. I have my fingers crossed because the relations with US are lukewarm, to say the least. But after the 3x 77F order last week and (if I'm not mistaken the recent AMRAAM order for TAF), I am more hopeful, within months I imagine. ...

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    by TK787
    Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:43 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
    Replies: 131
    Views: 11302

    Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

    TK increases 330-200/300 ops in Europe next summer according to routesonline: Istanbul Ataturk – Amsterdam TK1957/1958 (A330 operation increases to 3 daily) Istanbul Ataturk – Berlin Tegel TK1723/1724 (A330 operation increases to 2 daily) Istanbul Ataturk – Bucharest TK1045/1046 (A330 operation incr...

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    by TK787
    Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:58 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
    Replies: 131
    Views: 11302

    Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

    So there's a fair bit of information regarding TK's plans for the new airport in the press, but what about other carriers? AtlasGlobal, Pegasus and Onur - what are their plans for the new airport? Any insider info? Any aircraft order predictions for these carriers? -Pegasus have 42 each 320 NEO and...

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    by TK787
    Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:12 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
    Replies: 131
    Views: 11302

    Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

    Has anyone flown TK on New Years Eve lately? I remember Dec 31, 2004 I was on TK2 Economy Class JFK-IST on Airbus 343 and we were served 187ml bottles of Piper Heidseck champagne and a slice of chocolate cake about an hour or so after take off. And this was before dinner. Anyone else experienced som...

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    by TK787
    Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:59 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: TK .. Istanbul-Havana
    Replies: 44
    Views: 6895

    Re: TK .. Istanbul-Havana

    This circular routing is more commonly seen with charter airlines. Returning direct to IST from CCS saves times and money compared with returning via HAV, but passengers from HAV to IST have to endure a 16h 35m journey. Historically, TK likes to test the waters with these circular routings. They ha...

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    by TK787
    Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:54 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2017
    Replies: 98
    Views: 12566

    Re: Turkish Aviation December 2017

    viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382429
    Moderators, please archive this thread, since I've started next months thread. Thanks, Happy New Year :)
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    Please continue here:
    viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382429
    Moderators, please archive this thread, since I've started next months thread. Thanks, Happy New Year :)

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    by TK787
    Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:53 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
    Replies: 131
    Views: 11302

    Turkish Aviation January 2018

    Happy New Year Turkish Aviation fans, May 2018 bring joy and peace to you and your family. You can find last months thread here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=20053043#p20053043 4737121,4758453 -We finished last year with another order of 3 x 77Fs for TK, to join the above two. TK a...

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    by TK787
    Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:22 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: TK .. Istanbul-Havana
    Replies: 44
    Views: 6895

    Re: TK .. Istanbul-Havana

    From what I know: -Sun and Culture. Turkish friends love spending time in Cuba, for many years. And now they can do it with TK. They love the culture, music and value. On the other hand, I never hear my friends travel to any other Caribbean destinations like PR, DR, USVI, Aruba, Martinique... always...

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    by TK787
    Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:25 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2017
    Replies: 98
    Views: 12566

    Re: Turkish Aviation December 2017

    https://twitter.com/USEmbassyTurkey?ref ... r%5Eauthor
    USA returns to full resumption of visa services in Turkey.
    Great news for TK and Turkish citizens that wants to travel to the US, in the new year :)
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    https://twitter.com/USEmbassyTurkey?ref ... r%5Eauthor
    USA returns to full resumption of visa services in Turkey.
    Great news for TK and Turkish citizens that wants to travel to the US, in the new year :)

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    by TK787
    Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:52 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2017
    Replies: 98
    Views: 12566

    Re: Turkish Aviation December 2017

    https://flightaware.com/live/flight/THY6838
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    There it is, TK's 2nd 77F departing shortly for IST:
    https://flightaware.com/live/flight/THY6838

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    by TK787
    Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:54 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
    Replies: 86
    Views: 25403

    Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

    stylo777 wrote:
    around 03:50 in the video one can see an UA tail - eventhough UA is currently not operating to Turkey. Hopefully they will with the new airport...

    :) ha ha ha... stylo, a perfect anutter :)
    I actually see 2 x UA tails, farther one might be a 772. What do you think??

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    by TK787
    Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:13 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2017
    Replies: 98
    Views: 12566

    Re: Turkish Aviation December 2017

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pega ... SKBN1EF0DE
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    Congratulations to PGS and Airbus; Pegasus getting 25 more A321 NEOs:
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pega ... SKBN1EF0DE

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    by TK787
    Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:41 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2017
    Replies: 98
    Views: 12566

    Re: Turkish Aviation December 2017

    (An odd question and kindly ignore if very stupid): Does the daylight saving time have negative impact on aircraft rotations/utilizations? An example: TC-JTK started the day in ZRH TK1912 ZRH-IST 0755 1225 (02:30) TK1753 IST-OSL 1443 1616 (03:30) TK1754 OSL-IST 1805 2320 (03:15) For some reason and...

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    by TK787
    Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:10 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2017
    Replies: 98
    Views: 12566

    Re: Turkish Aviation December 2017

    https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE232
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    Now its her turn. 2nd TK 77F is on the move:
    https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE232

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    by TK787
    Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:11 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2017
    Replies: 98
    Views: 12566

    Re: Turkish Aviation December 2017

    180 seats (Airbus A320) ????? 180 seat Airbus320? What airline is that? Are you saying that 1 x weekly makes sense to open a route? Are you saying TK to open those routes? Thanks. Why so surprised? Pegasus and Onur Air A320s have 180 seats. No, in my opinion only those over 10'000 pax yearly should...

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