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7.9
Turkish AirlinesOverall score based on 23300 reviews
7.8Boarding
7.8Comfort
8.2Crew
8.0Entertainment
7.9Food
Airline reviews

Pros: the crew were not friendly and they were bossy
Cons: more kind crew

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Pros: the crew were not friendly and they were bossy
Cons: more kind crew

Pros: The crew was very professional and polite.. they did a great job remaining everyone to keep their mask on!!
Cons: During the entire trip I couldn’t watch any movies my entertainment was not working

Pros: Plane was good,very comfortable clean and new.Entertainment was great.Crew was nice.
Cons: Food wasn’t good at all, very low quality and it didn’t taste good.And prices for extra language (190$) is way too expensive.

Pros: Great crew, clean bathrooms, second baggage free
Cons: Hot meals and different drinks available like coke or sparkling water, with payment if necessary .

Pros: friendly staff
Cons: encouraging passengers to do more social distancing at gates

Pros: Sits are very comfortable and the food is amazing.
Cons: The door from the US plane was closed in front of our nose and the staff was extremely rude.In Boston the Turkish Airlines representative from the luggage transfers didn't have a clue what he's doing. It was a complete disaster. So, the 1:10hrs between Cluj and Istambul is not enough for an US flight. You guys must schedule more time so people can get to the US plane on time. The Airline is amazing, good food, good crew, great sits, but please work on this schedule because it's so exhausting to stay an additional 11 hours on the road.

Cons: I loved everything about Turkish Airlines. Their food is one of the best! You can eat it all and actually tastes good! The level of individual service, unbiased service, is amazing. The crew is polite, well kept, and dare I say very good looking. All my flights with them departed and arrived as scheduled, always!

Pros: Food was good, crew was really helpful

Cons: During flight after first meal the cabin temperature is way to cold. Then it gets warmer but later, second half of the flight the air gets very cold again so it’s difficult to have a good sleep.

Pros: My worst journey.

Cons: Uncomfortable seats. Very uncomfortable ride. Everything else was good but it’s becoming hard to fly this way.

Cons: The flight from LAX Ron Istambul was delayed for 2.5h, then the flight from Istanbul to belgrade was delayed by 3.5h. Then we learned that our luggage did not arrive, after waiting for all the bags to come out. This was by far the worst flight we have ever experienced!

Pros: I like the price, quality, aircraft, staff, food.. everything!

Pros: The crew was very attentive and pleasant to all business class passengers . The food and service were excellent and great presentation. Seats were comfortable and great for sleeping .
Cons: There wasn’t anything that I can recall that made the trip unpleasant .

Pros: Very nice love it
Cons: Very nice and love

Pros: The staff went out of their way to make us comfortable as possible

Pros: Service was amazing, great communication and food/drinks was nice! Entertainment was great.
Cons: Seats are close together not a lot of leg room if you are tall lile myself. Also need more bathrooms the lines were long. Seats dont recline too far back for a long flight makes it difficult.

Pros: The food, the seats, the in-flight entertainment were all great, like flying used to be. Whenever we have the opportunity to fly their routes we will most certainly do so!

Pros: What once was an appealing upgrade is now outdated. Turkish Airlines should look into upgrading their fleet. Otherwise food and service are great as always.
Cons: Entertainment system was a bust. Our entire isle had issues with the system, movies not playing, music sounding awful. Even cameras and flight map were out. kudos to the cabin chief for going above and beyond and making arrangements in case people wanted to switch seats.

Pros: food was good, and my business class seat was okay.
Cons: First flight (to Istanbul) delayed, and nobody cared to help with making connecting flight booked on the same Turkish Airlines (THY)! Different THY employees sent me to three (3) different places (with two suitcases in hand) at opposite ends of the huge Istanbul airport before finally pointing to the Business Lounge and causing my missing the connection. Had they directed me correctly and cared about my first delay, I would not have missed it. I lost the first-night pay at the hotel of my final destination, my friends lost their time and money on making trips to pick me up, my ailing relatives were in pieces worrying about me, and so on. In sum, a fun trip (NOT!) ... If you care for some details, here you go... They did not inform their own connecting flight about my delay. Despite issuing me a boarding pass, nobody was looking for me or announcing where I should go. I spent an hour running around the airport at THY employees' misdirections. Business Lounge revealed I was already issued a ticket for next morning's flight (without informing me via my email they had or otherwise). I then looked at their own monitor and saw a much earlier flight the same night on a partner airline. I had to point to that flight, and they issued me a ticket there. No apology, no offer of any compensation. I understand that flights may delay, and I could forgive an honest mistake in misdirection. But this was a wide-spread incompetence and utter unwillingness to help their own business class (!) customer. I can only imagine what pains the economy travelers had to endure! Just to give you a flavor, after realizing that my connecting flight was boarding (when my delayed first flight arrived in Istanbul), I asked the crew to direct me to the best route to my connection. They pointed to the gate personnel. The gate personnel who greeted us DID NOT KNOW about my connection and sent me to the opposite side of the airport without notifying the connecting flight to wait for me. No help/transport was offered. When I made my way to the connecting gate with my luggage, the flight was gone. Nobody to be found from THY around the gate. A neighboring THY gate's employee directed me to the "Care Point" desk far away. A sizable line emerged there, with only two agents working it. I asked one of them if business class was served there. They said, "Yes, get in line, please". After 30 minutes in that line, I approached a "Care Point" agent (a cruel name for no-care-whatsoever service) who told me "You need to go to the business class desk upstairs. Economy only here!" No apology, no expression of concern, yelling "Next!" when I told her that I wasted 30 minutes of valuable time in line at their direction and would appreciate her doing something to help or making sure I reach the right person. Off to the "business desk" I go... another 15-min. run in a different direction with luggage in hand. That desk could not help either...ARGHH. Do I need to continue?..

Pros: Excellent service
Cons: Food quality was not as good as on a Turkish Airlines business class flight we took a few years ago

Pros: The Turkish Airlines flight attendants are some of the sweetest people you can meet. Good souls and extremely dedicated to customer service.
Cons: First, the Boeing Executives need to be punished by having to fly in the Economy section of their airplanes. Second, Turkish Airlines (a wonderful company) must impose hygiene requirements for their passengers. I sat next to a man that had insane body odor and when I let the Flight Attendant know she kindly reseated me... It was great until I saw the poor woman who took my place ALSO asked to be reseated due to the man's smell! Unfortunately, I was reseated in the middle of the row, which apparently is by Boeing design, none of the middle seats recline. Who makes an aircraft that handles long (13 hour) hauls with seats that do not recline and are too narrow for the average adult? It was such a painful and uncomfortable 13 hour flight. To add insult to injury, the plane was delayed and I missed my connection and had to sit in Istanbul airport for almost 8 hours.

Pros: The flight crew was amazing- very pleasant and hospitable. There was great entertainment available which made the flight go quickly. The food was good. We did not realize we had to select vegetarian ahead of time, but having cheese sandwiches available made that easier. The small bag of toiletries that we were given was a very nice surprise.
Cons: Carrying luggage down stairs after the flight was difficult but the flight team was helpful.

Pros: Only the stewardesses very helpful and professional
Cons: The seats

Pros: The crew were generally hospitable and courteous though not well informed. The entertainment choices were varied and enough. The meals were warm. Turbulence was well managed by crew and pilot. The toilets were clean.
Cons: Flight was late, leaving less time to board connecting flight. The blanket was too small. The food and wine were below standards. The leg rests were absent and not enough room to spread legs. The basket in front too narrow and tight to put in anything. The charging unit for computer/mobile did not function. No clear instructions or help to board next connecting flight either through system or crew.

Pros: Entertainment was good. Flight was comfortable
Cons: The crew was unkowledgeable about toddler aircraft seats. The flight was delayed by 1 hour, causing us to miss our connecting flight.

Pros: The flight attendants brought my two-year-old toys and the food was surprisingly good.
Cons: It took a long time for them to collect our food trays.

Pros: Everything was great
Cons: Increase entertainment options but it was still great just need more latest music

Pros: Easy boarding I didn’t have check in bags so it was really quick and easy.seat was okay
Cons: The crew were not professional at all.missing serving people,some would get a snack or been asked what to drink and some got skipped. There were not enough food.

Pros: Polite crew and staff, comfortable enough for economy
Cons: Special meal wasn’t correct at first, crew corrected the mistake but the meal was absolutely terrible. Had the no lactose meal and it tasted exclusively of stewed tomatoes. Pack a lunch and don’t rely on the airport at Istanbul, there’s no options for people with food restrictions.

Pros: The staff, the comfort, the food, the green tea aroma scents in the restrooms. <3
Cons: N/A

Pros: 2 & 1 carry On Luggages, NO PROBLEM even though my Luggage s were 2 + lbs extra Heavy. I like the Smiling Crew, food, comfort when taking off and especially Landing in Istanbul. I did NOT feel anything at ALL. The Crew excepted and kept my suit in a safe place, hanged till I reached Istanbul Airport.
Cons: Close to an hour delay in Los Angeles.

Pros: Service was excellent and plane very comfortable for the long journey.
Cons: No vegan options. I thought I was getting a vegan meal that I called to request a month ahead of time and the flight crew told me they only had vegetarian. Needless to say my snacks were not quite enough to hold me for 13 hours.

Pros: Not only was the aircraft antique and sporting old seats, but the crew also upgraded two families with infants to the business class where the screamed their hearts out to the obvious displeasure of the paying customers. A true Turkish delight... Unlikely to fly them again.
Cons: Good food and alcohol selection

Pros: Once you got past checkin the flight was fine
Cons: The checkin process was horrendous, people waiting for 40-45 minutes even though they were at the front of the line. Repeatedly we saw customers from other lines or no line at all being brought in to take our spots and checkin first with no explanation.

Pros: The saving grace for the trip was my segment of flight from Istanbul to Antalya. Excellent seating, service and overall experience. Thank you.
Cons: The flight departed late from LAX thus making me miss my connecting flight to Antalya. It was a long and tiring experiencing for a 74 year old women. Seats on the airplane were so small I could barely get in an out of them. No one to direct me at the gate in Istanbul and explain where I needed to go. Food very ordinary compared to other flights I've taken with Turkish airlines. Thought I was on a different airline flying from Istanbul to Antalya. That segment was excellent.

Pros: The service and food was excellent. The entertainment choices was amazing. They gave me two decent-sized bottles of wine without charging me.
Cons: They give you very little leg room. The seat in front of you touches your knees. After 8 hours in the same position it feels like you are stuck in a coffin or a primatial medieval torture device. The seat begins to hurt your back. You can't get in a comfortable position. You can't turn left or right. There's a little foot rest that gives you 10 minutes of relief but then that gets uncomfortable. If one of the people seated in with the inner row needs to use the restroom then the whole row needs to get up. It's cruel and unusual punishment. The airline just needs to expand the rows by 6 inches. Before you go bring a neck pillow and a butt cushion. Or better yet, pick a seat located in a front section that gives you more leg room. If you have the option then this should be a higher priority over a window seat. You will thank me for this advice.

Pros: The flight and crew is always great
Cons: Food and not a great movie selection

Pros: Entertainment was Okay, and that was the best of it.
Cons: Customer service gave us false information about delays, almost missed our flight. The check-in agent had to call for manager. And the manager told us if we didn't check-in online, they wouldn't have let us board our flight. The seats were cramped, the food is way worse than it was before. I doubt that we will fly with Turkish Airlines ever again.

Cons: The gril in LAX she's not comfortable with customers the rest good My logged didn't arrived to Amman I received one and I miss one TAG number TK633655.

Pros: Getting off the plane, getting on the plane
Cons: The inhumane incarceration that was the overnight layover. I had no idea it would be so awful and regret having booked with Turkish Airlines

Pros: Everything about the airline is perfect. The staff on ground and airplane are very professional, the services are excellent, food is great, the airplane nice and comfortable, blankets nice color. The landing at LAX was perfectly smooth. I will fly with Turkish airlines again.

Cons: Service was poor - my chair was broken had to switch seat - after switching the person in front of me his chair was broken as well and he was praticly laying down on me. My earphone broke in pieces..... Kids behind me was banging my chair the entire flight. Food was just bad ! I heard so much about Turkish Airline as being one of the best airline that I tried it . Big disappointment !!!!

Pros: Entertainment was great
Cons: Lack of leg room; lack of air flow during entire flight and seats could adjust their own.

Pros: Everything
Cons: N/A

Pros: Service, food.
Cons: Check in booth when we checked in bags were very difficult to deal with.

Pros: I had heard that Turkish Airlines was very reputable and I'm glad it proved to be true! The Turkish food was nice, the in flight entertainment was great, the plane/ bathrooms were kept clean, the plane was full but not overpacked, even the kids got a "kids pack" :) Overall they showed that they were a good quality airline! My 14 hr flight was very comfortable

Pros: Flight had only 10 minute delay and only an hour layover. Boarding was pleasent
Cons: As expected food wasn't that good, the crew was a little slow, and seemed like didn't care that much about passengers individual needs.

Pros: We left los angeles an hour late but was able to make the connection. Enjoyed the food and service. Fortunately the seat next to me was empty so I was able to spread out a bit and get some much needed sleep.

Pros: Economy class seats were comfortable and had more recline than most airlines.
Cons: I didn't understand why it took us so long to board and take off. The weather was fine; no explanation was offered for our 90-minute delay in takeoff. This delay caused me and many others to miss connections in Istanbul. Also, the transfer process in Istanbul was very confusing; I was given wrong directions and waited twice in the wrong place before I found the right line to wait in.

Pros: Great service and clean.

Pros: Quick boarding and departure. Good selection of films.
Cons: Customer service. Leg room.

Pros: Crew was attentive and nice. Timeliness of meals and service was nice. Boarding process was efficient.
Cons: First time I’ve traveled that I may have preferred an economy ticket instead of my premium economy seat. It was like sitting in a rock hard shell. Seat does not recline but rather slides forward slouching you down and hurting your back the second you move the seat, let alone 11 hours of sitting.

Cons: My flight was 5 hours late. They lost my bag with expensive stuff.

Pros: They were very accommodating
Cons: Better selection of movies

Pros: Flight was smooth and on time. Food was tasty and plentiful. Amenities were clean.

Pros: Decent movie options I gues?
Cons: Pretty much everything else. Old and uncomfortable looking plane, bad air conditioning, unhelpful staff

Pros: uneventful flight, good movie selection. Crew was polite and thorough.
Cons: Very crowded. Sears are so close together. . doctors recommend getting up periodically and walking around to improve circulation. Nearly impossible with such narrow aisles and people with legs and belongings sprawled in the bulkheads. The flight attendant seemed surprised and confused when u told I

Pros: Food was good
Cons: The seats was not comfortable

Pros: ?
Cons: Very uncomfortable seating. Only saving grace was I had two seats to myself. Not sure I would have kept my sanity and feelibgbib my legs if I had to share.

Cons: Slight delay in departure

Pros: The crew was always pleasant and helpful.
Cons: There wasn’t the ability to control overhead airflow stream which made for a long, humid and dreadfully sweaty fight. The food was unpalatable.

Cons: They hold me with no reason until I was late from my connecting flight. They made me pay taxes for alcohol that I purchased from duty free. Charge me $300 for next available flight. Horrible!!!

Cons: Attitude of the personnel

Pros: Economy travelers provided with 2 hot meals, earplugs, mask, blanket, slippers, pillow. Bathrooms have toothbrush/toothpaste. Wonderful experience all around.

Cons: This time food wasn’t organized well, because in the menu was two dishes, beef stroganoff or some fish, when came our turn to choose, we didn’t have choice, because only the fish was left. Second time was fish(again) and chicken, and also the salad was made from fish too... this time we got lucky, there was a choice because the serving started from our side. The chicken wasn’t good though, And still it is too much fish, and it didn’t taste good. I can compare , because I had other Aeroflot flights, and the food was really good, compare to this one.

Pros: nothing.
Cons: booking this flight was a nightmare. after several calls i was told i can upgrade to a seat with more legroom in economy plus at the airport counter for 12 Euros. it then turned out it cost me $80 for just one leg of the trip, and it wasn't economy plus, but a very narrow seat in an exit row right next to a toilet. The phone customer service was rude, unprofessional, and uninformed.

Pros: Sleeping mask and earplugs were provided
Cons: Food is edible, but doesn't taste good. Limited vegetarian options

Pros: Crew was very nice and food was pretty good, even got an ice cream!!!
Cons: I can never sleep on a plane and TV wasnt working :( It worked for the safety video, but stopped right after... for the whole duration of the flight... its hard to stay entertained on 12.5 hours flight... i only had one game on my phone... it felt like 48 hours... hopefully it doesn't happen on the way back

Pros: Plenty of food, meals and snacks. Plenty of new movies to watch.

Cons: The crew had no smile, neither a hospitable attitude. The food in the second meal seemed stale. I did not finish the meal for fear of getting sick. The entertainment system was the slowest I have ever used in my life. The glass holder for my seat was broken. It took me 7-8 times calling assistance that someone finally came, which took at least 40 minutes. And last but not the least there was water dripping on the passenger next to me.

Pros: This was my grandma's flight, and she said it was good (as usual she doesn't complain and is positive)!

Cons: I haven't flown Aeroflot since early 1990s. Will not fly it again. Boarding was a mess. Then sat on the plane for almost 2 hours. Don't even try their food. Legroom in economy worse than on US flights. Touchscreen didn't work. And, they left ALL the luggage in LAX. Spent 4 hours in SVO filling out papers for the lost/delayed luggage.

Pros: I met an English speaking Russian that is trying to help me out.
Cons: My gear bag is missing. It never arrived on my flight.

Pros: Food was nice plus vine

Pros: The crew was super friendly and super helpful! Which was awesome since I don't travel internationally too much! But when I was running late for my connection due to a delay they made sure I made my flight on time. If only my Carry on bag would have made it too (it cannot run as fast as me through the airport). But overall, incredible experience!
Cons: The was okay (for airplane food it was pretty good), then my tv broke halfway through the flight so the last 6 hours were a little longer. But still an incredible time!

Pros: Aeroflot is an amazing airline - the people, food, seats...I highly recommend it. We flew Business Class and Economy and both exceeded our expectations and the quality of other airlines.

Pros: The employees were great to work with!
Cons: The food...even in Bus class was a little ehhh. Also on the transfer from Moscow to Milan....Our bags weren't transferred with us. The agency that works the lost luggage cases was except, however 2 days without fresh clothes is terrible on any account.

Pros: Flight attendants was great! I would give them A+ customer service and big props for their patience.
Cons: Everything was great! I wish there was more A/C and more space in the sitting row

Pros: Very quick boarding, painless check in.
Cons: Sat in plane an hour before take off, as well as an hour late.

Cons: The entertainment system is slow and old and get stuck all the time. The food is not good, dry bread. Crew is not very helpful or nice.

Pros: LAX & Moscow boarding was like a confused cattle call with ratty hand held signs and zero order that I could detect. 2nd flight had Zero entertainment which was problematic as passengers behaved horribly, including singing the entire floght as if it was americas got talent. it was hell.

Cons: Boarded 1.5 hrs late for no apparent reason... nothing was stated for why we kept waiting

Cons: It was delayed and very tiring

Pros: every movie you can think of is available, meals and drinks provided
Cons: small seats, not a lot of room

Pros: The crew was friendly and plenty of movie options
Cons: It was too hot on board

Pros: the entertainment.
Cons: four of my flights with this airline were delayed causing me problems and wasting my time. Will not fly this airline again

Pros: It was a nice surprise that the most inexpensive flight to Warsaw happened to be pretty awesome!
Cons: The organization of the boarding process was a bit confusing and disorganized. They also ran out of beef and chicken options for our section of the plane, but made an exception for one lady who complained A LOT.

Cons: I was not able to cancel or freeze the flight, so I missed it.

Pros: Great job

Cons: Flight was delayed because of slow boarding process. Missed my connection as a result.

Pros: I flew in the business class cabin direct non-stop Los Angeles -> Moscow Russia. It was a pretty normal business class experience, nothing too special, but nothing lacking. Mostly I slept for 9 hours in the fully lay flat business class seats and they left me alone.
Cons: While serving dinner, the flight attendants acted REALLY stressed out, as if what they were doing was super ultra important that they get it right or they would be fired (or taken out back and shot). It was a strange vibe. I mean, we're all trapped in the air for an 11 hour flight, it isn't like I have an important meeting to attend in 5 minutes. :-) The flight attendants should smile, say hello, be professional but relaxed!!

Pros: The seats were nice and the service was ample.
Cons: The headphone jack didn't allow for regular headphones and the provided ones were very uncomfortable.

Pros: The dessert with dinner was the best part.
Cons: The food was hard to swallow and I was not offered enough drinks or beer/wine.

Pros: Pretty smooth flight, nothing special.
Cons: My shoulders were literally wider than the seat so they stuck out, making me constantly change positions to try not to bump the person next to me.

Pros: I absolutely enjoyed everything about my flight from LA to Moscow. The plane was very nice, the food was good, and there were multiple drink services. I appreciated the slippers and eye mask at every seat. The in-flight video system worked well and had lots to choose from. I especially enjoyed watching subtitled Russian movies to get a taste of the culture.

Pros: Good, efficient flight and route from LAX to RIX. Crew was very hospitable.
Cons: Entertainment systems were a little slow and the food is smaller portions, so if you're an eater it is recommended to take lots of extra snacks.

Pros: Movies choice was good, some were rather new. However, control panel didn't work properly, so I had to spend significant time to make my selection work.
Cons: Landed 30 min later than scheduled

Pros: I enjoyed the services of Aeroflot!

Pros: there was enoughn room for the legs stewardess were kind
Cons: The fish i ate cod was not very fresh to my taste; but otherwise good food thank you The entertainment was hard for me to access

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