Die neue Turkish Airlines Business Class 787 auf Langstrecke | YourTravel.TVOn February 7, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
Hello guys and welcome to a new flightreport. We are again at Bali in Denpasar and are flying today with Turkish Airlines and their new 787 Business Class to Istanbul Airport and thereafter to Hanover. Yeah, back home again. Be excited about the brand new aircraft, about the new service at Turkish Airlines and what they have to offer. As Business Class costumer at Turkish Airlines here in Denpasar we are allowed to use the TG lounge which is right next to the premium lounge in which we also were, it’s kinda small but this one here is much better than the premium lounge at the opposite. Here you have live cooking right right around the corner, there is a bar and you have several good places to sit down. So we went a bit in the back as here isn’t that much going on. In the front at the bar is everybody but back here is nothing going on. And what I really like here are freshly made noodles. You can choose from either bolognese or carbonara. Well, carbonara we can’t allow ourselves now, but bolognese looks delicious. So, that was the TG lounge, we are already quite excited I have to say. The first time we will fly on the new Turkish Airlines Business Class And I believe it’s the first video ever on YouTube which shows the new Turkish Airlines Business Class on Longhaul. And because we got the advantage again to get earlier on board, we insert for this scene “Product Placement”, altough we payed the ticket ourselves. Hello! Ah cool. Wow, so that’s the Business Class of Turkish Airlines here inside the Dreamliner 787-9. 30 Business Class seats you will find here in a 1-2-1 configuration. And let’s have a look in the Economy Class which is also brand new. In 2 compartments. In a 3-3-3 configuration. Every seat has his own touchsensetive monitor, with table, storage possibilities At the seat there is also a blanket, a pillow as well as the headphones of Turkish Airlines. And if you’re lucky and you’re seating at the very back you perhaps have the whole row for your own. This has the advantage that it’s basically a Premium Economy or Business substitute. That’s cool. Otherwise, as always, the advice, when you have the chance to choose you seat in advance, have a look if you can get a seat next to the emergency exit door. One of these is for example in row number 9 or in the back, I don’t know exactly which row. And who already noticed it, we have flown recently with Singapore Airlines 787-10, and there were the exactly same seats installed as here. Also in the same configuration, because of that we know them already but the video isn’t online yet, but you may saw it in our Instagram story. It makes a modern, great impression. Also it’s very bright inside here. I am truly amazed I have to say and we got this time intentionally a seat next to the window. Until now we sat in the middle, these two seats we had. These felt a bit tight. But now we’re at the window Back there is my seat. I hope that it’s comfortable there, but it looks like it does. Thank you! Very interesting as you can see the seats are differently placed. The seats which are next to each other, so very close to each other, they have like an privacy protection which you can put up and down A bit like at Qatar Airways. But you could also easily put it back down. Well solved in my opinion. So everybody can choose how he would like to sit. Either with partner in the middle together Alone at the window, or if there’s no seats availible anymore, or you have to choose anyone, then you can take a seat in the middle, but one which is separated. Because as you can see, the ones behind me are separated with a table, so you have more privacy. And later on I’m going to tell you something about the seat itself. Because the seat has a special advantage, but I will explain it to you during the flight. I’m testing right now if it’s really that tight but I don’t know it right now. At Singapore Airlines we weren’t weren’t so laying Probably not. And what I really like is this material here. It feels a bit like some kind of leather. Quite pretty, also this belt here. It’s stylish, isn’t it? There’s also a mirror, so if I would like to make-up myself, I could. Joke Headphones They’re really high-quality, brialliant Let’s have a look if they’re as good as they look Sadly we’re sitting separated because we checked-in too late. I wasn’t able to check-in online it didn’t work because this ticket was payed with miles. There you get a booking reference number which is not working for check-in or booking management. At Turkish Airlines you would have to make a call, but I didn’t have time to do it. And then I thought it doesn’t matter. So Dominik sits at the very back on the left-hand side And I’m sitting at the very back on the right-hand side. But maybe we can change during the flight if the neighbor on 7F won’t come, or maybe he wan’ts to sit next to the window. But we can clarify this later. The Business Class seat here at Turkish Airlines in their Dreamliner 787-9 has quite many storage possibilties both under the footrest and the also at the footrest itself. I’ve heard from many others that this is the only disadvantage of the seat, because this area here is just too small. Slipper A package with a blanket, need that later because we’re on a night flight. We’re flying trough the night, we’re starting at 9pm and arrive at 5am in the morning in Istanbul I’m looking forward to this. 12-13 hours we’re about to fly from Denpasar to Istanbul We’re flying to the brand new airport of Istanbul I’m very excited for this We’re going to make a video about this as well if we’re fit enough to do so. And then we’re showing you what you can experience at the brand new Istanbul Airport. Hello Sir, …. again? Thank you. These are menu cards. Oh wow, thank you! And the pen for the breakfast … Okay, good. Professional and very, very friendly are the people here at Turkish Airlines. The menu card you’re knowing already You can fold it like a little flower And you have a big selection here. Breakfeast I can already choose for tomorrow. And yeah, I think I will blend it in for you during the flighttime. Food is as always probably very, very good at Turkish Airlines, because it’s Do & Co. Do & Co is for us probably the best Airline Caterer at the moment. They’re doing mainly the Catering for Turkish Airlines & Austrian Airlines, sometimes also for Lufthansa & British Airways. But I think there are more coming in the Future. It’s not a secret anymore that they’re doing there work great. 18 inch is the monitor in front of me. It’s a touch-sensetive monitor. with different languages It’s reacting incredibly fast and good You see, one tap and he got it. It’s kinda rare, let’s have a look how long it will be so. Also this here is very smart, because when you’re laying, you can hardly see up. When you don’t bend the monitor, it’s sometimes blurred or you can’t recognize things. And because of that you can bend the monitor a bit and so you can look better on you monitor while lying. Very smart! And as we know it from Turkish already there is a really big selection of films, music, series, also many things in german Altough we’re far away from home. At my seat we can find an Amenity Kit of Versace, what’s inside? A pair of socks, a blindfold, which also looks very high-quality, toothbrush, toothpaste, ear-plugs, and some different creams. And when I want to eat or relax, I can put this on to my seat. Also, the headphones, Dominik has showed them to you before, they’re super high-quality and also new. Even the box is heavy, super cool. They even looked like super professional headphones. They’re complete over-ear headphones, similar as I got them in AirFrance LaPremiere. You hear nothing of the surroundings. But I will tell you more about the seat and the headphones later. After I played now a while with my seat I found out that there is a left armrest which you can put up and down, because it was down I didn’t see it first and tought “Where could I put my arm?” But it’s easy, here it is. And on the right-hand side I can put this up as well. And then I feel like I’m in my own throne. And what Dominik said as well, this pattern here Very soft and comfortable. Very smart designed seat. If Turkish Airlines designed it, or the seat manufacturer, I don’t know exactly, but a good choice has been made. I’m excited how it will be on a 12-13 hours flight when you want to sleep here? Is it really as comfortable as it looks like? Or if he maybe really is a bit too tight at the footrest. We will see it. Because we got pre-boarded I cannot tell you exactly how the boarding here in Denpasar at Turkish Airlines worked. But it looked like the Economy was boarded first, so they were the first to enter. It was all quite quickly, we have already completed our boarding. And then the Business Class, all quite relaxed. But I think normally they look after status-costumers, so they can enter the plane earlier. Also as Business Class Costumer you usually enter the plane first. Well, I got my menu card, the cook already goes around and asks for my choice. But I’m not ready yet, as always, I talk way too much. “Dine on Demand” is the motto here at Turkish Airlines, so I can order whenever, whatever and how much I want. I really like this. The costumer gets the choice when he want’s to eat. At many airlines it’s like, as soon as you started the light goes on and everbody is eating. The same at breakfast. That’s not the case here. You have the choice. Hard choice, so I can choose from 4 different main dishes, the rest is firmly set, so there is a small plate with all kind of different cheese, and sausage variations And yeah Dessert I could also choose from. Spinach tortellini I could take. I try it and take the noodles. Yeah it starts, doors are closed, safety video is played. It just finished. And Now our 12 hours flight to Istanbul can start. We took off. And this quite relaxed. I really like the sound at takeoff of the Dreamliner 787. By the way, what I like, when you touch the controller, you do not stop the film or do anything with it. It only reacts when it, as you can see, When I take it, when it’s back there it doesn’t react. I like it. For example when you move your arm here you press something here. I had this at Qatar sometimes. I moved my hand by mistake against the controller and suddenly something is playing on my monitor Or some lights go on when you want to chill It doesn’t work indeed if the controller is locked there. It cannot be operated. Also I really like this here, It’s dark, but as soon as you touch it, the control surface for the seat comes up. 3 presetes as always, I’m also able to control the lamps You can activate “Do not Disturb” mode And I can call Flight Attendants And to turn the monitor on/off. I think that’s very smart. Here I have a small compartment I also got a mirror. An USB – Plug And the universal socket. Quite near, perfect to work. The table is in front of me, but I’m showing it to you later on. Don’t know if you can see it. You can pull it out, fold it up but you’re not able to rotate it. This means when I want to leave my seat, I have to put away anything, also the tablecloth. Again at Turkish Airlines is the WiFi on board free. This means everybody can log into it, and has established a connection to the internet. It’s very cool for us So we can finish our story Dominik uploads some photos and videos where we entered the plane. So we can do a short “preview” for you. So we can show you live what we are experiencing right now. Well, it’s not free for everyone, It’s free for Business Class costumers. Economy Class Costumers can log in trough the Mile Program of Turkish Airlines Thank you! So I’m hoping right now it’s bright enough to show you how the Turkish Airlines 787 seat works. I can control the seat trough this little control panel here. I press on the button. So this is the bed. It’s 1,93m long. And it has indeed some place left for the feet. So, but it’s indeed long enough. I can’t complain. And the pillow is also quite soft. And there’s also an extra pillow, it will be distributed now. I like this seat. the overlay, the pillow, it looks stylish, but it’s also more comfortable. Indeed it’s now even softer, the blanket is another one than the one which was distributed at the beginning. It’s really good what Turkish Airlines delivers here in it’s Business Class product. I am sure I will sleep here very well. So now I wait for the service here The service will begin soon. And later it will become dark, people want to sleep, want to relax. It’s a 12 hour night flight But I’m already very satisfied. How did I become to seat in this plane? Surely I wanted to test this product as fast as possible. I could not pay it. Turkish Airlines wants for this route, because it’s booked very much, over 3500€ oneway, for a flight to Germany from Denpasar And then I used my Miles & More miles Because Turkish Airlines is a member of Star Alliance. This airline can then be easily booked with miles & more miles I insert it for you down below. These are our Travel Hacks. With these tricks: miles, points or an status you’re always fine. And if you don’t have enough miles, you can still do it with credit cards, or also with Payback, I explained this to you some times ago, You can transfer Payback points 1:1 to Miles & More miles. You can pay with credit card every single time shopping, you can collect Payback points, and transfer all these to Miles & More. And then you have you 55.000 Miles together within no time. And this is enough to fully pay a premium flight, for example to the USA and back in Business Class. Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian you can decide. The slippers here are very comfortable and really soft It’s really cool. Very comfortable. Well,is is time to speak about the seat. And why has Turkish Airlines decided to speak. In fact, this seat, together with the headphones, you can see how high-quality these headphones are, fully over-ear they’re completely around the ears, which is suppressing already so, most of the sorround noices. And Due to these seat “ears”, which are on both the left and the right hand-side, on the left it goes over into the seat, this seat is very quiet It’s much quieter in comparison to both other Business Class products and also the old Business Class product from Turkish Airlines in the 777, where you find a 2-3-2 constellation. So that’s the biggest advantage of this seat. And the amuse geule is a canapés. As he said, just shrimp, beef the other one is something filled with vegetables. That’s interesting. A small bowl with oil, a small bowl with herbs. Or a small bowl with butter. A mushroom soup in a golden bowl. It has style, eating soup from a golden bowl. The soup is also quite delicious, but it could be warmer. Probably because I’m sitting in the very back. I was the last one who get it. But it’s completely okay, tastes very, very delicious. And let’s continue with the starters, There is a whole trolley full of fresh food coming, There was arabic mousse, humus, parsley, tomatoes, mozzarella, salad, there were also shrimps, chicken salad So there’s really a big selection. That’s interesting. Salt & pepper are magnetic, that means they can’t fall over. Perfect noodles, they’re not overcooked. They remind me a bit of Alitalia, I have to say. Tastes very delicious. I’m curious what Dominik will say about his food. I just asked the cook on board if the catering on Bali is indeed from Do & Co. And he said “No it isn’t.”, but at the stations where there is no Do & Co catering at Turkish Airlines available, they send turkish cooks there, to get recipes, design the menu and also to check the quality of the food. I found that an interesting statement. And one thing to say, Turkish Airlines is the first and only airline, which is serving a fish knife to fish. I never saw this in a First Class, I never saw that until here. This is really great. Apart from this, the magnetic salt & pepper, Stefan told you about it, I like it. And I ate it up completely, Some kind of herb mix with Oregano, Chili, Really delicious. Fantastic, my food at least There are only 2 toiilets in the Business Class in the Dreamliner. Both are in the back of the galley. One is shared with the Economy and this one here is for Business only. It’s not as small as I expected. They’re quite many seats packed in this aircraft, but the toilet itself is quite big, isn’t it? Amenities are enough as usual : creames, soaps and fragrance. and also my Eau de Cologne nice And actually I’ve only seen this at asian airlines like ANA and JAL, they have integradet bidets into the toilets, but Turkish has it also. I like that. So and finally there is also a Dessert served. The Turks can do that very well Oh, and also some turbulence has to be there. Turkish dessert is often very greasy, but it tastes very delicious. And fruits, icecream is availible and also some different cakes and cheese. The selection is huge. If it’s starter, if it’s the main dish or if it’s dessert, There are so many things to choose from, you can hardly decide. That’s great. We’re seeing us tomorrow in the morning, either at breakfast, or if there’s something between. And hopefully it’s bright. Scheduled arrival is at 5 o’ clock and I would be able to film something about the new Istanbul Airport for you. Good morning, I don’t feel so, sadly I hardly slept. But it’s not the bed or the seat, I’m just in a completely different timezone. But not really in the german time, in Germany it’s 6am right now. Hm, I don’t really know. But I’m not feeling bad, it’s okay. I watched some films, laid down a bit, relaxed a bit, but one thing I have to say. Dominik will tell you more about it later. I’m not 100% satisfied with the seat. It’s comfortable When you put down the armrests it’s also wide enough. But it’s not long enough, the feet are narrowed I’m not so satisfied wth this. But the entertainment system is reallly big Also the background noises are’nt feeling that loud, but I just wanted to show it, in the middle of the room we have 75,6 dBA In comparison that’s quite much. When I scan here in my private area, I only have around 73 – 74 dBA, which are about 2 dBA less. You see if you’re in your private area here, it’s much quieter But I also experienced quieter Business Class cabins in the past. Even though I did not sleep so well, Dominik could sleep much better. Let me show it to you He is still sleeping, although he already slept some hours before, I think. He’s apparently in another timezone. But as said before, I’m not feeling bad either. But I will notice that no later than on the next flight. But for now we will be 5 hours at the new Istanbul Airport. And actually I wanted to look at some things there. But if I really want to when I’m there, in the jetlag feeling, I don’t know exactly. You will see, try and have a look at my channel if it’s online. When we do it we will post it there definitely Press on the I, if it doesn’t show up, I won’t have done it. Maybe I was too tired, or Dominik has done it, who knows. Thank you Now I was prepared to wait a bit longer for my breakfast, because there are 2 more hours left until landing. I think it’s a bit early Though it wasn’t like I expected it to be, or also as I saw it in other Blogs, that you get waked early and then have to wait another time even longer for your food. But it was not like that here. I found the service here all in all was very quick, attentively, so if I wanted something, I was awake all night and when I rang within one minute somebody was here. They’re very attentively. And I wasn’t the only one who was awake all night. So for breakfast I chose something more healthy today, I already served myself at the bar, which is in the front, a bit. There where many sweets like Snickers, and other stuff like this. In addition to them there also were some sandwiches, fruit and vegetables, so mostly fruits. Therefore I took something for myself there, and also I’m not very hungry now. So I chose the more healthy variant this time. Fruits, coffe, a smoothie and some kind of cheese-tomato salad. The cook also goes by periodically and asks if everything is okay. I can’t complain at all about the service and the quality of food, and in general. The only thing is maybe the seat. So, here is my conclusion: I summarize So I slept some hours on this seat. It feels indeed I wouldn’t say narrow, but it’s not the widest one. Also the feet don’t have that much room When you sleep on the side, it’s no problem But when you lie straight on your back and are 1,80m like me then The child again… on the top as same as on the bottom it’s okay, you can sleep, no problem, 180°, you can’t complain But what’s important for me and what I want to highlight, is the absolute privacy. I have lots of storage possibilities I have a big, I would say huge monitor which is bendable, stable table and the design here, absolute fantastic I would say. Many small details like the one with the remote control. That was the hard product. The configuration, I reallyl ike it, I have my privacy here, I can’t see my neighbor, I can’t see what on his table, maybe except for where the camera stands now. And so he does. I think that’s excellent, I really like that. This is a Business Class how it should be, I also liked the same things about Singapore Airlines in their 787-10, as they built in the same product as here. I was interrupted by the captain who has done his final announcement, because we are in final approach now. The service, you know, Turkish Airlines, that’s great. Finally we experienced it on longhaul, finally I experienced it on longhaul. They’re superb. I can’t say something else. A attentively service, A self-thinking service I wanted to go to the toilet and everything was blocked, and The rear toilet is used for both Economy and Business Class He blocked it so I could go. As soon as the one was outside the toilet he notified me. That was super friendly. I never experienced anything like that before, normally you just wait in front of the toilet. You get asked if you want more, a attentively, active service. And if I want something, immediately somebody is here, when I rang. No matter I’m fascinated Maybe again sometimes, on longhaul, and then hopefully a day flight, so it’s bright in here and looks good in the video. That was my conclusion. That’s funny. Basically we’re at a gate, but either the gate isn’t working, in any case we have to take the bus. But we can have a look on the outside of the aircraft. So, that was our flight with Turkish Airlines Business Class in their 787-9 We didn’t get a gate for whatever reason,
we have to take the bus now. No matter. At least there is a only Business Class bus available. Thanks for watching! Bye! I just asked the on-board cook, if the catering is, sorry for the baby, Do & Co Catering, I just have to wait a second until the baby stops screaming, which is screaming all the time here in Business Class, no matter where it screams but it screams. In fact, the catering isn’t from Do & Co, Do & Co? Again. AGAIN So now I start once again, no, it’s still screaming. I asked the cook Sorry for the screaming baby in the background, it seems like it loves screaming. And then people ask : When you would be sitting next to us, i would complain, when constantly somebodies talking. But then this baby, which screams 9 hours constantly. You do not hear us at all.