Turkish Airlines (IATA Code: TK), is the flag carrier of Turkey which was founded way back in 1933. The airline has its headquarters at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul. Turkish airlines serve 115 countries, which is highest amongst all airlines. Primary hub of the company is at Istanbul Atatürk Airport and its secondary hubs are at Adnan Menderes Airport, Esenbo?a International Airport, and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Turkish Airlines pampers its passengers with a snack or meal and beverages as per the length and time of flight. Miles and smiles are the frequent flyer program giving quadruple benefits to its passengers.
Turkish Airlines wide-ranging network serves 290 destinations in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, and America. Auckland, Austins, Athens, Abuja, Atlanta, Mumbai, Manila, Miami, Madrid, Sydney, and Sivas are some of the locations amongst the few worldwide locations.
Turkish Airlines blesses all its passengers with free checked baggage, the limitations subjected to baggage are - 20kg for Economy and 30kg for Business Class. Carry-on luggage allows passengers to carry bag with dimension not exceeding 55x40x23 cm, weight restricted to 8 Kg and number varying from one bag to Economy class and two bags to Business class.
Turkish Airlines grand fleet size comprises of 334 aircraft including A340-300, A330-300, A330-200, A321-200, A320-200, A319-132/100, B777-300 ER, B737-800, B737-700, A310 CARGO, A330-200F CARGO, B737-900 ER, B747-400F and A300-600F
Comprehensive seat map for the aircraft is primarily divided into economy class and business class. While Economy class offer a Seat pitch of 31-32 inch and maximum recline of six inches, the Business class offers a pitch of 75 inches and can be fully reclined into a flatbed.
Check-in for Turkish Airlines can be done via three ways which are online check-in, Self Check-in service and through dedicated check-in counters at the airport. Online check-in and self-check-in service through a kiosk can be done by the passengers who have booked their tickets online. Online check-in can be done 24 hours to 90 minutes before the scheduled departure. At the airport, check-in counters open one hour before and close 45 minutes prior departure for domestic flights and open two hours before and close 60 minutes prior departure for international flights.
For international flights, you need to carry your passport, Visa and medical certificate if required. Hand baggage and weight should be according to the flight rules which you will travel. The items, for example, knife, lighter, matchbox, and chemicals, etc. are not permitted to carry for security reasons according to Dangerous Goods Regulations Act (DGR). Check-in should be done least 3hrs. preceding the flight time.