Friday, December 6, 2019

Turkish Airlines: Star Alliance Livery to Istanbul

This is part of the Trip Report Welcome to the Cold where I went from NYC to: Helsinki, Finland Stockholm, Sweden Riga, Latvia Istanbul, Turkey Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia If you’re just tuning in now be sure to read how I ended up...

Turkish Airlines Business Class: Where Costco Meets Chuck E. Cheese

This is part of the Trip Report Welcome to the Cold where I went from NYC to: Helsinki, Finland Stockholm, Sweden Riga, Latvia Istanbul, Turkey Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia If you’re just tuning in now be sure to...

The Press in Istanbul

The press in Istanbul Is Turkish for when you visit Constantinople you don't drink espresso. Turkish coffee is alarmingly strong, straight to the point, and captures your attention. The same can be said about the...

Cry Baby on Board

There was a cry baby on baord and it wasn't me complaining about the medicore champagne on Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Seoul. I was seated in a great business class seat ready...

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Istanbul – Maçka Palas

This is part of the Trip Report Welcome to the Cold where I went from NYC to: Helsinki, Finland Stockholm, Sweden Riga, Latvia Istanbul, Turkey Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia If you’re just tuning in now be sure to read how I ended up...

Now Boarding All Passengers to…

It was all a dream. A year ago I went into retirement and decided to focus on completing the book. A year later the book is complete and I'm going back to work. This...

ISIS Influence in Istanbul: A Call to Arms for the Arab World

A friend of mine is traveling to Istanbul in two months. He loved his first trip to Turkey and this will be his second time going. The bombing in the historic district did not...

Turkish Business Barcelona to Istanbul: Glad to Lie Flat

I checked SeatGuru before I booked this flight to make sure it was lie flat seats. When I went on the mobile site, I didn't see the description that confirmed this to be true.

New Turkish Airlines Lounge Review: I Miss Chuck E. Cheese

The best way to describe this lounge is to say that it is a stripped down version of Emirates First in Dubai.

Turkish Business IST to Beirut: Just the Basics

One more plane until I arrived in Beirut. This time there would be no lie flat.
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