Some complain the legroom is tight, but I think business class onboard the Turkish Airlines 787-9 is great if you are traveling solo.
Instead of booking nonstop to Los Angeles on the 777-300ER, a product I have reviewed before, I booked to Atlanta on the 787-9. Last-minute space was available using Aeroplan miles. I was even able to add domestic connections on United for no extra miles to get me all the way back to LA.
Stepping onboard, I was impressed by the muted color of the cabin. You could call it boring, but I thought it looked sleek and will probably age well.
By the way, I love the new flight attendant uniforms!
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After settling into my seat, flight attendant Mehmed welcomed me onboard and offered me a choice of drink.
Shortly after, his colleague, dressed as a chef, appeared to offer me a menu.
And here is where the only disappointment occurred. I love lamb; it’s my favorite meat. And there was lamb on the menu.
But I was too dumb to pre-reserve a meal (Turkish now offers this service) or at least tell the chef to hold one.
Seated in the last row of the cabin, I was regretfully informed when it came time to take meal orders that there was no lamb left.
You know that feeling when you have your mind set on something and all of a sudden you wind up with chicken or pasta instead?
Oh well, the chicken wasn’t too bad. The appetizers were also tasty, served from a cart with precision and pride.
Here’s what the lamb looked like, by the way; it’s the closest I got to it.
After dinner I managed a nice long nap. The cabin was not hot, as some complain of on Turkish, and there were also individual air vents at each seat.
Wi-Fi worked onboard, but it was data-capped and fairly expensive. However, business clsss passengers do receive a free wi-go card good for 50MB of data. Sadly, I forgot to turn off automatic updates on my phone and ate up the total data allocation in mere minutes.
Turkish also offered a huge library of movies on-demand.
Prior to landing, dinner was served. I had a Turkish dish the chef recommended that was like a beef minced pastry. It was tasty.
We landed on-time in Atlanta and I walked away very pleased overall, despite the disappointment over the lamb.
Turkish Airlines new 787 is quite comfortable and a strong overall product.