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Just two days after placing a ban on all flights coming from Turkey the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has lifted it again, giving the ‘all clear’ to passengers and airlines.

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Turkish Airlines, the only airline operating direct flights between Turkey and the U.S. announced that they will start operating their U.S. bound flights again from 19th July 2016. [click to continue…]

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in reaction to the attempted Coup d’Etat in Turkey yesterday, has prohibited all airlines regardless of registration to operate flights ex Turkey to the U.S.

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This ban is valid for all airliners regardless of registration and also includes flights that would fly via a third country and effectively halts all Turkish Airlines flights to their nine U.S. destinations until further notice. [click to continue…]

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I spent some time at the fantastic Turkish Airlines lounge in Istanbul yesterday and witnessed an amusing scene where one the numerous birds in the lounge crapped down on a customer from the gazebo above.

TK Bird DroppingsI was watching the birds for a while, not thinking much of it until I heard the guy squeal and swear after he got a special Istanbul souvenir. [click to continue…]

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Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles, one of the only constantly available status match options appears to have amended their match policy which now requires flight activity for the matched Gold status to become permanent.

TK Gold_largePreviously Turkish Airlines matched for a whole two year membership period which now has been adjusted, likely to avoid ‘Dead Matches’ from people who only use it for lounge access. [click to continue…]

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Adverse weather conditions in Turkey have created a massive backlog of flights for Turkish Airlines after the carrier cancelled hundreds of flights during the past 5 days.

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The situation of heavy winter weather is especially difficult in Turkish Airlines Hub of Istanbul where the majority of cancellations happened. Supposedly thousands of passengers were trapped at Istanbul Airport. [click to continue…]