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There hasn’t been much good news out of Turkey as of late and, as a result, the national flag carrier is bleeding as well.

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Bombings around Turkey and the most recent coup attempt have lead to fewer tourists and less traffic for Turkish Airlines. The airline posted a $647M USD loss for the first six months of the current fiscal year. On 2015 the airline posted $406M USD profit for the same period. [click to continue…]

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Last week, I wrote  (access here) about a reader that would have preferred to have his Turkish Airlines ticket canceled due to the state of emergency instituted in the Turkey.

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Another reader dropped me an email with link to a post (access here) on FlyerTalk forum where the poster links to a letter distributed on Turkish Airlines flights that some may find offensive. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader emailed me a question that must be in the minds of many that are scheduled to fly on Turkish Airlines or those that have stays in Turkey scheduled.

Reader Question Turkish Airlines

Remember that you can always email me, sent a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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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.

TK Restriction

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…]