Flying Business Class On Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-200
Posted on August 10, 2009
Filed Under Travelling Free
I am in Thailand again and this time I found good price for the business class with Turkish Airlines. I’ve never flown business class before so I was eager to see how it compares to economy.
The ticket price from Ljubljana to Bangkok through Istanbul was just around 1600 eur which translates to around $2,300.
That’s a good price for a business class since most other airlines charge double or more for the same distance (Austrian Airlines through Vienna and Lufthansa through Munich or Frankfurt).
There’s not much difference flying business class on Airbus 319-100 which took me from Ljubljana to Istanbul except that there is more leg room and that flight attendants bring more drinks and food.
But the business class on the Boeing 777-200 flying from Istanbul to Bangkok is a high tech luxury seat.
The Boeing 777-200 has 16 of these small suites and you’re basically sitting alone in your own adjustable seat which can go to completely flat position. You get a pillow and a blanked and can sleep quite comfortably for a few hours.
The only » problem« is that you get served dinner at around 1:00 AM since the flight starts from Istanbul at 23:45.
Our flight started 40 minutes late and so our dinner was served even later – at around 1:30 AM. We were going quite fast and it’s amazing when you consider that the plane is going at over 1000 km/h at 11 kilometers high and the outside temperature is -54 degrees Celsius – while I am having a delicious dinner.
About 9 hours later we landed safely (and softly) in Bangkok and I was really not tired since I could sleep for about 4,5 hours during the flight.
I think I have a small problem now; because once you fly business class on a long flight, you REALLY don’t want to go back to the economy.
I don’t mind economy at all for up to 2 hour flights (which covers most of Europe from Slovenia), but there is a huge difference in comfort when you fly 8 and more hours over night.
Turkish Airlines has really lowered their prices recently and if you book an economy flight from Ljubljana to Bangkok for example, you’d pay only 620 euros (return flight). Most other airlines charge around 1000 euros for the same distance.
And if you can pay for your flight with paypal, that’s even better…
There are two reasons why I wanted to share this with you; it’s my first time (but definitely not last) flying business class and I wanted to record this on my blog (so that I can check this in a few years ).
And secondly, to motivate you, to give you some exciting goals for which you’ll focus more on improving your online business and earning more so that you can easily afford a business class flight next time you travel somewhere.
If you want to stay motivated and keep working on your sites for many hours, you need to have strong reasons WHY you’re doing this.
»Having more money« is not strong enough motivator. You need to know WHY you want to have more money.
What are you going to do with it?
And looking forward to flying business class to Thailand is definitely an exciting goal for me – since I like planes, traveling and Thailand.
So… What are your specific goals and things you want to do with the money earned from your online business?
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