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First Class on Turkish Airlines

Turkey’s national airline, Turkish Airlines, may not be a huge airline – but perhaps that’s what allows the carrier to devote such attention to its upper class cabins. All of the seats in First Class on Turkish Airlines are mini-suites, and the amenities are nice enough that you might want to seek out opportunities to fly on Turkish Airlines.

If you are looking for ways to fly on Turkish Airlines, the good news is that the airline serves more than 160 airports around the world. The longest lists of destinations served are in Europe, Asia, and Africa, but Turkish Airlines also flies to New York, Washington DC, Chicago, and Los Angeles in the United States. Unfortunately, many of the perks of flying First Class on Turkish Airlines are only good at the airline’s base airport in Istanbul – but the features of the First Class cabin remain the same no matter where you are.

Seat & Bed

  • Each seat has mini-walls and a door that, when closed, creates a private suite
  • Seats recline to a lie flat position (not horizontal to the floor)
  • Although seats are not fully flat, they recline to 177 degrees (fully flat would be 180 degrees), so they’re very close to fully flat
  • Seats become 83″ long beds when fully reclined
  • Seats are 22″ wide

Food & Beverages

  • Passengers receive a welcome drink upon boarding
  • Menus include seven appetizer options, four entree options, and a variety of dessert options
  • Caviar is available to all First Class passengers
  • Traditional Turkish tea as well as a selection of fine wines are available at all times


  • Each suite has a 23″ flat screen monitor with on-demand entertainment options
  • On-demand options include movies, TV shows, documentaries, short features, video games, and audio programming
  • Bose noise-canceling headsets are available for each passenger

Other Amenities

  • Turn-down service is available for all passengers (flight attendants turn seats into beds)
  • Complimentary kits by Bulgari include designer pajamas and slippers