Flight Review Turkish Airlines 777-300ER Business Class Istanbul to San Francisco

I took this flight before I committed to doing trip reports on all of my flights, so the following is an abbreviated trip report with as all of the photos that I took. Please check out the most recent posts for fully detailed trip reports!

TK 79
Istanbul (IST) - San Francisco (SFO)
Saturday, May 30th
Depart: 1:05pm
Arrive: 4:25am
Duration: 13hr 20min & 6,706 miles

Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER
Seat: 3A Business Class

Points Redeemed: 75,000 United miles

Points Accrued primarily from spending and signup bonuses on the following credit cards:

 Our plane to SFO with an awesome mural of San Francisco painted on the side!

Our plane to SFO with an awesome mural of San Francisco painted on the side!

If you don't know, Istanbul Airport has the best business class lounge in the world, so we started there

 

The Flight:

 Our Seats

Our Seats

 The Menu

The Menu

 The Cabin just before we went to sleep

The Cabin just before we went to sleep

 Dinner on board

Dinner on board

 Getting Horizontal in the sky!

Getting Horizontal in the sky!

Final Thoughts: Turkish Airlines is one of the best in the sky. The service, food, and cabin is exquisite and their lounge in Istanbul is unrivaled (there's a golf simulator with a coach!). The food is their specialty and they do it well, so do consider a stop in Istanbul on your way to Europe. If your layover is long enough, Turkish Airlines will even give you a free tour of the city!

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