Turkish airlines business class interior view

Turkish Airlines

Turkish national flag carrier airline Turkish Airlines is one of the largest higher quality airlines in Europe. The airline operates flights to 315 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

Turkish Airlines serves more destinations non-stop from a single airport than any other airline in the world. Turkish Airlines flies to 126 countries, which is currently more than any other airline.

The Airline’s main hub is in Istanbul Ataturk Airport with secondary hubs in Ankara and Izmir Airport.

Turkish Airlines also operates on a direct line between Istanbul and London (Heathrow, Gatwick) or Manchester airports.

Turkish Airlines Baggage Allowance

Baggage allowances may vary according to route and cabin class; always check during your booking process.

Cabin Baggage

Max Weight:

8 kg

Max dimensions:

55cm x 40cm x 23cm

  • Business class: Allowed 2 piece of cabin baggage

Along with your cabin baggage, you are permitted to carry 1 other personal item into the cabin free of charge, such as a handbag, camera, portable baby seat/carrier, laptop, or umbrella without a pointed tip.

Checked Baggage

Max Weight:

20kg (Business class 30kg)

Max dimensions:

158 cm (115 cm for infant passenger)

Max. baggage weight 23kg (Business 32kg, 2 pieces of baggage) apply for countries below

  • Angola, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Japan, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, the United States of America, and Venezuela.

More about the USA and Canada Baggage rules on the official website.


Airport check-in

  • Open 2 hours – 60 minutes (45 for domestic flight) before the scheduled flight

Self-service check-in kiosk

  • Open 12 hours – 60 minutes (45 minutes for domestic flight) before the flight
  • Enter your e-billet number or PNR code at airport kiosks and pickup your boarding passes
  • If you have no baggage, you may proceed to the gates. With baggage, proceed to check-in desk or baggage drop-off desk

Online & Mobile check-in

  • Open 24 hours – 90 minutes before the scheduled flight
  • Check if the airport you departure from accepts online/mobile check-in option here.

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Seat Selection

International Flights - Free, with more leg room - 
19 USDcurrently £15.20
109 USDcurrently £87.20
(Free from 48 hours before flight) Domestic Flights -
35 TRYcurrently £4.08
, with more leg room
50 TRYcurrently £5.83

On board service

Inflight meals

Free drinks and warm meal (2-3 options) available in every class

Inflight entertainment

Screen with music, movies, news and games in every seat

Onboard WiFi

On board of B777, B787, A330, B737 MAX and A321 NEO aircraft

1 hour - $9.99
24 hours - 14.99$

Power supply

USB charger, socket (in some aircraft)

Airline extras

Free hotel stay

Passengers flying with Turkish Airlines can claim a free hotel stay during their layover if meet the following conditions:

  • Layover must be longer than 12 hours
  • There is no earlier connection between your flights

Istanbul free tour

To get a free tour during your long layover contact Turkish Airlines Hotel Desk and meet the following conditions:

  • A layover can not be longer than 24 hours
  • Passenger travels on an international flight within 1 flight ticket (London-Istanbul-Bangkok)


  • Tours take from 2.5 – 6 hours

More details on Istanbul in Hours website.


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