Hello from 38,000 feet above Central Europe! I’m on a Turkish Airlines flight back to Los Angeles…a 13hr45min flight…without my laptop…in economy class.
Why would I do that to myself? Because I love Istanbul, saw a very cheap fare and wanted to experience the electronics-ban first hand. So here I am, typing with two fingers from my iPhone.
If passenger prefers not to place his/her electronical devices to the checked baggage during the check-in, according to the amendments, these devices will be handed over to be tagged at the boarding gate for a safe and secure transportation, and will be handed back to the passengers upon arrival at the destination. At this destination there will be Turkish Airlines’ authorized staff who will collect the luggages that contain electronic devices. These staff will take them all to the designated place in baggage reclaim area, and all devices will be delivered to owners by these staff by matching the given luggage tags with the record list they have.
Although the legroom is tight, I must say Turkish Airlines economy class is rather nice with fresh-squeezed orange juice, menus, and amenity kits. But I still would have dropped the miles for business class had the space been open…
Want to follow my progress and see if I survive the experience? Here’s my flight.