We left LA on a Sunday afternoon and took Turkish Airlines to Istanbul. There’s no organization in how they load their planes. It’s basically everyone lines up, regardless where you sit. The flight was long, as you’d expect. Luckily for us, no one sat in the 3rd seat, so Stephen and I had the row to ourselves.
The airlines had the reputation of being one of the better airlines. It was good, the food was better than many, but as for amenities? Those commercials must mean for business class or higher.
We received an amenity kit with toothbrush, socks, slippers, lip balm, ear plugs and eye masks. Most international carriers gives that, so no bonus brownies there. Throughout the trip, no sweets or extra snacks were offered. There wasn’t even a mid flight beverage refresh. If there was, I missed it. What they had was hot towels, better than average food, and Raki, a Turkish liquor similar to Ouzo.
We connected from Istanbul to Cairo, and arrived at Cairo at 8:00 pm. We were greeted by Abdul one of our travel hosts, who helped us get our Egyptian visa and transferred us to our hotel.
It’s almost midnight, and it’s going to be an early rise. Welcome to Cairo… Our home for the next few days.