The great thing about flying on Turkish Airlines from Boston is that they have a very late flight at 11:40 pm. In addition, if you are heading onwards to Tel Aviv, as I was, connections are pretty good. Package that with a business class fare that is not one of those jaw dropping dreadful price points that make you wonder who ever pays for those flights at full fare, and you have it. Dinner at a good restaurant in Boston and a late night flight departure is a great way to spend the first part of a transatlantic flight. The preparation at least is going to be decent!
Turkish Airlines, as I found out, unfortunately did not have flat beds, but staff were pretty good, seats were decent for business class and the rest I simply can’t remember as I took an Ambien! Next stop was Istanbul about 9 hours later. Istanbul is a funky airport. Old bits shoved onto sleek new bits makes for a decent transit stop. Tel Aviv was next on my journey and flight time wasn’t bad. Actually, service on the Tel Aviv flight and leg room was better than the long transatlantic flight. They must know we all take Ambien for the long hauls!