So, got to Sarajevo airport in plenty of time. Check-in was absolutely painless, no line, and security and passport control were also painless. Less than 10 minutes after arriving, we were inside security and passport control and ready to see the lounge. It’s a common use lounge where they check your boarding pass, but it had free internet and drinks, so was more than adequate to pass the time. Nothing special, but good enough!
We didn’t spend any time in duty free, and soon it was time to board right on time.
Turkish flight 1024
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (SJJ) to Istanbul, Turkey (IST)
Depart 14:10, Arrive 17:05, Flight Time 1:55
Boeing 737-900 Registration TC-JYI, Manufactured 2012, Seat 3F
First shocker…unlike the flight to Sarajevo, this plane actually featured something close to international business class! Well, it was more like US domestic first with an extra foot or more of legroom, but still…very comfortable compared to what I expected, I was super impressed…and this was off to a good start!
I know…still nothing to be super excited about, but it held promise for the next segment to Bishkek. I was sure we wouldn’t be so lucky again, but in my experience flying Turkish has been a complete crapshoot, so who’s to say what was in store. Pre-departure drinks were a variety of fruit juices and lemonades: