As you may have seen on the news, Istanbul is being hit by a massive blizzard this week.
Typically when a hub city is hit by a major weather event it causes major problems for the local airline, which has certainly been the case here. Turkish Airlines has had to delay or outright cancel hundreds of flights, and by all accounts operations at Istanbul airports are just a mess.
More concerning than the delays, however, is this clip which was shared on Twitter this morning:
— UgurP (@U_G_U_R_P) January 10, 2017
I have no words…
Hopefully someone from the airport or Turkish will be able to clarify that this is not, in fact, an acceptable deicing procedure. I understand desperate times calling for desperate measures, but oy — this is not a good idea.
So I generally wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Turkish (I flew them twice last week myself, and had a great experience), but if you’re scheduled to fly them in the coming days you might want to make other arrangements.
Views from my Turkish flight last week
What do you guys think? Anyone seen something like this before?