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Is This for Real? Turkish Airlines Melted Windows During Boeing 787 Interior Reveal Photoshoot

Is This for Real? Turkish Airlines Melted Windows During Boeing 787 Interior Reveal Photoshoot

Is This for Real? Turkish Airlines Melted Windows in 787 Dreamliner Photoshoot

Just over a week ago, Turkish Airlines revealed interior shots and videos from the inside of its brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.  This was the first official look at the airline’s brand new Business Class seat and the first look inside its first Dreamliner – of which, Turkish Airlines has around 29 more to be delivered by aircraft manufacturer Boeing.

The new Dreamliner will seat 300 passengers, with 270 Economy seats and just 30 Business Class seats in an all-aisle access 1-2-1 configuration.  This is pretty big news for Turkish Airlines because while their Business Class service and soft product are generally regarded as being of a very high standard, the hard product can vary massively by aircraft type and until now wasn’t hugely competitive.

Obviously, the airline wanted to present the aircraft, the cabins and the seats in the very best light possible (and possibly avoid the atrocious interior photography mistakes that China Southern inflicted on the world).  Unfortunately, it looks like the media team went to such extreme measures that the plane couldn’t withstand the heat – quite literally.

This is what the official photos ended up looking like…

Photo Credit: Turkish Airlines
Photo Credit: Turkish Airlines
Photo Credit: Turkish Airlines
Photo Credit: Turkish Airlines
Photo Credit: Turkish Airlines
Photo Credit: Turkish Airlines

And these are a couple of first reveal videos that the airline shared on Twitter…

But that photoshoot might have done a fair amount of damage to the brand new plane.  Leaked photos by @AirportHaber on Twitter show at least one window that has partially melted – apparently, from the extreme heat of the spotlights used by the photographers.  Wow!

And this is what the damage looked like in more detail…

Photo Credit: @AirportHaber / Twitter
Photo Credit: @AirportHaber / Twitter
Photo Credit: @AirportHaber / Twitter
Photo Credit: @AirportHaber / Twitter

Obviously, this isn’t damage that can’t be rectified, although a replacement is likely to cost a little more on a Dreamliner considering that instead of traditional window shades, the 787 has electrically dimmable windows.  Turkish Airlines may well be a little bit more careful about future photoshoots!

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