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Here at StuckatTheAirport.com, we’re big fans of art in airports.

And art in airline lounges is a nice bonus for those who have access.

A new addition to the list of airline lounges with great art is the Turkish Airlines Lounge at the new Instanbul Airport.

Turkish Airlines is working with the Instanbul Museum of Modern Art to display artwork from the museum’s collection in the Turkish Airlines Busines Class Lounge at Instanbul Airport.

Turkish Airlines says the 1,400 square-foot exhibition titled, A Selection from the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art Collection” will change three times each year at year and include artworks ranging from the early 20th century landscape painting tradition to the abstract paintings of artists looking for a synthesis between eastern and western arts during the 1950s.

If you take a moment – and have access – you’ll find great artwork in airline lounges elswhere. Some of my favorite pieces are in the Delta Air Lines Sky Club at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

This work, by Rebecca Coles, not only look great, if you look closely you’ll see that it is made entirely of recycle postage stamps.

Spotted some great art in an airline lounge? Tell us about in the comments section below.

Turkish Airlines’ new safety video has LEGO Movie 2 theme

Fans of LEGOs and entertaining airline in-flight safety videos have a treat in store with the new Turkish Airlines offering.

Turkish Airlines will start running a new inflight safety video on March 1 that builds on the carrier’s partnership with the LEGO movie franchise.

The new safety video features characters from the new Warner Bros. production, The LEGO Movie 2.

In August 2018, Turkish Airlines debuted a video starring characters from the first LEGO movie. That video got 20 million views in just one month and won a Clio Entertainment Award.

So why not do it again?

This second video features Emmet, Lucy and others from the cast of “The LEGO Movie 2” in starring roles, with LEGO Batman starring as director of the inflight film.

Turkish Airlines reports that filming of the “The LEGO Movie 2” safety video took close to 1000 hours over four months and that filming locations included five different countries, including Turkey, the USA, the UK, Canada and Australia.

LEGO-wise, the new Turkish Airlines safety video features 24,000 LEGO minifigures in the crowd for the Super Hero Cape Town match. Overall, 20,330,795 LEGO bricks were needed to build all the locations in the new video. That’s ten times the number of bricks used in the first LEGO-themed safety video:

Have an opinion on which Turkish Airlines LEGO safety video is better?

Turkish Airlines has a Lego Airline Safety Video

 

Turkish Airlines airplane evidently has a cameo role in the upcoming Lego movie and that has inspired the airline to create a charming safety video featuring Lego characters Emmet, Wyldstyle, Batman and many others.

I’m not sure I’ve spotted all the references yes, but I love that there’s a checklist referenced here of all the features modern-day safety videos seem to have, including celebrity cameos and catchy songs.

Take a look and let me know what special touches you notice.

And while we’re talking airline safety videos, let’s revisit some classics:

 

Batman v. Superman – the airplane

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The action adventure film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens worldwide on March 25, 2016 and evidently there’s a scene that takes place on a 777 Turkish Airlines plane.

Off-screen, Turkish Airlines is celebrating the movie with specially-painted Batman v. Superman plane, limited edition movie-themed in-flight amenity kits for adults and children and movie-themed in-flight menu items, including branded cookies and cupcakes.

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You’ll have to wait until February 8th for the on-line part of the promotion, which will include an opportunity to enter a contest to attend of one the world premieres.

(Photos courtesy Turkish Airlines)