Best Airline for Trip to Istanbul

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Jan 28th, 2014, 06:05 PM
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Best Airline for Trip to Istanbul

I am planning to stop in Istanbul on my way to Israel in June. Does anyone have a recommendation for the best flight ? I live in Maryland, and can easily fly from Philadelphia, or Washington . I am just looking at flights to Istanbul and back, I have travel arrangements to Israel in place.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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Jan 28th, 2014, 06:16 PM
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We flew Turkish Air RT from Dulles to Istanbul. It was probably the best flights we have had in years, so that would be my first choice, though I hate driving to/from Dulles.
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Jan 28th, 2014, 06:30 PM
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Thanks for your input. I was apprehensive about flying Turkish Air, so appreciate your comments.
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Jan 28th, 2014, 07:07 PM
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T.A. was great for us when we had to be rerouted. The trip on T.A. was an unexpected surprise and very enjoyable..Would fly them again!
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Jan 29th, 2014, 12:50 AM
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Jan 29th, 2014, 10:12 AM
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yes, delta, and british air. I am checking them, and would rather fly British Air if I could make it work.
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Jan 29th, 2014, 11:59 AM
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Watch out for BA fuel charges they can be a deal breaker!!
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Jan 29th, 2014, 05:28 PM
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how about ua via fra or muc?
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Feb 1st, 2014, 05:11 PM
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I'm hearing very nice things about the flight experience on Turkish Airlines. Many are traveling to Europe through Istanbul for bargain prices.
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Feb 7th, 2014, 01:50 PM
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Another vote for Turkish Air. Hands down one of our favorite airlines. Have flown both international and domestic (within Turkey) and never disappointed with their service. Go for it!
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Feb 16th, 2014, 08:23 AM
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T.A. is the best!
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Feb 18th, 2014, 08:36 PM
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Turkish Airlines caters to an upscale Turkish clientele, so they are a little nicer than the American carriers.

They serve wine and yummy cherry juice in coach, and give out a cute little overnight packet.

They are very helpful, kind, and the stewardesses come around constantly but let you sleep on overnighters.

Good flight experience. Beats AA by a mile.
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Feb 22nd, 2014, 09:15 AM
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Turkish Airlines. Much better service & amenities than American airlines, also in economy. The price is usually quite good, too.
You can not even compare it to any US carrier - so much better.
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Mar 8th, 2014, 06:12 AM
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Wow! I was just going to post the same question. I'm impressed with Turkish Air's prices and schedule. Glad to hear the flights are pleasant.

Also, Turkish Air is a partner to United, so can get United mileage points.

Thanks, again, everybody for the great information!
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Mar 8th, 2014, 07:16 AM
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Turkish Air is great but don't count on getting United Mileage points. Evidently our ticket class was too low to get the UA mileage points.
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Mar 8th, 2014, 08:07 AM
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Thanks, cobbie2. Sorry it didn't work for you. Good information.
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Mar 8th, 2014, 08:17 AM
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i recently flew from muc to ist, and ist to fra on turkish air, had a great flt, both ways. full meal, and drinks both ways. much better than ua on identical distances.
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Mar 8th, 2014, 02:43 PM
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I vote TA as well and they have very good reviews.
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