advice on IST-Kayseri flights

Old Apr 10th, 2006, 04:01 PM
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advice on IST-Kayseri flights

I want to fly from Istanbul to Kayseri. I'm getting a rate of $324.00 US on Turkish Air. This seems too expensive according to most guide books. Is it advisable to wait and book in Turkey?
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Old Apr 10th, 2006, 04:38 PM
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Old Apr 10th, 2006, 05:55 PM
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Have you tried ONUR AIR

http://www.onurair.com.tr/

They are cheaper then Turkish Air BUT you have to reserve your seat before going to Turkey and I am sorry to tell you that their web side is not for outsiders you have to dealy with travel agency in Turkey or write them. (I hope they can reply)

Have a nice trip in Turkey

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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 06:03 AM
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Do you think Turkish Air prices will be cheaper if I wait and buy the tickets in Istanbul? Also, do you know a Turkish travel agent AI can buy the Onur Air tickets from? Thanks.
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 11:43 AM
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Turkish Airline price never go down (I hope) Some of Travel Agency sell ONURAIR tickets.

If you are staying in Sultanahmet in Istanbul there are alots of Travel Agencies you can go and buy your ticket. I think this is the best way OR write to Onurair line maybe they may reply your e-mail

Have a nice trip in Turkey

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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 12:14 PM
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I suspect this may be the time when, if you can find one, a living, breathing travel agent who deals with travel to Turkey would be worth consulting.
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 12:27 PM
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landini -

Why not email "sinan" at the email he has posted. My guess is that he will have recommendations for you that can be discussed directly.
 
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Landini,
$324 is too high. I just checked the website, and a one-way ticket from Istanbul to Kayseri in June is 170 new Turkish Lira. When you convert that, it is, I think, somewhere around $120, which makes much more sense. When I went in 2001 it was around $90, so the increase is appropriate.

I wonder if you somehow plugged in the wrong information or converted the money from or to the wrong currency.

I did use a Turkish travel agent to purchase the ticket for me, but I can't imagine that you actually have to have an agent make the purchase. Still, it was helpful to have someone else do it, and my tickets were waiting for me at my hotel in Istanbul when I arrived.
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 04:05 PM
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We used Cintia at Argeus, a Turkish travel agency, to purchase our internal air tickets for our September 2005 trip. Argeus came highly recommended in a number of guide books. We were satisfied. She can be reached at [email protected].
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It seems that you need a travel agent to help you in Istanbul. You can contact Mr Cem Metin from Eurasia Tourism. [email protected]

With all good wishes
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Old Apr 14th, 2006, 05:06 PM
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Just flew myself and my family of 5 from Istanbul to Kayseri. Also flew from Kayseri to Izmir and from Denzeli to Istanbul and I think that my combined 3 flights were much less than that. $325 is way too much. I flew Onur Air from Istanbul to Kayseri, then Sun Express (on a Turkish airlines ticket) to Izmir then Denezli to Istanbul on Turkish airlines. I used Matiana travel. Hope that helps.
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Old Apr 15th, 2006, 07:31 AM
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GT2,

Thanks. Did you book your air tickets in advance? My concern is waiting until I get to Istanbel to find a Turkish travel agent for Onur Air. I will be travelling in May and must leave on specific dates.
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I booked the tickets about 2-3 weeks in advance. You can e-mail Anne from Matiana travel. I don't have their e-mail off the top of my head but I'm sure you can google them. I used Onur air just once then used Sun Express and Turkish airlines. All seemed to be equivalent from the standpoint of service, aircraft etc . . .
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I was able to book a flight online through argeus travel agency for $140.00US roundtrip, almost $200.00 less. That's why this forum is so helpful.

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