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Jun 1st, 2013, 02:02 PM
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Discount airlines

What discount airlines fly out of Istanbul?
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Jun 1st, 2013, 02:04 PM
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Atlas and Pegasus. But I didn't use them. I used TAL, because I was too paranoid to trust the Atlas and Pegasus websites.
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Jun 1st, 2013, 02:05 PM
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We flew Pegasus and like all other cheap airlines they were ruthless in enforcing any extra money that had to paid.
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Jun 1st, 2013, 02:11 PM
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That's why I didn't want to deal with them, BigAleinstein. Having flown EasyJet in Italy and England (no problems, but I know how these discount airlines can be), I didn't feel like dealing with any potential dogdoo in a culture with which I'm less familiar...
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Jun 1st, 2013, 02:22 PM
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Pegaus was fine, money is the universal translator. I particularly like Vueling in Spain. Turkish Air is excellent, it all depends on how much you wish to spend and your tolerance for the tactics of all these cheap airlines.
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Jun 1st, 2013, 02:42 PM
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I agree, BA. The thing is, though, when I compared the prices of TA v. Pegasus and Atlas, there wasn't enough of a difference to make me want to deal with any hassle! (But I did all my booking last-minute, just last month. And interestingly, I didn't find there was much difference in prices between booking one month prior to flight and actual day of flight.)
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Jun 1st, 2013, 03:56 PM
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I booked SunExpress because it was the only direct flight for our date. Fingers crossed.
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Jun 1st, 2013, 04:11 PM
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We flew Atlasjet to Izmir and had no problems. Wonderful flight, nice leather seats, a beverage and hot sandwich, plus pleasant FAs. All in an hour flight and a free shutllebus service.
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Jun 2nd, 2013, 03:09 AM
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Ryan Air and Air Berlin both fly to Istanbul, so I assume they also fly out of there

Air Berlin is by far the nicer of the two--as in not ruthlessly charging for every possible thing.

Lufthansa has reasonable rates as well.
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Jun 2nd, 2013, 05:28 AM
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Where are you flying to?
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