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Which airline to fly from Istanbul to Izmir? Need a quick response, please.

Which airline to fly from Istanbul to Izmir? Need a quick response, please.

Jan 17th, 2013, 01:26 PM
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Les
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Which airline to fly from Istanbul to Izmir? Need a quick response, please.

I'm about to make airline reservations from Istanbul to Izmir, in preparation for my upcoming Turkey trip in April. It seems that I've got a large choice of flights, but basically only 2 airlines to choose from, Pegasus and Atlasjet (I'm ruling out Turkish Airlines because of their exhorbitant prices and a previous unpleasant experience with them).

I can find flights that support my preferred schedule on either airline.
Is there a significant reason to choose one over the other (safety, on-time record, other)?

I would appreciate a prompt response, as I plan to make the reservations today.

Thanks.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 02:01 PM
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Hi

I haven't flown either but you might want to check www.airlinequality.com for ratings.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 04:06 PM
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I believe that Pegasus flies out of the airport on the Asian side of Istanbul, which is not as convenient as Ataturk. Doesn't Onur Air exist anymore? That's the one we used.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 05:44 PM
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Checking skyscanner.net, all three Turkish airlines fly Istanbul-Izmir.

Pegasus

Onur

Atlasjet

at different times and different fares. The flight is very short and I'd be more concerned with what Michael mentioned: Pegasus flies out of Sabiha Gokcen. Onur and Atlas fly out of Ataturk.

Also be concerned with the luggage allowance.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 10:45 PM
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Thank you all for your replies.

Michael, I was not familiar with the locations of each airport, but you make a good point. I booked with Atlasjet, because of the convenience of getting to Ataturk. Also, Atlasjet has a higher consumer satisfaction rating than Onur on airlinequality.com (thanks for that link, worldinabag). And because of easytraveler's heads-up, I booked business class so that I wouldn't have to worry about the luggage allowance.
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