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Mountains, Meals & More: SunExpress Vs. Pegasus  
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Posted (3 years 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 25728 times:




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Background
In October 2010 I decided to make a weekend trip to Turkey and started searching for interesting flight options. SunExpress which I had missed on a trip back in 2009 offered attractive fares between Munich and various Turkish destinations in January. So I tried to find a nice combination with Pegasus Airlines which I hadn't yet flown on either. I earmarked a simple Munich-Istanbul-Munich itinerary, but when I was finally ready to book, Pegasus had raised the fare. Then I continued searching and finally decided to fly Munich-Adana on SunExpress, spend a night there and return on Pegasus via Istanbul/SAW. Making bookings on the airlines' websites was easy and convenient. I paid an extra 10 Euro for a seat reservation on SunExpress (due to lack of online check-in) and pre-ordered tasty looking meals on both Pegasus flights (breakfast for 7 Euro and lunch for 10 Euro). Here's an overview of available options (just click on the large orange button):
http://www.flypgs.com/en/fly-with-pegasus/pegasus-flying-cafe.aspx
Finally, after checking a few hotels on Tripadvisor, I reserved a reasonably priced room at the Akkoç Butik Otel near Adana's city center.





Saturday, 15 January 2011
Munich (MUC) - Adana (ADA)
SunExpress XQ431
Scheduled times: 14:35-18:55
Actual times: 14:35-18:36
Flight duration: 02:44 (hrs)
Distance: 1422 miles
Economy Class, seat 33F

Boeing 737-8CX
TC-SUH (s/n 1235)
Delivered in 11/2002


1st flight on TC-SUH
18th 737-800 flight
28th 737NG flight
53rd 737 flight
108th airline



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Former appearances:


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When I arrived at SunExpress' Terminal 1 check-in area about two hours before departure, many people were already waiting in a queue. However, they were all travelling to Istanbul/SAW or Izmir. The counters for my Adana flight - scheduled to depart 20 minutes after the others - hadn't been opened yet. Only few people were waiting in front of me in the Adana queue, but many of them were equipped with heavy luggage. So I still had to wait for a while until it was my turn. 20 minutes after the counters had been staffed I received my boarding pass.

Before passing security, I briefly met my friend Satchmo who was doing some spotting on that sunny winter day. We walked to a spot near Terminal 1 where you have good views of planes taxiing to/from runway 08L/26R. However, about an hour before departure, I returned to the terminal because I had spotted a huge crowd at passport control earlier. Unfortunately, the crowd hadn't become smaller - and the queue was moving very slowly. It was quite warm in that area and the air was bad - simply terrible!  Embarrassment
Three SunExpress flights, an Emirates 777-300 flight and several flights to Russia (including an Aeroflot A330 and an S7 Airlines 767-300ER) were scheduled to depart within a period of two hours - so I was really wondering why the Bundespolizei and the airport management hadn't been able to deploy a few more officers and security staff members during that peak time. Lack of staff seems to be an everlasting problem at this airport, both at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. This problem seriously needs to be dealt with!

About 30 minutes later I finally reached my gate. TC-SUH, delivered in November 2002, is one of 25 Boeing 737-800s in the fleet:



After a friendly welcome by the female cabin crew members, I took my seat in row 33. The old-style leather seat itself was okay...



...but legroom was tight:


While the slightly worn cabin appeared clean in general, the seatback in front was quite dirty under the table.

Both Turkish newspapers and German lifestyle magazines were available during boarding. I preferred to read the interesting and well-made inflight magazine:



Postcards were placed in holders on the front and rear bulkhead walls:


Due to the light load (50-60 percent) boarding was completed quickly and - fortunately - the seats next to me remained empty. The purser made an announcement, but she was hard to understand due to a strong accent.

Emirates Boeing 777-300 and Air Berlin Airbus A330-200:



We left the gate exactly on time and soon entered runway 26L:



Before leaving the gate, I had sent a text message to Satchmo. So he knew which SunExpress plane was operating my flight and he could take some pictures. Here are the excellent results:

Picture by Satchmo


Picture by Satchmo


Let's switch back to my perspective again:


Another announcement was made, this time during climb. However, due to the high noise level, I didn't understand a single word. Probably the purser informed about the food and drink service.

SunExpress offers free meals on most flights - exceptions are domestic sectors and services to/from Poland, for whatever reason. "Chicken Vermicelli Rice" it said on the box:



The curry-marinated chicken pieces, the tomato-based sauce and the rice tasted very good - even though the portion could have been a bit larger:


Non-alcoholic drinks were served free of charge, but beer (3 Euro), wine (4 Euro), sparkling wine (5 Euro) and other alcoholic drinks had to be purchased.

Unfortunately, the (classic) airshow was only available for a short period of time later in the flight:


At least I knew that we would fly over Ankara, according to the captain. Who knows what else he has said - once again I had trouble to understand this (mid-flight) announcement for acoustic reasons.

Gleaming winglet tip during sunset:



Cabin shot:



It was already dark when we started approaching over the Taurus Mountains - something to watch out for on the next day. We touched down after a flying time of 2 hours and 44 minutes and arrived at the parking position almost 20 minutes ahead of schedule. Taking pictures on the tarmac can easily cause trouble at Turkish airports, but I still tried my luck after some other passengers hadn't been stopped doing so:


After a quick stop at passport control in the small arrival area, I went outside and took a taxi to the hotel.



Akkoç Butik Otel Adana
20 minutes later, after a rather speedy taxi ride, a very friendly male receptionist welcomed me and handed out the key. The room was quite large and clean, but the furniture was not to my taste:



Since I wasn't willing to leave the hotel again, I went to the inhouse restaurant. However, it was completely deserted and only partly illuminated. So I went down to the reception and asked whether the restaurant was closed. The receptionist denied and immediately sent up a young waiter who he had been talking to. View from my table:


The food in general was nothing to write home about, but the freshly-made breaded chicken wasn't bad, and I also got a freshly squeezed orange juice. Anyway, I guess I would try to find a nice restaurant in the neighborhood next time.




Sunday, 16 January 2011
Adana (ADA) - Istanbul (SAW)
Pegasus Airlines PC125
Scheduled times: 07:55-09:15
Actual times: 07:48-09:06
Flight duration: 01:09 (hrs)
Distance: 420 miles
Economy Class, seat 26A

Boeing 737-82R
TC-ABP (s/n 3326), named "Nisa"
Delivered in 06/2010


1st flight on TC-ABP
19th 737-800 flight
29th 737NG flight
54th 737 flight
109th airline



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Breakfast wasn't available yet when I checked out at 05:45 in the morning on the next day. However, I had pre-ordered an inflight breakfast anyway. The taxi I had ordered on the evening before showed up exactly on time and 15 minutes later I entered the small check-in hall. It was already quite busy there because a Turkish Airlines 737-800 to Istanbul was scheduled to depart at around 07:00. I had already checked in online at home on the day before, but I asked at a Pegasus counter whether I could get another seat on the SAW-MUC leg. 21F had been the rearmost window seat available, but the check-in agent couldn’t offer a better one either.

Anyway, I took a seat and enjoyed the beautiful sunrise:



I had hoped for a last minute change to a 737-400 or an A319 or A320 operated by Pegasus Airlines' partner Izair, but it was a standard 737-800 which arrived from SAW:



However, I was glad that Pegasus had sent TC-ABP, one of the newer birds, delivered in June 2010:



TC-ABP is one of 29 737-800s in the fleet, including two planes leased from Izair (in full Pegasus colors):



Boarding commenced early and the plane filled up quickly. I discretely took a few pictures:





The welcome on board was not as warm as on SunExpress, but at least the cabin looked still fairly new, and it was spotlessly clean. The leather seat was comfortable...



...but legroom was as tight as on SunExpress. And, unfortunately, Pegasus Airlines decided to abolish the classic safety cards:



My seat pocket didn't contain an inflight magazine, so I took the rather worn one from the middle seat which would remain empty anyway:



Once boarding had been completed (load factor 70-80 percent), overhead screens were folded out:



The safety video was quite funny, it definitely creates attention:




Here's a link to a shortened version if you want to watch it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKgYqO9w-Do&feature=related

No other plane was parked on the apron:



TC-ABP was pushed back seven minutes early...



...and took off from runway 23 only a few minutes later:







What I found most enjoyable was the 3D airshow - available during the whole flight:







This looks like the city of Tarsus:



Not even ten minutes after takeoff we reached the Taurus mountain range - the views were breathtaking:











Food and drinks were offered for sale, here's the buy-on-board menu:


If you want to find out more about the offerings, just click here:
http://www.flypgs.com/_pdf/tr/pegasus_menu_list.pdf

When the flight attendants passed my row, I pointed out that I had pre-ordered a meal. Then the female flight attendant told his young male colleague: "Go ask!" Two minutes later he came back with a nice tray:


The Turkish breakfast - consisting of fresh fruit, sweet muesli and aromatic cream cheese - didn't just look very appealing, but also tasted very good. The tea wasn't bad either. I was so impressed that I didn't even notice that the flight attendant had apparently forgotten to add some bread - but I felt full anyway after finishing all the items on the tray, so I didn't complain. Btw - the guy in the aisle seat seemed to be quite surprised when he first saw my large breakfast...  Wink


Cabin shot:



The captain made a short announcement towards the end of the flight and informed about the upcoming descent. Fog and rain soon replaced the bright sunshine:









We touched down after a flying time of 1 hour and 9 minutes and taxied to a remote parking position.



AnadoluJet is another frequent operator at SAW:



The last picture of TC-ABP on that day...?






Sunday, 16 January 2011
Istanbul (SAW) - Munich (MUC)
Pegasus Airlines PC319
Scheduled times: 11:05-12:50
Actual times: 11:08-12:54
Flight duration: 02:18 (hrs)
Distance: 1002 miles
Economy Class, seat 21F

Boeing 737-82R
TC-ABP (s/n 3326), named "Nisa"
Delivered in 06/2010


2nd flight on TC-ABP
20th 737-800 flight
30th 737NG flight
55th 737 flight



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Once in the terminal, I followed the transfer signs. When I passed a Pegasus Airlines transfer desk, I decided to ask about the aircraft type on the SAW-MUC sector. I was still hoping for an aircraft change considering that Pegasus has sometimes sent 737 Classics to Munich in the past few weeks. According to the agent, it would still be a 737-800. I was tempted to ask for the registration, too, but her English skills were limited, so I didn't want to confuse her. When I was about to leave, she shocked me with this remark: "The flight will be three hours after." What? Three hours late??? Anyway, I didn't want to continue that conversation and decided it would be better to check the flight's status on a FIDS. Interestingly, the screen showed an on-time departure - and that wouldn't change at any time. So what did the agent want to tell me?

On the way to my gate I had to line up at passport control. There weren't many people ahead of me, but it would still take more than 20 minutes. It seems I always end up in queues where the officers have to deal with special cases...  Embarrassment
There wasn't much time left for spotting in the end and I only got 13 new registrations at SAW which was quite disappointing.

Boarding commenced on time and a bus brought us to the aircraft. I had never seriously considered the possibility of getting the same plane again - simply because the ground time would have been almost two hours. However, I was starting to get a bit nervous when the bus passed a number of other Pegasus 737-800s and continued heading to the area where TC-ABP was parked..."Don't turn now!", I thought, but the bus did exactly that after passing TC-ABP...why on earth didn't that plane leave again after 30, 45 or 60 minutes?  irked 





When I entered the cabin, one of the flight attendants didn't greet at all - something which I cannot stand. I took my seat in row 21 and started hoping that the middle seat would remain empty again...but then two more bus loads arrived - that flight would be packed! Both seats next to me remained empty quite long, but finally a - let's say "big" - older lady showed up, wearing a thick coat..."Oh no!", I thought and desperately hoped that she would take the aisle seat. And indeed, a slim teenage girl, either her daughter or granddaughter, finally sat down next to me.  relieved 

The weather had become worse - parked next to us was a Sky Airlines 737-400:



We left the parking position slightly late and soon took off into dense fog:



This looked much better:



The airshow would remain available throughout the entire flight again:



Shortly after the seatbelt signs had been deactivated, the purser went straight to my row and asked me whether I had pre-ordered a meal. I confirmed and soon got a nice tray. The purser also asked me what I would like to drink and I ordered a (free) Efes beer usually sold for 5 Euro (!):


The meal was not too bad in general, but I didn't like the fatty sauce and the overcooked rice. I also missed a salad dressing. Both the chicken and the chocolate dessert tasted okay. The breakfast on the morning flight had been much better!

Finally leaving behind the clouds:



Can anyone identify this city? It's located in either Bulgaria or Serbia:



Only 37 more minutes to go:



Crossing the Alps in fine weather is always enjoyable:



Can anyone identify this airfield?









This is the Wolfgangsee:



Here you can also see the Mondsee (left) and the Attersee (top):



On final approach to runway 26L:





We touched down after a flying time of 2 hours and 18 minutes...


...and taxied towards Terminal 1. We suddenly made a full stop on the taxiway and didn't move any more for several minutes - I guess our gate was still occupied. Some passengers either didn't want to wait any more or hadn't realized where we were being stuck, jumped up and started collecting their stuff from the overhead lockers.  Yeah sure
Interestingly, it took at least two minutes until one of the flight attendants showed up and clearly told them to return to their seats...

This is the last picture of TC-ABP - definitely:


Before I could finally head to the S-Bahn, I found myself stuck at passport control for a while - as usual at MUC. Dedicated queue for EU citizens? Forget it! At least our flight had arrived before the Emirates 777-300...



Conclusion
It's hard to determine whether I would prefer SunExpress or Pegasus Airlines. Seating comfort and IFE were inferior on this particular SunExpress flight, but I just recently flew on one of the company's newer birds which was equipped with new-style leather seats and a (permanently available) 3D airshow. Legroom is tight on both carriers, no matter which kind of seats you get. SunExpress' cabin crews and ground staff were friendlier, but that may have been luck (or bad luck in Pegasus' case). The main difference is that SunExpress serves meals and non-alcoholic drinks free of charge on most routes. And the food quality was really good. However, I guess I wouldn't choose a more expensive SunExpress flight just because I get free drinks and a meal. When flying Pegasus, you can pre-order (more or less tasty) meals for 7 or 10 Euro - and that price also includes a free drink. Interestingly, you can only check-in online for Pegasus flights if the journey begins in Turkey. SunExpress even limits that option to domestic flights only. But that may change soon. SunExpress or Pegasus? There’s no clear winner, I would fly on both carriers again.


Best Regards,
PlaneHunter



P.S.: Just in case you missed them - my previous trip reports:
Crossing Two Oceans: AKL-SFO-MUC, NZ 777 & LH A346
Bad Weather & Other Bad Luck: Touring New Zealand
Trans-Tasman Treat: Aerolineas Argentinas A340-200
Detours To Sydney: Wildlife, Tiger, REX & QFLink
Thai Fails To Impress: MUC-BKK-BNE On 744 & 777
Painful Delay & My 100th Airline: AF A380, VO F100
Fifth Freedom Tidbit: Kuwait Airways A300-600
Ship Vs. Plane: Porto Santo Line & Sata Air Açores
Awesome Approach, Splendid Scenery: LIS, FNC & TAP
Guernsey, Ash Cloud Alarm & Mostly Empty SQ 77Ws
Totally Thrilling: Scenic Flight On Lufthansa A380
Cirrus D38, Adria CRJ & Captain Niki Lauda On Duty
Monarch Hot Meal, E195 & More: PMI-ALC-MAN-MUC
Premium Meal & Palma Spotting: MUC-PMI, DE 757-300
The Dead Slow Transfer: PEK-MUC On Air China A332
Cancellation Brings Joy: HKG-PEK on Dragonair A330
A380 Cacophony, 777 Star Livery: DXB-SIN-HKG on SQ
The Next 5* Carrier? MUC-MCT-DXB, Oman Air A330
Turkey For 1.5 Hrs: Daytrip To AYT On Sky Airlines
CO Scores Again: ATL-IAH-EWR-FRA On ERJ, 752 & 764
Riding The Ultra Long-Haul Twin: Delta 777-200LR
Pacific Coast Jaunt: 3 Carriers, E120, E140 & Fog
The Ultimate 737: LHR-IAH-PDX On CO 777 & 739ER
Bye Bye, Hell! TRD-OSL-TXL-NUE - DY/AB/HE DH4
My Trip To Hell: NUE-CPH-OSL-TRD On Cimber & SAS
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"The Wings Of Taiwan": EVA Air A332, 744 Combi
SHA-SZX, Shanghai 757: Delayed By The Military
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[Edited 2011-04-23 00:45:26]


Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
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User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 1 day ago) and read 25545 times:

Hi PH,

Adana seems to be enjoying amazingly popular around here for being such a lesser known city  .

Anyway great to see another report of yours - a very nice comparison of two Turkish budget (more or less) carriers. Reminds me of my short trip to SAW where I flew SunExpress on the outbound (albeit a red eye flight so missed all the service by being asleep) and Pegasus back to STN. I found Pegasus to be the better carrier of those two, but a sample of one flight each isn't exactly very accurate...

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
Only few people were waiting in front of me in the Adana queue, but many of them were equipped with heavy luggage.

Pax with tons of luggage to Turkey? No way, you must've confused them with somebody else!  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
(including an Aeroflot A330 and an S7 Airlines 767-300ER)

Hmm, was there something happening at MUC that day to justify widebodies? Or are these full of ski passengers heading to Austria?

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
The purser made an announcement, but she was hard to understand due to a strong accent.

German or English? Or both?

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
Here are the excellent results:

Hey, those pictures are amazing! Even more special when you know that you are inside there.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
The curry-marinated chicken pieces, the tomato-based sauce and the rice tasted very good - even though the portion could have been a bit larger:

Looks a bit messy, but not bad at all.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
Anyway, I took a seat and enjoyed the beautiful sunrise:

Nice!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
No other plane was parked on the apron:

I like that Pegasus logo on the winglet a lot. Then again I like all logos on winglets...  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
What I found most enjoyable was the 3D airshow - available during the whole flight:

Yes, I remember this from my Pegasus flight. They did mix it with some commercials every now and the, though, but I found it very nice that they didn't show any stupid TV shows or whatever - who needs those when you have airshow?  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
Not even ten minutes after takeoff we reached the Taurus mountain range - the views were breathtaking:

Indeed! Amazing shots, so beautiful.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
The Turkish breakfast - consisting of fresh fruit, sweet muesli and aromatic cream cheese - didn't just look very appealing, but also tasted very good

Now that looks good - great value for money!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
I thought, but the bus did exactly that after passing TC-ABP...why on earth didn't that plane leave again after 30, 45 or 60 minutes?

Oh dear. I hate it when that happens, but that's the risk when flying through a carrier's hub airport...

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
Can anyone identify this airfield?

Yes sir, that's Zeltweg Airfield or Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser, near Zeltweg in Styria, the main base of the Austrian Air Force.

Keep up the good work!


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 1 day ago) and read 25516 times:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 1):
Anyway great to see another report of yours - a very nice comparison of two Turkish budget (more or less) carriers.

Hi FlyingFinn, thanks for your feedback!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 1):
Adana seems to be enjoying amazingly popular around here for being such a lesser known city

Yes, let's wait and see who's next...

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 1):
Hmm, was there something happening at MUC that day to justify widebodies? Or are these full of ski passengers heading to Austria?

I'm not aware of any special event, I guess ski tourism played a role.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 1):
German or English? Or both?

It was an English announcement.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 1):
Hey, those pictures are amazing!

  

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 1):
I found it very nice that they didn't show any stupid TV shows or whatever - who needs those when you have airshow?

  

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 1):
Now that looks good - great value for money!

Yes, I would order that again.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 1):
Yes sir, that's Zeltweg Airfield or Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser, near Zeltweg in Styria, the main base of the Austrian Air Force.

Many thanks! I'm not into military aviation, so I'm not familiar with those airfields.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineaflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 23 hours ago) and read 25489 times:

Hi PH,

Nice comparison of these Turkish carriers. Both carriers look pretty good IMO & I'm impressed that SunExpress still offers a free meal   .

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
The safety video was quite funny, it definitely creates attention

Ohhh, so cute. I prefer these over the NZ ones.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
The Turkish breakfast - consisting of fresh fruit, sweet muesli and aromatic cream cheese

That looks like a pretty good meal, definitely worth those 7 Euro's.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
Not even ten minutes after takeoff we reached the Taurus mountain range - the views were breathtaking:

Fantastic shots, absolutely breathtaking.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
."Don't turn now!", I thought, but the bus did exactly that after passing TC-ABP

I feel your pain.

Regards,
aflyingkiwi


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 23 hours ago) and read 25463 times:

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 3):
Nice comparison of these Turkish carriers. Both carriers look pretty good IMO & I'm impressed that SunExpress still offers a free meal

Hi aflyingkiwi, thanks for your comments!

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 3):
I prefer these over the NZ ones.

The NZ ones are still my favorites!

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 3):
Fantastic shots, absolutely breathtaking.

I'm glad that the weather down there was so much better than in Istanbul.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineAlwaysOnAPlane From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2010, 305 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 23 hours ago) and read 25457 times:

Hi PH.

Good to read up on your latest trip.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
Postcards were placed in holders on the front and rear bulkhead walls:

Nice touch. Only seen this with LH before. I grabbed a couple and stuck them onto my fridge until the Mrs took them down again  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
Before leaving the gate, I had sent a text message to Satchmo. So he knew which SunExpress plane was operating my flight and he could take some pictures. Here are the excellent results:

Good move. Interesting for you to see "exterior" view of your take off. Very good pictures for sure.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
And, unfortunately, Pegasus Airlines decided to abolish the classic safety cards:

Not a fan of this style either. Tacky FR style.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
Not even ten minutes after takeoff we reached the Taurus mountain range - the views were breathtaking:

Totally amazing sight to behold and very well captured by you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
"Don't turn now!", I thought, but the bus did exactly that after passing TC-ABP

OH!!! unlucky..... Don't you just hate that?

Thanks for sharing your trip with us mate.
Cheers, Lee.


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 23 hours ago) and read 25410 times:

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 5):

Good to read up on your latest trip.
Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 5):

Thanks for sharing your trip with us mate.

Many thanks for your comments, Lee!

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 5):
Nice touch. Only seen this with LH before.

TAP is another carrier which comes to mind - and I'm sure there are some more.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 5):
I grabbed a couple and stuck them onto my fridge until the Mrs took them down again

Oh, no! My Airbus magnets on the fridge have never been removed...  

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 5):
Good move. Interesting for you to see "exterior" view of your take off. Very good pictures for sure.

Yes, always great to get those pictures.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 5):
Tacky FR style.

  

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 5):
Totally amazing sight to behold and very well captured by you.

Thanks!

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 5):
OH!!! unlucky..... Don't you just hate that?

        


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2399 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 23 hours ago) and read 25405 times:

Nice TR...

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
SunExpress offers free meals on most flights - exceptions are domestic sectors and services to/from Poland, for whatever reason.



Not true at all... Also flights from the Netherlands and Scandanavia are "meal free". Other airlines doing the same, like Sky Airlines- no meal service to the Netherlands.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
The safety video was quite funny, it definitely creates attention:


Horrible. It is a cheap copy of Thomson Airways safety video (search on youtube!) and the safety information is lacking. AFAIK, the children in the safety video are family members of PC staff- did you know, that PC is christening the a/c after new born babies of PC staff?

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
SunExpress or Pegasus? There’s no clear winner



I flew PC also this winter from STR- a no-go airline for me. The crew was not able to understand or to speak English at all and on top very rude, not smiling and not very well trained. In combination with a rather unpleasant check-in experience at STR and pure low-cost service this airline will not see me a 2nd time (unlike it is necessary).


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 22 hours ago) and read 25372 times:

Quoting debonair (Reply 7):
Nice TR...

Thanks for commenting, Debonair.

Quoting debonair (Reply 7):
Not true at all... Also flights from the Netherlands and Scandanavia are "meal free".

Well, I got my information from the latest inflight magazine on this Monday's MUC-SAW service. Only flights to/from Poland were listed as "meal free".

Quoting debonair (Reply 7):
Horrible. It is a cheap copy of Thomson Airways safety video (search on youtube!) and the safety information is lacking.

I only posted a link to a shortened version. The full version contains all required information.

Quoting debonair (Reply 7):
AFAIK, the children in the safety video are family members of PC staff

That's interesting!

Quoting debonair (Reply 7):
AFAIK, the children in the safety video are family members of PC staff- did you know, that PC is christening the a/c after new born babies of PC staff?

Yes, I have read that before.

Quoting debonair (Reply 7):
I flew PC also this winter from STR- a no-go airline for me. The crew was not able to understand or to speak English at all and on top very rude, not smiling and not very well trained. In combination with a rather unpleasant check-in experience at STR and pure low-cost service this airline will not see me a 2nd time (unlike it is necessary).

That sounds like a very bad experience!


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlinervxkaz From Singapore, joined Apr 2011, 195 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 25282 times:

Hello PlaneHunter,

glad to see you quickly following up with yet another adventure of yours! Wonderful pictures and a nice insight and comparison between the two Turkish carriers. The views of the Taurus mountains are indeed very breathtaking!

The Pegasus safety video is indeed very adorable but I'm most attracted to the pictures of the meals you had onboard! It looks good to me and I'm guessing they are all Turkish fare? The breakfast you had on PC125 is a nice indulgance for an hour flight! I'm sure the guy sitting next to you was envious for sure!

The meals on Pegasus (though you have to pay for them) looks as great as any full-service carrier and its a nice treat on board   I am curious and I couldn't find the price on the Pegasus menu, how much were the prebooked meals?

This makes really relaxing read and I enjoyed it very much.

Cheers,
RvXKaz



They say that I'm a dreamer. But I'd only Dreamt Skyward.
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 25215 times:

Quoting rvxkaz (Reply 9):

glad to see you quickly following up with yet another adventure of yours! Wonderful pictures and a nice insight and comparison between the two Turkish carriers. The views of the Taurus mountains are indeed very breathtaking!
Quoting rvxkaz (Reply 9):
This makes really relaxing read and I enjoyed it very much.

Hi RvXKaz, great to hear you enjoyed reading! Thanks for your feedback!

Quoting rvxkaz (Reply 9):

The Pegasus safety video is indeed very adorable but I'm most attracted to the pictures of the meals you had onboard! It looks good to me and I'm guessing they are all Turkish fare?

The breakfast certainly is, the hot meals aren't typical examples of Turkish cuisine.

Quoting rvxkaz (Reply 9):
I am curious and I couldn't find the price on the Pegasus menu, how much were the prebooked meals?

I paid 7 Euro for the breakfast and 10 Euro for the hot meal. Prices aren't listed in the menu because you cannot buy the meals on board.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 25177 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
Nice touch. Only seen this with LH before.
TAP is another carrier which comes to mind - and I'm sure there are some more.

Air Berlin has them and OS used to have these as tear away things on the covers of their mealboxes at least a few years ago - it's been a while since I last flew OS. They even mailed them for you for free if you gave them to the crew - did that a couple of times and it worked fine, albeit was quite slow compared to just paying for a stamp and dropping a card in the mailbox yourself.


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 25167 times:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 11):
Air Berlin has them

Thanks for reminding me, it has been a while since my last AB flight.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 11):
They even mailed them for you for free if you gave them to the crew - did that a couple of times and it worked fine, albeit was quite slow compared to just paying for a stamp and dropping a card in the mailbox yourself.

Nice!


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineLuftfahrer From Germany, joined Mar 2009, 1012 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 25100 times:

Very nice report and great review of two carriers, PlaneHunter! Thanks for sharing. I also have a (charter) flight on Pegasus logged, some years back on STR-DBV. To be honest, it was a horrible flight on one of their Classic Boeing 737 aircraft: Very bumpy, old cabin, and no good food either. It seems they have a improved quite a lot with these new B737NGs, and the option to pre-order tasty food is great as well.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
many of them were equipped with heavy luggage.

I think Turks generally travel with heavy luggage.  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
TC-SUH (s/n 1235)

I really like the new livery of SunExpress.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
Picture by Satchmo

It is always great to have a photograph of the airplane you are sitting in.   I had that a couple of times as well, unfortunately before I started writing trip reports. Well, hopefully in the future... I might even ask someone.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
I had trouble to understand this (mid-flight) announcement for acoustic reasons.

I had a flight where I could hardly understand the captain's annoucement, but the F/O's. It was very articulate. Lead me to believe it also depends on the voice and the articulation of the person speaking on the PA to some degree.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
Pegasus Airlines

I saw two Boeing 737-800 aircraft of them on my recent trip, with different registrations, though.

Best regards,
Marius



Et là tu montes encore plus haut et ça persiste, alors on vole
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 25060 times:

Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 13):
Very nice report and great review of two carriers, PlaneHunter! Thanks for sharing.

Many thanks for your comments, Marius!

Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 13):
To be honest, it was a horrible flight on one of their Classic Boeing 737 aircraft: Very bumpy, old cabin, and no good food either. It seems they have a improved quite a lot with these new B737NGs, and the option to pre-order tasty food is great as well.

I think they have indeed improved recently - but they still need to refurbish or get rid of the 737 Classics.

Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 13):
I really like the new livery of SunExpress.

I can only agree, it's so much better than the old boring livery.

Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 13):
I had that a couple of times as well, unfortunately before I started writing trip reports. Well, hopefully in the future... I might even ask someone.

Have you ever checked pictures on a.net and other websites? Here's what I found - that's my arrival from AUH:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Sascha Haberkorn



A picture on another website shows my departure on an EK A380 at LHR. Try your luck!


PH



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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1911 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 25026 times:
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Another great report, PlaneHunter!

As usual, great coverage of all aspects of your flights. The food and service on both Pegasus and SunExpress look really nice. Impressive of the quantity and quality of the food on the 1 hour flight to IST .. unheard of in the US.  

Would love to visit Turkey .. hopefully in the near future.

Best!

Matthew


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 16, posted (3 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 25015 times:

Quoting 767747 (Reply 15):
Another great report, PlaneHunter!

As usual, great coverage of all aspects of your flights.

Hi Matthew, thank you for commenting! Good to hear you enjoyed reading.

Quoting 767747 (Reply 15):
Would love to visit Turkey .. hopefully in the near future.

I'm sure you'd like it. I just went again - to Istanbul for spotting - but I want to return and see more of the city.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineLuftfahrer From Germany, joined Mar 2009, 1012 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (3 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 24966 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):
Many thanks for your comments, Marius!

You're welcome!  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):
Have you ever checked pictures on a.net and other websites?

Yes, I did – I have been photographed twice during departure from STR, once in 2006, and one more time in 2007. These pictures were not uploaded to a.net, though. Of course, I still periodically check whether there have been new uploads of registrations I have flown on. My biggest hope is that someday, I can post a such picture in one of my TRs.  



Et là tu montes encore plus haut et ça persiste, alors on vole
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5130 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (3 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 24759 times:

Hi, PH,

pretty nice to follow you´re Turkey story, which we earlier talked about.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
About 30 minutes later I finally reached my gate. TC-SUH, delivered in November 2002, is one of 25 Boeing 737-800s in the fleet:

That sounds somewhat well known for me.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):

20 minutes later, after a rather speedy taxi ride, a very friendly male receptionist welcomed me and handed out the key. The room was quite large and clean, but the furniture was not to my taste:

Looks not that bad from my point of view.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):

What I found most enjoyable was the 3D airshow - available during the whole flight:

Count me in.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
The last picture of TC-ABP on that day...?

Not in this case, so it seems.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
"Don't turn now!", I thought, but the bus did exactly that after passing TC-ABP...why on earth didn't that plane leave again after 30, 45 or 60 minutes?

Terrible, they should know it better at Pegasus how to deal with these schedules.

Well done, an interesting comparison and real good pictures.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



Next: How to deliver a present in style!.
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 19, posted (3 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 24730 times:

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 18):
pretty nice to follow you´re Turkey story, which we earlier talked about.
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 18):
Well done, an interesting comparison and real good pictures.

Thanks, Markus!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 18):
That sounds somewhat well known for me.

Yes, same plane and almost same seat - you had 34F if I remember correctly.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 18):
Looks not that bad from my point of view.

I wanted to stay at the Hilton which wasn't much more expensive. But it's much further away from the airport and - apparently due to bridge construction work - it would have taken even longer than usual to get there.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1326 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (3 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 24519 times:

Hi Planehunter,

great report. I love reading about Turkey. I can't wait to fly there again, especially in those "not to tourism" cities and off the beaten path. Both airlines seem fine. I've never tried Sunexpress and found Pegasus not very impressive... However I had a very old plane and the interior you had is much nicer. I would probably prefer Sunexpress since they offer free catering on the flights to Europe...

Keep on the great reports!
Reifel


User currently offlinelinglesou From Australia, joined Apr 2009, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 24249 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
"Don't turn now!", I thought, but the bus did exactly that

This is similar to an experience I had at DAD a couple of years ago. My family were travelling back to SGN on a VN flight. I spotted a CI A300 on the ramp and I mentioned to my mother, who is afraid of flying, at probably unnecessary length about the two CI A300 accidents. Unbeknownst to me at the time, CI did not operate into DAD and they currently had a leasing agreement with VN. Thus, I assumed that either the A321 or A320 of VN on the ramp would take us to SGN. You can imagine my mother's face when the bus went around the VN aircraft and stopped at the rear stairs of the CI A300. I was thrilled, new aircraft type and airline for me. My mother soon turned to my father who had promised her it would be a VN operated flight...well it wasn't a codeshare so how could he have known?  



YOU SHALL BUILD A TURTLE FENCE
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 22, posted (3 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 24228 times:

Quoting reifel (Reply 20):

great report. I love reading about Turkey.

Thanks for your feedback, Reifel!

Quoting reifel (Reply 20):
However I had a very old plane and the interior you had is much nicer.

I'm sure the new interior will soon be standard on the 738 fleet. The question is what happens to the Classics.

Quoting reifel (Reply 20):
I would probably prefer Sunexpress since they offer free catering on the flights to Europe...

You should really try XQ!

Quoting linglesou (Reply 21):
This is similar to an experience I had at DAD a couple of years ago. My family were travelling back to SGN on a VN flight. I spotted a CI A300 on the ramp and I mentioned to my mother, who is afraid of flying, at probably unnecessary length about the two CI A300 accidents. Unbeknownst to me at the time, CI did not operate into DAD and they currently had a leasing agreement with VN. Thus, I assumed that either the A321 or A320 of VN on the ramp would take us to SGN. You can imagine my mother's face when the bus went around the VN aircraft and stopped at the rear stairs of the CI A300. I was thrilled, new aircraft type and airline for me. My mother soon turned to my father who had promised her it would be a VN operated flight...well it wasn't a codeshare so how could he have known?

Interesting story! I can imagine how your mother felt. How was the flight after all?


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2438 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (3 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 24148 times:

Hi PH,

Finally the long awaited report of Pegasus. Since you mentioned your plan last year, I was curious of your experience. And what a great idea to combine it with SunExpress

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
However, about an hour before departure, I returned to the terminal because I had spotted a huge crowd at passport control earlier. Unfortunately, the crowd hadn't become smaller - and the queue was moving very slowly. It was quite warm in that area and the air was bad - simply terrible!

Sad to hear that since my experience with the Schengen area of MUC was great .

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
Postcards were placed in holders on the front and rear bulkhead walls:

Nice collectible. I wonder why no other airline follows the example.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
Gleaming winglet tip during sunset

Beautiful.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
but I still tried my luck after some other passengers hadn't been stopped doing so:

Thanks for the warning. Good to know about it.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
The safety video was quite funny, it definitely creates attention:

Definitely and more appropriate than the body painted version of NZ sometime ago.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
the views were breathtaking

     

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
The Turkish breakfast

Yummy. It reminds me of the breakfast buffet of our hotel in Istanbul.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
It seems I always end up in queues where the officers have to deal with special cases...

I know the feeling.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
And indeed, a slim teenage girl, either her daughter or granddaughter, finally sat down next to me.

This part really makes me laugh.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
At least our flight had arrived before the Emirates 777-300...

The EK 773 seems to pursue you during this trip.

Thank you for the wonderful morning read. A good start of the sunny Easter day.

Cheers,
Suryo



Friends forever
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 24, posted (3 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 24122 times:

Quoting akhmad (Reply 23):
Finally the long awaited report of Pegasus. Since you mentioned your plan last year, I was curious of your experience. And what a great idea to combine it with SunExpress
Quoting akhmad (Reply 23):
Thank you for the wonderful morning read. A good start of the sunny Easter day.

Hi Suryo, many thanks for your kind comments! Good to know you enjoyed reading.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 23):
Sad to hear that since my experience with the Schengen area of MUC was great .

It also depends on the time of the day.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 23):
I wonder why no other airline follows the example.

At least DE, LH and TP have them, too.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 23):
It reminds me of the breakfast buffet of our hotel in Istanbul.

I hope you had more luck with the weather - I went there this week and it was cool, windy and rainy...


PH



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25 The777Man : Hi PlaneHunter! Very nice report with very nice pictures and a great comparison between the two carriers! They both look nice and it sems like a good
26 PlaneHunter : Many thanks for your comments, Lars! Always highly appreciated! Yes, TK is definitely more expensive. I tried the dark Efes on my recent trip to Ista
27 Post contains images parton87 : Hello PH Thanks for the report. Nice to see another report from Adana The worst thing about these flights Very nice Hmm, strange? Bad idea FR style is
28 PlaneHunter : Thanks Robert, that's nice to hear! That's what I thought, too. I can only agree. PH
29 linglesou : Actually one of the best I've ever had! I wish it'd been longer...
30 Palmjet : Another stunning report from you PH. I loved the departure pics on your Pegasus flight. Simply amazing. I enjoyed the comparative nature of your repor
31 PlaneHunter : That's good to hear! I would like to try CI one day. Thanks, Palmjet! I'm glad you liked it. Who knows, SunExpress may also expand into the UK in the
32 Post contains images sultanils : Hi PlaneHunter, Nice report & comparison on 2 these Turkish carriers. Too bad you had 2x the same reg on your way back. Indeed strange scheduling,
33 FlyKev : PlaneHunter, Once again another thrilling read with some great photos - I particularly liked the "alternate" views of your SunExpress flight taking of
34 PlaneHunter : Hi Nils, thanks for your comments! Well, I prefer SunExpress' corporate identity, but tastes are different! Many thanks for your feedback, Kev! No, u
35 NZ107 : Hi PH, Another great little instalment here, thanks for sharing. Interesting take on 2 carriers which aren't as well known as say TK is. Food on the r
36 Post contains images ronerone : Excellent TR PlaneHunter, and the pictures are excellent. I especially loved the introductory picture! Stunning view! I have 'barely' heard of SunExpr
37 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Hi Nicholas, thanks for your comments! Yes, that must be improved soon! It must be quite irritating for foreigners to see how poorly organized German
38 ba319-131 : Hi PH, Another great report I finally managed to catch up on! - This is top quality stuff, QR/EK etc all have goos stuff like this, BA too on the newe
39 PlaneHunter : Hi Mark, thanks for your comments! Yes, just too bad that LH doesn't install screens and such a system on the 32X fleet. PH
40 airbuseric : Hi PH! Somehow I missed out this report. Sorry for the late reply from my side! Nice to read about your Turkey experience. Good stuff! I see both carr
41 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Hi Eric, many thanks for your reply! Better later than never... Yes, that's it. I shouldn't complain considering that I was really lucky on a recent
42 Post contains images TupolevTu154 : Feel your pain, ended up flying LN-NOB LGW-OSL and then, two hours later, OSL-TOS too. Despite the fact our arrival gate and our departure gate were
43 PlaneHunter : Hi Tom, thanks for your comments! That's really bad! PH
44 LXM83 : Hi PlaneHunter Really interesting report and comparison! I never like when you don't know where you are.... but obviously most other passengers don't
45 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Thanks for your comments, LXM83! I guess that's true. Not as nasty as on a Spanair A321 some years ago... That's indeed very bad! PH
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