reifel
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Domestic Flights In Turkey

Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:15 am

Dear All,

I'm planning to fly to Turkey next month and I will have a couple of days left in Turkey. I want to use them to fly some domestic routes on different Airlines. That's why I need some more information about different Airlines that I could use for that. I already looked up quite a few, but feel free to write your opinion or own experience about them and also if you should have some more ideas about other airlines that I could use. Thanks a lot. That would help me to make a choice between this bunch of airlines.

I found those airlines:
-THY
-KTHY
-Atlasjet
-Fly Air
-IZAir/Pegasus
-Onur Air
 
TurkishSky
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RE: Domestic Flights In Turkey

Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:01 am

No KTHY domestic flghts and Fly does not operate at the moment. The rest is OK

Add Sun Express to your list.
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RE: Domestic Flights In Turkey

Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:10 am

Quoting TurkishSky (Reply 1):
Add Sun Express to your list.

And deduct Onur Air.. Pure personal opinion of course  Smile

You could fly IST-ADB on Atlas, then ADB-AYT on IzAir and AYT-IST on TK.
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TK787
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RE: Domestic Flights In Turkey

Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:27 am

Here is one of my TR's; should give you an idea of what to expect. Bon voyage. Turkish Trio: IST-DLM With Atlasjet, TK, Pegasus (by TK787 Sep 26 2006 in Trip Reports)
 
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RE: Domestic Flights In Turkey

Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:39 am

Here is a domestic pdf timetable for THY to assist your travel planning.
http://www.thy.com/download/timetable/2007_yaz_tarifesi_Domestic.pdf

Overall I would choose airlines in the following order assuming they operate on the city pairs you require and pricing was comparable.

1) THY
2) AtlasJet
3) Pegasus
3) Sun Express

While many might knock THY to a degree, their vast network and schedule frequency make them preferable in my view. In addition the fact THY does have a larger fleet and airport resources gives the customer more options and protection incase of irregular operations. Its not unknown for some of the smaller LCC's to take significant recurring delays due to limited aircraft resources.
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stylo777
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RE: Domestic Flights In Turkey

Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:45 am

if you want to visit some new airports than go for ADB, DLM or ESB.

Pegasus and Atlasjet are the cheapest airlines.
TK the solid one.
XQ does a good job, but a little more expensive than the others.
Onur operates a lot of old MD's. They are not that nice.
Didn't try IzAir yet, but should be ok...
 
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RE: Domestic Flights In Turkey

Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:27 am

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 4):
While many might knock THY to a degree, their vast network and schedule frequency make them preferable in my view. In addition the fact THY does have a larger fleet and airport resources gives the customer more options and protection incase of irregular operations.

Ah yes but that would be the criteria for a business trip. The gentleman traveller of a.net wants a bit of variety and exotic flavour. Who wants to do four sectors on a THY 737-400? I would think the battered old MD80s of Onur Air are far more interesting.
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RE: Domestic Flights In Turkey

Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:04 pm

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 6):
Who wants to do four sectors on a THY 737-400?

Ah yes....but the more 737 segments with TK you fly, the more likely you'll get a ride from our own Pilotaydin.  yes 
 
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RE: Domestic Flights In Turkey

Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:14 pm

Quoting B52murph (Reply 7):
but the more 737 segments with TK you fly, the more likely you'll get a ride from our own Pilotaydi

:D yes that's right, but more likely with the B738 now.
 
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RE: Domestic Flights In Turkey

Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:56 am

Domestic in Turkey by me:
IST - AYT - IST On AtlasJet (by ThereAndBack Jun 25 2006 in Trip Reports) PBI-JFK-IST-BJV & Back On TK & B6 (pics + Vids) (by ThereAndBack Aug 11 2006 in Trip Reports)

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 5):
if you want to visit some new airports than go for ADB, DLM or ESB.

This is a good suggestion then you can see the best airports. In ADB and DLM you can only see the terminal but not go inside since you wouldn't be an international arrival or departure.
 
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RE: Domestic Flights In Turkey

Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:22 am

Quoting ThereAndBack (Reply 9):
This is a good suggestion then you can see the best airports. In ADB and DLM you can only see the terminal but not go inside since you wouldn't be an international arrival or departure.

since our friend Reifel is from Germany (by the way my home) I suppose they would let him in if he argue and act in a smart way  Wink
 
reifel
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RE: Domestic Flights In Turkey

Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:54 am

Dear All,

Thanks a lot for ally the messages and your opinions. The point is that I got dirt cheap tickets with TUIFly from FRA to SAW (arriving in the night from friday to saturday) and back (night from sunday to monday). So this leaves time for some flying.

I want definitely to give Atlasjet a try, I'd love to get a CR9... Where are they flying with those?
Also I would like to try Onur Air's MD80's... Do they still use the old Airbusses as well on domestic routes?
The third could be Pegasus or Izair... But is there actually a difference? If I go on IZair's website I can read "IZair Flights are operated by Pegasus". Anyway, that would be some nice flights. I guess if I'm flexible it should be realistic to get flights about 60-70 new liras per segment?
 
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RE: Domestic Flights In Turkey

Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:05 am

Quoting Reifel (Reply 11):
I want definitely to give Atlasjet a try, I'd love to get a CR9... Where are they flying with those?

ADB, ESB and the smaller cities like EDO (Edremit), CKZ (Canakkale)... But they fly from IST which is on the other side of Istanbul. The only operating airlines out of SAW are PGT and TK.

Quoting Reifel (Reply 11):
The third could be Pegasus or Izair... But is there actually a difference? If I go on IZair's website I can read "IZair Flights are operated by Pegasus".

IzAir is now owned by Pegasus. The difference are two thinks:
1.) Airbus and Boeing Big grin PG goes with B737 and IzAir with A319's
2.) PGT flies from SAW, IzAir to IST (IzAir is based at ADB)

Quoting Reifel (Reply 11):
I guess if I'm flexible it should be realistic to get flights about 60-70 new liras per segment?

if you stay with the "LCC's" 60-70 YTL's are realistic. TK and XQ are a little bit cheaper, but the fares for TK out of SAW are cheaper than from IST.
 
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RE: Domestic Flights In Turkey

Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:11 am

Quoting Reifel (Reply 11):
The point is that I got dirt cheap tickets with TUIFly from FRA to

how much did you paid for that? Maybe I couldn't resist either. I like short hops like that especially if flying from 'hometown' to 'hometown' Big grin
 
reifel
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RE: Domestic Flights In Turkey

Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:21 am

It was a special offer when HLX and Hapagfly went together to TUIFly... They sell dirt cheap tix for 19,99 € now... Although I guess there are no tickets for this price to SAW available anymore... Anyway, I guess I paid around 30 €.

You should check Condor, they have a city-shuttle starting from 29 € from MUC to SAW (and the way round). For an aditional fee you can buy a rail&fly-ticket which you can use on german trains de reach your final destination wherever you want in germany.
 
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RE: Domestic Flights In Turkey

Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:04 am

I had a plan last year for a two day trip sampling all the airlines in Turkey. Something like IST-ADA-SAW-ADB-VAN-IST type of deal.. Never flown SexExpres...err SunExpress before.. Onur is OK. Atlas is higher scale version of Onur with cheaper fares than TK but since they switched to CRJ900s I am avoiding them.. Also, tickets got extremely expensive this summer. IST-BJV in offpeak days is coming out to around 250YTL. Having lived in US this long Turkey is becoming very expensive in my eyes ..

Have fun and send us a trip report..
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stylo777
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RE: Domestic Flights In Turkey

Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:36 pm

Quoting Bahadir (Reply 15):
IST-ADA-SAW-ADB-VAN-IST t

you are crazy Big grin but hey, I would accompany you with such a routing Big grin Big grin Big grin

Quoting Reifel (Reply 14):
It was a special offer when HLX and Hapagfly went together to TUIFly... They sell dirt cheap tix for 19,99 € now... Although I guess there are no tickets for this price to SAW available anymore... Anyway, I guess I paid around 30 €.

I checked out there website and the cheapest fare is 107 EUR which is also very low! All the return flights in May are 19,95EUR, but the onward flights are expensive...

Quoting Reifel (Reply 14):
You should check Condor, they have a city-shuttle starting from 29 € from MUC to SAW (and the way round).

Almost one year ago I booked a r/t with DE for only 18EUR, but couldn't fly because of work.  Sad
 
reifel
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RE: Domestic Flights In Turkey

Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:38 am

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 16):
I checked out there website and the cheapest fare is 107 EUR which is also very low! All the return flights in May are 19,95EUR, but the onward flights are expensive...

Condor is having a special offer called "Fliegenpreise". They sell tickets from MUC to SAW for 49 € all incl. on several dates (also in May). If you find a matching return flight with TUIFly, this could be a bargain.

Condors offer is until 28apr midnight (night to 29apr), www.condor.de