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Flights to Ankara
1.       solitaire
85 posts
 12 Aug 2009 Wed 05:33 pm

Hi All

Please can someone give me any good airlines to travel to Ankara from London that are cheap and not huge stop overs in Istanbul.

Thanks

Cheryl

2.       dilliduduk
1551 posts
 12 Aug 2009 Wed 06:17 pm

 

Quoting solitaire

Hi All

Please can someone give me any good airlines to travel to Ankara from London that are cheap and not huge stop overs in Istanbul.

Thanks

Cheryl

 

hi

I only know turkish airlines (which is really good) and pegasus airlines (which is usually cheap)

www.thy.com

www.flypgs.com

3.       libralady
5152 posts
 17 Aug 2009 Mon 05:42 pm

 

Quoting solitaire

Hi All

Please can someone give me any good airlines to travel to Ankara from London that are cheap and not huge stop overs in Istanbul.

Thanks

Cheryl

 

 As far as I am aware, there are no direct flights to Ankara from London.  I have just returned, and I flew Easyjet from Gatwick to Istanbul (Sabiha Goken) then Pegasus to Ankara (6 hour wait between these two flights).  Return there was a 4 hour wait.   The whole journey cost around £160 each return, which is much cheaper than the Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul alone.  I think there are also flights from and to Luton (Easyjet) and Stansted (Pegasus)

 

We actually found the wait quite OK but there is not a bundle to do in Sabiha Goken airport - takes all of two minutes to walk from end to end and only 3 or4 places to eat or drink (and these are small places).

 

The direct flight used to be from Heathrow (BA or Turkish Airlines) to Damascus in Syria with a stop over in Ankara.  When we flew like this before it was a nightmare - 29 hour delay going out due to airplane breakdown and 24 hour coming back due to over booking from Syria.

4.       solitaire
85 posts
 17 Aug 2009 Mon 05:51 pm

Thanks for that I have looked at these airline but never flew with them and I am scared of flying...lol so two planes is hard enough for me...lol..

 

I used to fly with BMI from Heathrow but they have stopped the direct fight to Ankara now.

5.       libralady
5152 posts
 19 Aug 2009 Wed 03:03 pm

 

Quoting solitaire

Thanks for that I have looked at these airline but never flew with them and I am scared of flying...lol so two planes is hard enough for me...lol..

 

I used to fly with BMI from Heathrow but they have stopped the direct fight to Ankara now.

 

 Yes it was BMI, but I booked the flight with BA and in the meantime BMI took over the franchise........ rather chaotically I think.  So I had forgotten who I had flown with until you reminded me. 

 

What I was going to suggest was why not fly to Istanbul and spend a couple of days there (get over the flight <img src='/static/images/smileys//lol.gif' alt='lol'> , then fly to Ankara (only 45 min).  That is what we would have done had we had enough time.

6.       solitaire
85 posts
 19 Aug 2009 Wed 04:43 pm

I would love to do that as I have never staied in Istanbul before but my husband is in ankara and I miss him so much.  I am waiting to hear of his interview date in Istanbul so hope that we can go just to Istanbul.  That way I need to only get one plane....wooo hooo Alcoholics

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