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Apr 15, 19, 6:51 am
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By itfcfan

Just a quick follow-up. I ended up staying in...

Just a quick follow-up. I ended up staying in Ramada Üsküdar and the location worked out well for me.

Late night on Friday (touch down around midnight then a ~25mins walk on the travelators to...
Apr 10, 19, 7:03 am
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By itfcfan

Thanks ISTFlyer. SAW is probably a bit too far...

Thanks ISTFlyer. SAW is probably a bit too far from the city for me to spend the night.

Does anyone know what the going rate for taxis from the new airport to central Istanbul (say, Taksim) is?...
Apr 9, 19, 4:29 am
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By itfcfan

Thanks for the data point. I've travelled to the...

Thanks for the data point. I've travelled to the old airport a few times before. The difference with the new airport is not so much the extra distance as being outside the urban area there are fewer...
Apr 9, 19, 4:16 am
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By itfcfan

Taxis from Istanbul New Airport / Good hotel locations half way to SAW?

Hello all,

I'm travelling with TK on LHR-IST & SAW-TBS on Friday/Saturday nights at the end of this week (around 20 hour stopover). I'm due to arrive into IST just after midnight and I'm trying to...
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By itfcfan

Transferring from LH to KC (Air Astana) at FRA - need to go through security again?

I'm flying LHR - FRA - TSE on LH907 and KC922 tomorrow (27th December). I'm travelling with hand luggage only, I have my boarding passes already and I'd prefer to avoid going through security again...
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By itfcfan

Air Astana involuntary cancellation policy - Rebooking / EU261

Air Astana have cancelled the LHR-TSE flight I was due to take on 27th Dec (10 days before the flight). I received an SMS & email informing me the booking is being shifted to 28th Dec.

There is...
Dec 17, 18, 12:55 am
Replies: 1
Views: 809
Posted By itfcfan

Air Astana: LHR to TSE Flight changed to different day 10 days before flight: EU261?

Hi all,

I'm looking for anyone with experience of EU 261 compensation to help me. I've searched through the forums around this topic, but I can't find information my case (specifically what...
Forum: Budget Travel
Sep 24, 18, 1:59 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,190
Posted By itfcfan

You're right, visa costs can add up for this kind...

You're right, visa costs can add up for this kind of trip. Since visa processing companies took over the process at some major countries, costs have risen. It used to be rare for a visa to cost more...
Forum: Budget Travel
Sep 23, 18, 5:49 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,190
Posted By itfcfan

Some realistic options...

IMO FlyerTalk is the wrong place to ask about a trip like this. If you have the time to take this trip and plan to make the most of the journey, rather than just aiming to get to the destination as...
Replies: 0
Views: 359
Posted By itfcfan

Air Astana TSE-LHR-TSE (KC941/2) dropping from daily to 4xweekly

It was good while it lasted, but as of this month Air Astana have cut down their daily Astana-London-Astana flights to 4xweekly. The exact weekdays are in flux a bit until settling down in the...
Sep 21, 18, 3:56 pm
Replies: 258
Views: 24,924
Posted By itfcfan

I wonder if BA will retain enough passengers for...

I wonder if BA will retain enough passengers for the flight to remain viable once the switch to the red-eye slots start in November? I recall BA carried a fair amount of cargo on LHR-CAI - does...
Jun 27, 18, 1:26 am
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By itfcfan

Row 1 on Aegean A320 & A321

I prefer seats without a bulkhead / full height divider in front of them (because I have long legs). On planes with a dividers I'll choose row 2 or 3 in preference to row 1. LCCs tend not to have...
Jun 22, 18, 1:38 am
Replies: 1,997
Views: 273,900
Posted By itfcfan

The first sector of my flight next week, CAI-ATH...

The first sector of my flight next week, CAI-ATH (that was allowing bids), has just cleared the wait list (email sent precisely one week and 30 mins before the flight is scheduled). Just adding as a...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 19, 18, 9:25 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By itfcfan

Flight delaying passing 10,000 feet

Last year I took a flight on one of BA's mid-haul B767s which experienced a mechanical fault. It halted the climb before reaching 10,000 feet and flew for around an hour at that altitude (or actually...
Jun 15, 18, 2:51 am
Replies: 1,997
Views: 273,900
Posted By itfcfan

Does anyone have experience availability for...

Does anyone have experience availability for coupons on A3602 (ATH-LHR) since the new bid upgrade system came in? I fly this flight every few months on a Friday and usually manage to use a coupon to...
May 11, 18, 10:46 am
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By itfcfan

CAI-ATH Summer flight schedule - identical departure A3933 & MS747

Cairo is a route I fly fairly regularly - usually between Athens and Cairo there are ~2 flights per day split between A3 and MS. However, the schedule for this summer has several days per week where...
Nov 7, 17, 3:48 pm
Replies: 1,997
Views: 273,900
Posted By itfcfan

I've had a strange situation today. I have...

I've had a strange situation today.

I have flights CAI-ATH-LHR booked through the Aegean website in "Q" booking class (designated as a "saver" ticket). The first sector is A31303 (codeshare,...
Nov 3, 17, 9:11 am
Replies: 255
Views: 38,536
Posted By itfcfan

BA have unilaterally banned electronics on some...

BA have unilaterally banned electronics on some destinations? I thought all places with the ban were as a result of the UK government ban was put in place on Middle East / North African destinations...
Forum: Europe
Oct 30, 17, 3:35 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By itfcfan

Thanks for the information and suggestions. ...

Thanks for the information and suggestions.

I found an Airbnb in Porto Rafti for ~60EUR and it was just what I was looking for. It was a 20min/15EUR Uber from the airport and the apartment I...
Forum: Europe
Oct 25, 17, 12:14 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By itfcfan

Yep, understood that the second flight doesn't...

Yep, understood that the second flight doesn't count as an A3 segment. I'll be picking up more A3 segments on the way back from Cairo.

Thanks for the advice re: heading in to central Athens for...
Forum: Europe
Oct 25, 17, 7:46 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By itfcfan

Coastal towns/hotels for Athens stopover

I need to top up my A3 operated flights for the year to retain my M&P membership for another year. To do this, I'll be stopping over in Athens en-route to Cairo next week.

My schedule means I'll...
Oct 3, 17, 3:04 pm
Replies: 255
Views: 38,536
Posted By itfcfan

For the outward flight to Cairo, there is no ban...

For the outward flight to Cairo, there is no ban in place.

On the return flight (Cairo-London) laptops/tablets are still banned (on BA only). Egyptair flights have had this ban removed since early...
Oct 3, 17, 3:02 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 12,812
Posted By itfcfan

Le Meridien and Novotel are both in the grounds...

Le Meridien and Novotel are both in the grounds of Cairo Airport.

LM is more expensive than Novotel (usually £100 for LM vs £60 for Novotel) but has the benefit of being adjacent to T2/T3 (there...
Sep 5, 17, 4:17 am
Replies: 255
Views: 38,536
Posted By itfcfan

Anyone have an idea of the bigger picture here?...

Anyone have an idea of the bigger picture here? Why are some carriers (Turkish Airlines, Egyptair and tourist charters such as Thomas Cook, etc) able to implement whatever is required to avoid the UK...
Sep 5, 17, 2:37 am
Replies: 255
Views: 38,536
Posted By itfcfan

Egyptair have announced the laptop ban on their...

Egyptair have announced the laptop ban on their flights to the UK have been lifted:
https://twitter.com/EGYPTAIR/status/903697328384745472
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