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Re: Turkish Airlines = Idiots.com
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2012, 02:16:16 PM »
Turkish air has the best rates to Israel that I can find, with 1-2 hour layovers in IST both ways. Is there any concern of safety or any other reason why a frum person should avoid this?

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Re: Turkish Airlines = Idiots.com
« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2012, 03:26:06 PM »
Turkish air has the best rates to Israel that I can find, with 1-2 hour layovers in IST both ways. Is there any concern of safety or any other reason why a frum person should avoid this?
Definitely no safety issues. Worst case you might get some attitude, depending on your passport nationality and how Jewish you look
If it's far off I personally would fear reductions in daily flights, which can make a mess to your reservation.
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Re: Dangerous to stopover in Istanbul?
« Reply #62 on: March 07, 2012, 04:47:31 PM »
sorry a little OT but as we're discussin turkey/turkish air, i was wonderin if someone could tell me how many bags im entitled to JFK-IST-TLV and TLV-IST-ORD? im gettin really confused by the charts on turkish air's site with all its zones....according to the quote i got from my travel agent it seems its 2 bags checked free...? heres the link i got from them-   

https://bags.amadeus.com/Display.aspx?a=TK

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Re: Dangerous to stopover in Istanbul?
« Reply #63 on: March 07, 2012, 05:02:58 PM »
sorry a little OT but as we're discussin turkey/turkish air, i was wonderin if someone could tell me how many bags im entitled to JFK-IST-TLV and TLV-IST-ORD? im gettin really confused by the charts on turkish air's site with all its zones....according to the quote i got from my travel agent it seems its 2 bags checked free...? heres the link i got from them-   

https://bags.amadeus.com/Display.aspx?a=TK

It's two bags for each trans-Atlantic segment, continuing through the whole itinerary -- so two bags from JFK through to TLV

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Re: Dangerous to stopover in Istanbul?
« Reply #64 on: March 07, 2012, 05:19:55 PM »
and im gonna go out on a limb and assume i get 2 checked free from tlv-ord...?

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Re: Dangerous to stopover in Istanbul?
« Reply #65 on: March 07, 2012, 08:45:23 PM »
why did you give both?
+10000 why in the world would you show the Israeli one.

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Re: Dangerous to stopover in Istanbul?
« Reply #66 on: March 08, 2012, 04:18:51 PM »
and im gonna go out on a limb and assume i get 2 checked free from tlv-ord...?

Same difference as JFK-TLV -- same allowance.  Safe trip!

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Re: Dangerous to stopover in Istanbul?
« Reply #67 on: March 08, 2012, 05:18:19 PM »
+10000 why in the world would you show the Israeli one.
I cant answer for him, but some might consider it a daring sport.
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Re: Dangerous to stopover in Istanbul?
« Reply #68 on: March 12, 2012, 01:59:15 PM »
Definitely no safety issues. Worst case you might get some attitude, depending on your passport nationality and how Jewish you look
If it's far off I personally would fear reductions in daily flights, which can make a mess to your reservation.

Thanks for the quick reply. To get this thread back on topic, I have a US passport but clearly look Jewish. I would be leaving soon, so not so worried about flight reductions. Should I be worried that they would harass/detain me to the point that I wouldn't make my connecting flight (stopover is only 1-2 hours)?

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Re: Dangerous to stopover in Istanbul?
« Reply #69 on: March 12, 2012, 02:10:07 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply. To get this thread back on topic, I have a US passport but clearly look Jewish. I would be leaving soon, so not so worried about flight reductions. Should I be worried that they would harass/detain me to the point that I wouldn't make my connecting flight (stopover is only 1-2 hours)?

I dont believe its a problem, I dont look jewish, but wore a yarmulka + about 20 israeli stamps in my passport.

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Re: Dangerous to stopover in Istanbul?
« Reply #70 on: March 12, 2012, 03:22:17 PM »
Anyone travelling JFK-TLV through IST on April 1?  See you on the plane...

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Re: Dangerous to stopover in Istanbul?
« Reply #71 on: March 12, 2012, 03:26:40 PM »
I dont believe its a problem, I dont look jewish, but wore a yarmulka + about 20 israeli stamps in my passport.

Thanks for the quick reply. On the plane ride itself, how are the flight attendants (and passengers) likely to respond when I want to put on Tallis and Tefillin to daven? Will they let me stand in the back, make me sit in my seat, or come up with an excuse to try to stop me from doing so?

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Re: Dangerous to stopover in Istanbul?
« Reply #72 on: March 12, 2012, 03:27:10 PM »
I dont believe its a problem, I dont look jewish, but wore a yarmulka + about 20 israeli stamps in my passport.

:o are you sure about that?
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Re: Dangerous to stopover in Istanbul?
« Reply #73 on: March 12, 2012, 03:32:20 PM »
I dont believe its a problem, I dont look jewish, but wore a yarmulka + about 20 israeli stamps in my passport.

If he didn't look Jewish already, I'll be the yarmulka was a dead giveaway (unless the Reb Nachman kind, which could get confused with a Muslim head covering)  ;D

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Re: Dangerous to stopover in Istanbul?
« Reply #74 on: March 12, 2012, 05:36:53 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply. On the plane ride itself, how are the flight attendants (and passengers) likely to respond when I want to put on Tallis and Tefillin to daven? Will they let me stand in the back, make me sit in my seat, or come up with an excuse to try to stop me from doing so?
Never flown TK, but I personally daven schacris without tefillin on the plane and put them on for Mincha instead
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