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I have been to Turkey several times. They (Turkish Airlines) are somehow able to consistently be one of the lowest cost and decent airlines.
It is a shame that the country under Erdogan (current leader) does not have better relations with Israel.
I do NOT wear a kippa in Public in Turkey. (I wear a hat/cap)
Even with a hotel for a few nights Turkish Airlines can beat many airlines in terms of price.
I stayed at a decent hotel in Istanbul for about 50$/night.
They have fares to Israel for about 704$ in May of 2015.
Ukraine / Russian airlines are cheaper sometimes but I don't think they are great ..
How does Turkish airlines do it?
The only things I can think of : lower fuel costs? Lower wages? govt subsidies?
The airline is quite ok and Turkey is one of the few Muslim countries that flies to Israel with four or more flights per day on average...
This is not meant to be an Ad for Turk Air....but it is in interesting ::) phenomena....

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« Reply #120 on: July 26, 2020, 02:42:23 PM »
Any recent trip reports?
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Re: Turkey Master Thread
« Reply #122 on: December 31, 2020, 12:13:30 PM »
I just spoke to Rabbi Mendy Chitrik, apparently the cemetery is closed due to covid along with "all Jewish institutions".

Anyone aware of a way to still go to the Semichas Chachomim?
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