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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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Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2010, 01:23:31 PM »
Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews, according to myself and israeli news   ::)

I knew that we were coming to this point, but did not believe that it would escalate this quickly...

Unless its a stopover, you might want to review your plans...

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2010, 01:35:01 PM »
according to the news, its currently unsafe for israelis

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2010, 01:37:43 PM »
according to the news, its currently unsafe for israelis

true, thats where i come in   ;D


they don't differentiate...

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2010, 02:11:49 PM »
according to the news, its currently unsafe for israelis
don't try explaining that to them

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2010, 02:55:53 PM »
Super you're the safety guru here.... What do you say about Thailand now?!?!

BTW I'm flying Turkish in 3 days to Israel... (will avoid leaving the airport..)

Then in 2 weeks I fly again with a 16 hour stop (will stay in the airport hotel they give me) then again for an over night but I'll stick to the Sheraton (+shuttle) from airport and spend time relaxing in the hotel.. I guess no spice market for me...

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2010, 03:15:19 PM »
Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews, according to myself and israeli news   ::)

I knew that we were coming to this point, but did not believe that it would escalate this quickly...

Unless its a stopover, you might want to review your plans...

It'll blow over. just wait a little bit

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2010, 03:41:13 PM »
A picture of istanbul revolting against israelis....



its not over yet...

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2010, 01:33:12 AM »
I know for a fact that leaving european cities, people with jewish sounding names and israeli stamps, have been denied boarding, even when just flying turkish and on a stopover in turkey.

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2010, 01:39:45 AM »
I know for a fact that leaving european cities, people with jewish sounding names and israeli stamps, have been denied boarding, even when just flying turkish and on a stopover in turkey.
Are they claiming that its for the passengers safety to deny them boarding or are they the same anti-semites just wearing a uniform?

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2010, 02:15:03 AM »
DO NOT fly Turkish, even if it's cheaper, and even though some have described here their suites in First class! They are becoming very radical!

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2010, 04:04:02 AM »
Moefl is right, Turks takes things much more seriously in the negative sense.

Israeli journalists who are used to go to warzones, said to be shocked from the way things go now in Turkey, and that it seems more like Teheran now.

I don't believe they were taken of the flight for anti semitic reasons.

I agree to Damaxer that it will wear off in BKK, turkey is a different story. They Need war every now and then.

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2010, 04:23:16 AM »
Why are they giving you a hotel room?
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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2010, 08:31:30 AM »
When you fly first.

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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2010, 03:38:53 AM »
Very nice,how long does the stop have too be to get a room?
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Re: Turkey is becoming unsafe for jews
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2010, 04:23:15 AM »
Well its not so simple to get a room. The stop has to be at least 6 hours and no better onwards connection has to be available.

For example if you come in from HKG 6 am and only continue to TLV at 6 pm you will not get a room, since there is a flight at 9 am. The only way you get it, if its a forced stop over. They dont always enforce this rule, but thats the rule.