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Old 24th January 2018, 17:14   #11 (permalink)
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Re: one way flight or not?

If you want to see different parts of the country you could get a Bus from Antalya to Denizli ( 3 hours) side trip from Denizli to pamukkale (30mins)

Return to Denizli catch a train to Izmir if you have time stop off at selcuk if your interested in Ephesus

The Denizli train takes you all the way into the Centre of Izmir even stops directly at Izmir Airport
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Old 24th January 2018, 17:27   #12 (permalink)
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Re: one way flight or not?

LittleDave - I agree with everyone that you should book your flights etc before you fly to Turkey - that way you will have a more relaxing holiday and no hassle.

If you fly return from Gatwick to Antalya in July, then look at these options ... 1) Departing Thursday, 5th July and returning Thursday, 12th July direct both ways on Thomas Cook for £191 return ... OR ... 2) Departing on Tuesday, 10th July and returning Tuesday, 17th July direct both ways on Thomas Cook for £183 return ... OR ... 3) Departing on Friday, 13th July and returning on Friday, 20th July direct on Thomas Cook both ways for £246 return ... OR ... 4) Departing on Tuesday, 17th July and returning on Wednesday, 25th July - both ways on Thomas Cook direct - £274 return.

As you are flying into Antalya airport, you have probably thought about staying either in Antalya, Alanya or Side... Antalya is a busy city with a shingle beach and the last time I was there my feet bled; they do sell special shoes on the beach but I was foolish and thought I did not need them ... Alanya is a good 2-hour drive from Antalya airport and is very spread out so you would probably be needing a car there ... Side is a 50-minute drive from Antalya airport and has the 2nd longest sandy beach in all of Turkey as well as the longest promenade in the whole of the Mediterranean; it has the Apollo Temple where Anthony and Cleopatra fell in love, a pretty little harbour with lots of shops, bars and restaurants around, and a very good Saturday market as well. There is every type of hotel you would want to choose from too. I have been all over Turkey and Side is my favourite place.

I have just bought a new apartment in Side, so my other one is now for sale. Here are some photos of the 2-bed 2-balcony apartment for sale in Side, Turkey at £40,000 including all furniture ... https://www.2ndhomeoverseas.com/prop...-turkey-15034/

And some pictures of Side and the surrounding area ...
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ph...w=1280&bih=685

And if you fancy a day trip or two - then this is a good website to make the booking... pay 10% on initial on-line reservation and the remaining 90% when you actually go on the trip ... https://www.sidedailytours.com/en/ ...

For the 50-minute airport transfer between Antalya Airport and anywhere in Side. Cost is £25 each way for 2 people or £15 each way for 1 person + we always give a 20 TL tip to the driver each way = £4 because they get paid so very little and are always grateful of course. Only give the driver TL as the Turks cannot exchange Pound coins at the bank for Turkish Lira - but pay the transfer cost of £25 or £15 in UK cash exactly. Email your full names and flight details to ... [email protected] ...

Best, and cheapest, all inclusive hotel just 2 minutes from the beach is the Side Miami Beach Hotel - see here for their website - - Side Miami Beach - - and to make a reservation - - https://www.alpharooms.com/side_miam...se&evid=postid
- - UNBELIEVABLE PRICES AT THIS HOTEL ... JUST £12.47 per person per
night ALL INCLUSIVE !!!!!

...OR... for a cute little bed and breakfast hotel, right in the heart of Old Town Side, look at Antonios Hotel ... https://www.google.co.uk/maps/uv?hl=...ANcQoioItgEwCg
- - only 11 rooms at Antonios, so book early - - each bedroom has 1 x double bed and 1 x single bed, 2 x balconies - 1 with a table and 4 chairs and the other without. Run by a lovely young Turkish couple who have just had their first baby together. The mother speaks no English but the father does. £11.71 per person b and b per night OR
£23.81 for half-board per person per night ... and you can book it here ... https://www.alpharooms.com/antonios_...eb&evid=postid
They also offer a wonderful buffet dinner every evening at Antonios for just £7 per person and you can go up and help yourself as often as you would like to.

If you stick with your original plan of flying one way Gatwick to Antalya and then returning to the UK from Izmir, then look at these options... 1) Departing on Thursday, 5th July via Thomas Cook direct is £90 ... or ... 2) Departing Tuesday, 10th July direct on Thomas Cook is £128 ... or ... 3) Departing on Monday, 16th July direct on Thomas Cook is £205...

Flying between Antalya and Izmir one way direct is only £14 to £19 on Sun Express and the flight takes 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Then Izmir to Gatwick one way direct ... 1) Departing on Thursday, 12th July direct on Thomas Cook is £50...or... 2) Departing on Thursday, 19th July direct on EasyJet is £68 ... or ... 3) Departing on 24th or 26th July direct on EasyJet for £85.

Hoping this helps you out a bit? x Angela in Side x
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Old 25th January 2018, 02:20   #13 (permalink)
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When searching skyscanner for flights be careful looking at prices of some of the ticketing agents some times they will advertise a price that even the airline is unable to match
Check the reviews of some of the ticketing agents and you will find they operate a bait scheme list a low price once they got you details the price goes up
Wherever possible always book directly with the airline

Peagsus and Easyjets website are good to look for flights as they both offer a 15 day window so you can check flights over a 2 week range from you chosen dates

Also review the baggage options with different airlines in many cases the airline that offers the lowest price is not always the cheapest
Example most of the flights from London to Antalya for the month of July Thomas Cook has the lowest advertise price on Skyscanner but once you take in to account their carry on luggage is only 6kg they may not be the cheapest

SunExpress advertise price normally includes 20KG hold luggage with 8kg carry on allowance

Peagsus offer good luggage allowances and they advertise different prices from 8kg carry on luggage upwards

Easyjet carry on luggage is very good as there is no weight limit

Easyjet Carry On
All customers can take ONE cabin bag on board. There’s no weight limit but we do ask that you are able to lift it into the overhead locker.


You can bring an ADDITIONAL under seat bag if you’re an easyJet Plus cardholder, FLEXI fare, Up Front or Extra Legroom customer, or if you’re travelling with an infant (under 2) on your lap.

Cabin bag allowance

Cabin bag
Maximum size: 56cm x 45cm x 25cm, including handles and wheelsTTT

Thomas Cook Cabin bag allowance

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All our customers flying with Thomas Cook Airlines will receive a complementary hand baggage allowance of up to 6kgs (10kgs for Premium Class customers). You can take one piece of hand baggage up to 55cm x 40cm x 20cm in size
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I always book one way as we are never quite sure how long we can stay, it has never been a problem
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I always book one way as we are never quite sure how long we can stay, it has never been a problem
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When searching skyscanner for flights be careful looking at prices of some of the ticketing agents some times they will advertise a price that even the airline is unable to match
Check the reviews of some of the ticketing agents and you will find they operate a bait scheme list a low price once they got you details the price goes up
Wherever possible always book directly with the airline
it looks like all the airlines do this crazy baiting and pricing scheme. I spent a bit of time on BA site. one minute the flight costs £830. I click to proceed to payment, then all of a sudden I get booted back to the home page. I try again and now the same flight is £940. it was £1045 when I checked again around 2 hours later. they use some crazy software that basically generates random prices, with the hope of making as much money from the tickets as possible.

but I did notice sights like last minute.com tend to charge a bit more for same flights. something to do with commission I suppose.

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/artic...ets/index.html
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