FLIGHT H9 786
CLASS OF SERVICE Economy
SEAT NUMBER 19A
AIRCRAFT Boeing 737-800
TAKEOFF 15-07-11 7:55 a.m.
VIEWS 1821
LANDING AT 10:15 a.m.
Yonatan Paz
The 7th August 2015

Photo review of Pegasus Airlines flight from Tel Aviv to Istanbul in Economy

Hello All! Salut! Halo! Shalom! Hola!

Welcome to this flight report on a trip to Italy that I made last month. This time was my 2nd time in Italy.

Introduction:

My family had decided to go on a trip of all the generations of the family (Grandpa&ma, Parents and grandchildren).The Chioce was trip of 10 days in Italy (Toscana and Rome (without Grandpa&ma)).

We invited our tickets (to/from Rome - FCO) on November 2014, 8 months before the flight! EasyJet was the cheaper option with direct flights but the departure time from Tel Aviv is horrible: 10.05PM! I wanted to try the new 737-900 of El Al or the 777 of them, but the problem was that El-Al doesn't fly on saturdays. Alitalia's flights price were high (500$) and they're horrible as I remember from my flight with them to Buenos Aires 4 years ago.
2nd option was a mix of Pegasus Airlines with 1h 50m connection in Istanbul (Sabiha) and back on a short direct flight (3 hours) with EasyJet afternoon. We took that option for 240$ per pax!!!
Else, Pegasus offers to send a suitcase (max 20 kg) for each passenger without any charge!

Day of the Flight

I woke up at 4:45AM and I took the taxi to the airport at 5:30AM for 7:55AM flight. The price of the taxi was pretty cheap (20 minutes from Tel Aviv, (100 NIS = 26 USD = 24 EUR).

Our flight was appearing on the screen!
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At the check-in desk:
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Duty-Free zone:
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British Airways Boeing 777-200ER before flight to London - LHR:
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Air France Airbus A320-200 before flight to Paris - CDG:
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Turkish Airlines Airbus A321-200(WL) Before flight to Ataturk:
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I had 1 hour to spend in the Duty-Free so I bought a crossiant for myself.
On the way to our gate (Gate C4):
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Boarding started quickly at 7:15AM, I was on of the first pax to get onboard.
Our plane for today: Boeing 737-800, TC-AIP, Just Arrived from Antalya, Turkey:
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Cabin:
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Seat pitch was tight but decent for 2 hours flight:
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Safety Instructions were published on the tray table, instead on a card:
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Staring our Journey!
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TLV Airport (Ben Gurion Intl Airport who was the 1st prime minister of Israel)is appearing on the screen!
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Safety Video:
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Air France Airbus A320-200:
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Taxi to Runway 26:
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Flying over The Turkish Cyprus (You also can see Larnaca in the Greek side):
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Flying over Turkey:
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A commercials behalf of pegasus were showing on the screens durning the flights and sometimes the flight map and details were appearing:
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Cabin load was about 60%:
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Descent started 20 min before landing:
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Cabin before landing:
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Istanbul coast-line before landing:
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Turkish Airlines (Old Livery) Boeing 737-800 on the ground:
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Pegasus Boeing 737-800 on special livery:
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More Pegasus's jets:
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Arriving to our gate (I don't know the gate number….)
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Verdict

Pegasus Airlines 

Cabin 8.0
Cabin crew 4.0
Entertainment 5.0
Buy on board 5.0
TOTAL 5.5/10

Tel Aviv - TLV 

Efficiency 10.0
Access 9.0
Services 10.0
Cleanliness 10.0
TOTAL 9.8/10

Istanbul - SAW 

Efficiency 9.5
Access 10.0
Services 10.0
Cleanliness 10.0
TOTAL 9.9/10

Conclusion

It was a nice journey with Pegasus Airlines at all. I've reached one more Airline and Airport!

(+): Seats were comfortable
(+): The price of the flight was cheap
(+): Plane was brand new
(+): You can send a suitcase without any charge (max 20 kg)
(+): Flight departed on time

(-): Cabin crew weren't nice (The were hiding behind the galley durning the flight)
(-): Water cost money (2.5EUR per 0.5L bottle, UP by El Al gives water for free)
(-): Flight was bit boring

Dest. that flew with Pegasus:
SAW
FCO

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Next flight-report will be on the A320 on the way to Rome!!! This report will be the first of the A320 of Pegasus!

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