Welcome to this flight report on a trip to Italy that I made last month. This time was my 2nd time in Italy.
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!
At the check-in desk:
British Airways Boeing 777-200ER before flight to London - LHR:
Air France Airbus A320-200 before flight to Paris - CDG:
Turkish Airlines Airbus A321-200(WL) Before flight to Ataturk:
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):
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:
Seat pitch was tight but decent for 2 hours flight:
Safety Instructions were published on the tray table, instead on a card:
Staring our Journey!
TLV Airport (Ben Gurion Intl Airport who was the 1st prime minister of Israel)is appearing on the screen!
Air France Airbus A320-200:
Taxi to Runway 26:
Flying over The Turkish Cyprus (You also can see Larnaca in the Greek side):
Flying over Turkey:
A commercials behalf of pegasus were showing on the screens durning the flights and sometimes the flight map and details were appearing:
Cabin load was about 60%:
Descent started 20 min before landing:
Cabin before landing:
Istanbul coast-line before landing:
Turkish Airlines (Old Livery) Boeing 737-800 on the ground:
Pegasus Boeing 737-800 on special livery:
More Pegasus's jets:
Arriving to our gate (I don't know the gate number….)
Tel Aviv - TLV
Istanbul - SAW
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
Follow me on Instagram: @yonatanpaz17 @hotaviation
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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