Review of Pegasus Airlines flight Tel Aviv Istanbul in Economy

Airline Pegasus Airlines
Flight H9 786
Class Economy
Seat 19A
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 02:20
Take-off 11 Jul 15, 07:55
Arrival at 11 Jul 15, 10:15
PC 31 reviews
Yonatan Paz
By 2328
Published on 7th August 2015
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.


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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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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Pegasus Airlines

Cabin crew4.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

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

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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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