We flew back from Istanbul last summer on Pegasus. Flights were extremely expensive to Barcelona in August, so we decided to go for the cheapest of all the available options because Turkish Airlines' price was exorbitant. Again, on a LCC and short-haul flight, my expectations were pretty low but Pegasus was like any other average LCC. Pegasus is based out of Sabiha Gökçen Airport not Atatürk, the airport is far from Istanbul itself so we opted for a private transfer. The airport building looked new and beautiful.
We headed to the Check-in counters. We had pre-booked our seats but we had to do one of the longest lines I've ever done, the reason was because there were about 10-15 counters for all Pegasus' flights and there were people from many different flights in the same line.
The flight had an early departure so we wandered around some cafés and restaurants to have some breakfast before boarding the flight. The options were quite limited. Later on, we went to the gate to start boarding the aircraft. It was a little early so I had time to take some pictures of many airplanes at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Two Pegasus Airlines 737-800.
Again, Two Pegasus Boeing 737-800.
Two more Pegasus Boeing 737-800 with an AnadoluJet A320-200 at the back.
Turkish Airlines 737-800.
Finally, it was time for boarding.
I had a great view of the wing from my window seat.
Nice detail shot of the winglet.
4 Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 and 1 Turkish Airlines aircraft from my window seat.
Sabiha Gökçen Airport building along with one Pegasus aircraft.
We taxied to the runway. Saw an Azerbaijan E190.
Right, next to the runway there were some abandoned and cargo aircraft.
The flight was enjoyable and the cabin was much comfortable than I expected, especially the seats.
Take a look at the screen tracking our flight's position.
We started descending into Barcelona airport.
The approach into Barcelona was windy and with some turbulence. We landed in Barcelona perfectly on time, it was raining quite a lot. Saw a Nordwind Boeing 777-200 and a Ural Airlines Airbus A321 at the ramp in T2.
Istanbul - SAW
Barcelona - BCN
Overall pleasant flight on an average LCC. Crew were helpful but looked inexperienced and young. Didn't order anything as it was pretty expensive and had breakfast before boarding. Cabin was much comfortable than expected, especially the seats.
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