Turkish Airlines is offering great prices from Italy to Istanbul right now. One piece of checked baggage of up to 30kg is included too. Departure airports include Rome, Milan, Venice and Naples. Prices start at €131 from Milan.
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According to the fare rules, this offer is valid for travel commencing between January 8 and March 31, 2020. There is no minimum stay requirement, same day return flights are possible with this fare. A maximum stay of 15 days is permitted. Availability is great! The deal expires December 6, 2019.
The best way to find these cheap flights is Google Flights (instructions). You can then go ahead and book directly with Turkish Airlines or with a cheap online travel agent via our Travel-Dealz search. We would recommend booking with Turkish Airlines directly:
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
- 520 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
Hotels are generally speaking quite affordable in Istanbul. Nevertheless, it always makes sense to compare prices, reviews and locations. Our favorite site to do that is booking.com:
Also make sure to check out our coupons and vouchers. You may be able to save a substantial amount of money:
Information & Tips for Istanbul
Istanbul is the largest city, economical and cultural capital of modern day Turkey. While political power resides in Ankara, Istanbul is famous for its long and moved history. Formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, it has been one of the most important cities of European and Oriental politics for over 2.000 years. Aside from the fact that it is split between two continents (Asia and Europe), poeple associate Istanbul with its modern day lifestyle and cultural variety. Its most famous sights are the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.
Best time to visit
The city is blessed with mild winters, with the average temperature hitting a bottom 8 degrees in December and January. This alternates with very hot summers. Since it is located at the conflux of the Black Sea and Aegean Sea, humidity tends to be high all year round. If you dislike hot, humid days, avoid Istanbul during the summer. Otherwise, it is a year round destination.
From the airport(s) to the city
Istanbul Int’l Airport
This brand new airport (opened in 2018) is the main hub for Turkish Airlines. All long haul flights to Istanbul arrive here. It is located on the European side of the city. It is not yet connected to Istanbul’s metro system, so buses are the only option to get to the city center by public transport. There are 18 bus lines operating to different parts of the city, taking 30-90 minutes for 2-4€.
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcan Airport
This airport is home to many LCCs, mainly Pegasus Airlines. It is located on the Asia side of the city. It has no connection to Istanbul’s metro system, too. There are few bus lines operating to the city center, taking around an hour at a cost of 18TL (approx.2,30€).
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