Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has issued a stunner of a fare, selling tickets from Ljubljana to Dubai with a stop in Istanbul for as little as €220. A checked bag and the airlines’ famously good board service are included in this price. You can find these flights in the first three months of 2023.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Turkish Airlines with your preselected flight dates. You can also check what OTAs have to offer, as they sell these tickets up to €30 cheaper.
Turkish Airlines operates A320 family aircraft between Ljubljana and Istanbul. These come with the standard 3-3 seating pattern and offer personal entertainment screens. Airbus A330 or Boeing 777 rotate between Istanbul and Dubai.
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According to the fare rules, these flights are available until July 14, 2022 for flights between November 2022 and March 2023. In reality, there are no 2022 flight dates at this price. A minimum stay of two days applies as well as a maximum stay of one month. You can add a stopover in Istanbul without increasing the price.
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 booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- 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.
Turkish Airlines issues these tickets in booking class U, one of the most unfavorable booking classes in modern day aviation. Your earnings are limited to:
- 1,434 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
Hotel prices in Dubai usually start at roughly €50, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
Information & Tips for Dubai
Thanks to oil billions, Dubai has created a world of splendour and glitter that is second to none. Whether it’s an artificial island or skiing in the desert, everything is possible there. Thanks to Emirates, there are non-stop flights to many destinations worldwide, from Europe you can reach Dubai within 5-6 hours even with cheap flights.
The Best Time to Visit
Dubai reaches temperatures of up to 45° in summer, and even in winter, the weather is hot. The best time to travel is from November to March when temperatures are comparatively low.
From the airport to the city
A taxi from the airport to Jumeirah Beach (where many hotels are located) costs around €13 – €17. By metro, the journey to Burj Khalifa takes about 20 minutes and costs only €1.
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If you want to stay a night in Ljubljana before or after your flight, we have a deal for that, too.
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