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Old 04-17-2004, 03:16 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,

First post in a while - this backpacking thing doesn't allow much internet time I need help finding a cheap flight from Istanbul to Athens. Does anyone know off a cheapish airline that flys this route?

I tried Turkish Airlines but it 220 euro so thats a bit too steep. Joan...your help last time was great...if you've got anymore free time at work to find me a flight that'd be great

Anyway I need a flight on the 26th April so i gotta get my act together soon. Any help greatly appreciated as always people.

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Old 04-18-2004, 04:37 AM   #2
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Al right bro, after some drastic searching, I found one for 211.00$ CDN on Expedia.ca, that will be about 150$ Euros I think...It departs Athens @ 805am and arrives in Istanbul @ 9:20am. Its with Olympic airlines...I am not sure if you can book it with you VISA card while your there, but hey, give it a try!!!

Hope that helps brotha!!!!

(The flight number is 321)
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Hey CD,

Thanks for the info but i need to go the other way, Istanbul to Athens. I'll check out Olympics website though probably be the same price. Still a bit more than i'd like to pay but i'll see what happens.

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dam sorry bro..i guess I need glasses!!! I will check again...

Something I noticed, there are not alot of discount airlines that are flying in the region? If there is i just could not find them...
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DUDE...I found it and its wayyyy cheaper!!! 153.00$ CDN thats about 100 Euros!!!

Its flight # 322 same airline!!! Expedia.ca has it...I don't think you should have a drama booking it through them
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Sounds cheap to me! Good work CD

Check out this site, might find something there (advice, links, etc...)- backpacking greece

hope that you're having a great time, bro
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2nd EDIT - Arrrggghhhhhh again - look slike you have to be in Canada for this service to work CD. I tried a Canadian area code which was fine but they don't use E-Tickets and need a Canadian address to send the tickets to.

Oh well will look elsewhere - thanks anyway dude

EDIT - Arggghhhhh...tried to book but it looks like it needs a canadian phone number as a contact....it keeps telling me the area code is incorrect - anyone care to throw any Canadian area code at me??

I can make up the rest of the numbers

Thanks a heap guys. CD, am currently booking a flight for the 27th - we don't arrive back in Istanbul until the afternoon of the 26th and no flights then, still an extra night in Istanbul should be cool

Thanks again for the help

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anyone care to throw any Canadian area code at me
416, 905, 705 are all Canadian area codes if that helps...

That sux about the address though...YOur from OZ or US?

Try expedia.com if your from the US...should get something similar...and no e-tickets??? you should be able to pick up the ticket at the airport??? if not..thats fucd!
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Thanks CD,

Booking directly through Olympic at the moment....hopefully will get the tickets in time
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Good luck cliffo! Great job CD! You rock!
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hey guys,

in athens for the 2nd time on my trip. picked up the plane tickets at Istanbul airport with no dramas. thanks again for all the help.

Just spent 3 days on Santorini...weather was great. running out of credit for internet so gotta run

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