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Are Turkish Airlines safe?

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KerryMumbledore Mon 20-Aug-07 16:25:29

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CountessDracula Mon 20-Aug-07 16:32:13

Well I have flown with them a couple of times they seemed fine if rather rude and intransigent

(their airline code is THY which allegedly stands for they hate you )

The chances of an aircrash are minimal whoever you fly with tbh (apart from Asian Spirit in the philippines who have about a 50% crash rate or so dh reckons, they were pretty terrifying!)

mrsbabookaloo Mon 20-Aug-07 16:36:11

Turkish airlines is fine: I used to live in Turkey and travelled Turkey/UK a lot. It is just like any other airline. There is a joke that their acronym: THY (which stands for Turkish Airlines in Turkish) actually stands for They Hate You, but it's just a joke.
Now the really cheap way to go is Azerbaijan Airlines: yes, really - to Istanbul anyway. We went with them once and were a bit worried that it might be a little tiny aeroplane with one wing, but again it was actually prefectly fine. They only fly twice a week though.
EasyJet have started doing flights to Istanbul too, or if you're going down south it's often cheap to go with one of the holiday companies on a charter.

mrsbabookaloo Mon 20-Aug-07 16:36:50

ooh crossed post with the THY joke, Countess!

CountessDracula Mon 20-Aug-07 16:42:40

where are you flying to?

KerryMumbledore Mon 20-Aug-07 17:07:40

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KerryMumbledore Mon 20-Aug-07 17:08:49

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morningpaper Mon 20-Aug-07 17:10:48

there used to be a website called which told you the chance of death depending on airline, route etc, but it doesn't seem to be there now

KerryMumbledore Mon 20-Aug-07 17:11:32

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CoteDAzur Wed 22-Aug-07 21:41:35

I used to be a financial analyst who covered the tourism sector in Turkey, among others, and believe it or not, THY has one of the youngest fleets in the world & not a bad record at all.

So - quite safe but the service you get is another matter.

At least they give out baby belts. In Lufthansa, they tell you to hang on tight to your little darling

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