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Offline Sleuth

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« on: July 10, 2011, 10:28:36 AM »
Flew back from Dalaman yesterday  July 10th after spending nine weeks out here  and was shocked to see the plane ( onur air ) :o at least only 60 ish % full. In twelve years of visits to Turkey at various times of the year we have never before encountered so many empty seats  :o   this just endorsed the similarites that  many  people were telling us on their flights to Dalaman.    A worrying trend ?   will next years flights be trimmed ?  Are we seeing the end of an era with the brits now massively cutting back on holidays abroad ?  or is it just Turkey ?

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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2011, 10:56:09 AM »
We've been out twice this year, April and June.  All our flights - from Gatwick - were rammed full, and in fact that was what all our friends said as well.  Except where there had been a late change of plane to a bigger wide bodied jet.  Which was the UK destination airport?

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2011, 11:00:24 AM »
Well the Scots must be trying to do their bit as I recently went out on a Thomson flight and returned Thomas Cook, and there wasn't a spare seat to be seen.

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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2011, 11:05:09 AM »
Flew out 27th June flight full, returned 7th july flight full.

In fact I have never seen Calis with so many visitors

Ron 8) 8)

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2011, 11:17:17 AM »
Flew out last week in May with TC from Aberdeen 40 empty seats. Flew back after three weeks and the plane had no spare seats. I happen to know there are no seats for the whole of August from Aberdeen to Dalaman it's been fully booked for a long time.

Perhaps, people are now getting a bit wary with Onur as their flights are so often the subject of changes.

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2011, 11:23:08 AM »
usedbustickets   it was Birmingham,  in fact thinking about it, most of the people who were mentioning the `empty seats` were referring to Birmingham [?]

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2011, 11:41:35 AM »
Brits to Turkey this year so far - 12% down on last year

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2011, 13:44:51 PM »
Possibly cos it was Onur Air?

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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2011, 15:18:55 PM »
not so sure......we have always booked well in advance for our August flights to ensure we got the dates we wanted..  However times are a bit stretched so we left it until recently to secure our seats........I was beginning to panic that we wouldn't find seats for the days we needed, but when I asked, I was told, don't worry plenty of seats available !  The flight we wanted still had 70 seats free........

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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2011, 16:08:26 PM »
Our return flight Dalaman to Glasgow on 23 June was half full and I noticed a Dalaman to Prestwick flight,both Onur Air,which was leaving around a hour ahead of us did not seem to have a full plane load either.
This is the first time I have been on an Onur Air flight which was not full.
Could be the cost of flights that put people off. I paid for our September flights from Aegean Flights around a year ago at a cost of £370 for both. When I checked the same flights yesterday the cost was £720.




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