Qantas - QFF Platinum
Member since 20 Mar 2012
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Looking to book a quick holiday to Turkey (Istanbul Ataturk). I am QF FF and want to book via Oneworld airline(s) however not via LHR/Europe. Therefore preferably out of an Asian port direct to Turkey. Any suggestions?
Member since 04 Nov 2010
Total posts 155
Try the oneworld route map and planner to see if there are any direct flights from Asian cities to Turkey.
Member since 10 Sep 2011
Total posts 45
A fun question! Can you hold out for Qantas and Malaysia Airlines partnership to be cemented (should happen before OW)? Otherwise, you are looking at a tricky connection with Cathay Pacific Australia-HKG, then Royal Jordanian-BKK-AMM-IST.
I missed that QF fly to SYD-BKK, but you still need to stop in Amman.
Thanks for your answers! Unfortunately travel dates are in August so don't think Malaysian will be OW at the time. Will investigate RJ. Thanks again
Member since 15 Apr 2011
Total posts 216
The only OW carrier flying to Turky from this side of the world is RJ...
SYD-BKK-AMM-IST seems like the easist routing to take... The other option is to get most of the way there on OW then book the last hop into IST on TK (or another carrier). If you can get somewhere like Athens or Cairo then you should be within 1-2 hours flight of IST. Of course, you might as well just use the RJ flight through AMM...
Enjoy your 'quick holiday'!!! Turkey is an amazing place :)
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