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CarlyRose



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15/03/2011 19:54

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Hey everyone, just arrived back from Cyprus?



We travelled by Pegasus airlines. Just one question since when do you have to pay extra for food/drink?3 or 4 for a bottle of water?Really?Bring back Cyprus turkish Airlines I say!



Rant over-hope you're all having a great day



susief


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15/03/2011 20:06

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It's been like that for quite a while which is why I prefered CTA when they were still operating - not that the food was any good mind you! Next time take a packed lunch



No1Doyen


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15/03/2011 20:11

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Best to take a sandwich and drink with you when flying with Pegasus



jock1



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15/03/2011 20:19

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CarlyRose, i just would not encourage them, its not being mean, agree with you Bill.



Marion


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15/03/2011 20:27

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I found that Pegasus offer the best prices and the highest free luggage allowance. You can then choose whether to eat or not. Personally I find a bag of nuts and some coffee more than enough to keep me going. So, I won't dare grumble in case they increase their prices.



philbailey


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15/03/2011 20:31

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This is the case with most budget airlines



Sleezy jet is the same



BUT the flights are generally cheaper than scheduled airline flights



JohhnyLee


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15/03/2011 21:03

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Hopefully soon Pegasus will have some competition, From Andolou, big signs all around Stanstead,



23 KG plus 8 Kg cabin. Bring it on, Pegasus baggage allowance sucks. I am in the process at the moment of trying to make a complaint about the scales at Stanstead,



Once again approx way out (in their favour) Our luggage had been through 3 airports and we knew we had overweight 7 kg approx but there scales made it 12 KG. So 12 x 8.00



The gentleman behind us had weighed is and he said it was 20 .5 kg , Pegasus made it 25kg, and they always round up not down so 5 Kg extra for him .



So I complained, but nothing they can do , I have to complain to the actual air port, who reckon the scales are calibrated every night.



I feel they have had it to easy since the demise of CTA, Heres to some healthy competition.



arrry



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Message Posted:
15/03/2011 21:03

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Not too sure about " 3 or 4 for a bottle of water !! I bought one in January for 2.50 lira . Maybe it's gone up in price ! You have to remember they are a budget airline ! They do not charge for luggage ( like easy Jet and Ryanair do ).Also Easy jet and Ryanair do not give you free food .Work the price out and i bet there is not much to choose between any of them . The one BIG difference is that only Pegasus fly to North Cyprus ...........easy Jet and Ryanair do not !!I fly Pegasus six times per year and i think they are a good airline .



sienna


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Message Posted:
15/03/2011 22:07

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errm message one have you been in a time warp :0



Fawsley


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15/03/2011 22:35

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anyone else found that you can't book andolou jet direct?



Was always CTA in the past, andolou through agent last year after CTA demise, pegasus this year - can't comment on them as not used before but did see when booking that food was extra. Buy a sub at stansted should keep me going during flight.



Keep looking to see if new airline is up and running but all quiet.



Brinsley


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Message Posted:
15/03/2011 22:42

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Flypigs!



Richard



quackers


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Message Posted:
15/03/2011 22:47

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if you want water take an empty bottle through check in x-rays and fill up in departure lounge - all water there is free - I do and it costs nothing



philbailey


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15/03/2011 22:58

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Msg 12 how much is a bottle of water in your airport ?



2nd do you fill your bottle in the toilets?



me-style


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15/03/2011 23:09

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What about getting back to reality, you get cheap airfares with a good luggage allowance, and the you complain about you don't get any food and you wish someone to compete against pegasus. There is already hard competition. continue to turn the stones and look for competitors for pegasus, like all airiines are jumping to fly between turkey and the UK.



I wonder why you buy the cheap tickets, instead of just book a ticket with BA or THY, they will serve food as well.



Maybe this is just another link to find something to complain about, as you can find airlines that serve food and its included in the price if you want.



Maz


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Message Posted:
15/03/2011 23:14

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Sure thing message 14. i AM A happy flying pigs (Pegasus) like booiking on line'; picking my seat (if I feel in themood to pay the extra), knowing what luggage i CAN TAKE. On the way back recently nice girl at Stanstead told me I was a kilo over and waited while I took stuff out to put in hand luggage so I did not have to pay. Now THAT is service. I would recommend them not complain about them.



deputydawg


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15/03/2011 23:17

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In 7 years I have been dashing backwards and forwards to UK no less than 3 times always using Pegasus ! I have no idea of meal costs now but I recall that I paid approx 9 and the food was excellent and value for money (I can normally peel an orange in my pocket without getting my fingers wet). Thrice the return journies were punctual and they kept me alive. A lot better than some of the White Knuckle Airlines I have had to use over the years.



Blackbird



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Message Posted:
15/03/2011 23:32

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The first time we flew with CTA some 15 years ago the food was crap - just like most airlines. So for short haul we either do without, or take a sandwich. Long haul flights we have found the food to be edible............but only just....



nicka


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Message Posted:
16/03/2011 08:21

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Travelled with them last week



3 tl half litre of water

10 tl Choice of sandwich

20 tl Choice of hot meal.



Cheaper tham Monarch i believe.



Would you risk your millions on leasing an aircraft, then not try to make a living from it ?



Nicka



sienna


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Message Posted:
16/03/2011 08:36

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go to Boots before boarding and buy yourself a meal deal cheap as chips and then you have no need to moan I have heard it all now taking empty water bottle through to fill up I thought my old man was tight but even he wouldn't do that one



tattlad


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Message Posted:
16/03/2011 11:36

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I have to say I had the best meal I've had for years on a Pegasus flight, that beef meal was absolutely gorgeous, I wish Thompsons would do the same.



kaiserphil


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Message Posted:
16/03/2011 11:44

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Agree, we had the beef meal both ways between Munich and Istanbul - it was first-class.



tattlad


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16/03/2011 11:49

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Msg 21. certainly was, I wouldn't hesitate to have that again, I think it was only 8 as well including a drink.



essexdan


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16/03/2011 12:25

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Never touch in flight food, I find the smell awful and the appearance equally grim. I prefer to travel on an empty stomach and bladder thus avoiding the not so nice on board toilets. Makes that first pint of cold lager all the more enjoyable over some sheftali kebab and salad.



denizen



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Message Posted:
16/03/2011 16:27

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Thos Cook, Ryanair, easyjet, Monarch flown with them all last coupla years and food was extra on all. Hold baggage too on some



AnthonySmith


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Message Posted:
16/03/2011 17:56

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Yes, the cost of food is "high" by high street standards, but what Pegasus are doing is nothing out of the ordinary. Go to most train stations in the UK and buy a cup of coffee and then moan about Pegasus's prices. You get a cheaper deal on the tickets and a good service.

I enjoy their beef meal, for 20TL. I am prepared to spend the extra knowing that it was cheaper than Turkish Airlines and, in its time, CTA, and the food and service is much better than CTA in my experience.

And Johnny Lee, I may be wrong, but it isn't Pegasus at Stansted but Servisair who do the booking in on behalf of Pegasus. or at least it has been the times I've flown.

Pegasus all the way for me.



Tango1


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Message Posted:
16/03/2011 18:02

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Doesn't bother us one bit. I make a picnic to eat on the way out and then have a lovely time choosing prawns sandwiches or smoked salmon and avocado to have on the way back. We're travelling Anadolou in a couple of months time, so it will be interesting to make a comparison.



Tango



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