Anyone else going to be in Istanbul in mid-February?

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  1. arkleseizure
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    So I'm looking to take advantage of the $399 IAD-IST fare to head to Istanbul in the middle of February, probably 2/14 to 2/18. Anyone else planning on being in Istanbul around that time? If you'll be there then and have any interest in potentially meeting up, let me know (reply or start a conversation).

    PS - I apologize if this is not the right forum for this post...please move as appropriate.
     
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    I'm not going, but enjoy. Istanbul is a fantastic destination. :)
     
  3. arkleseizure
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    Thanks! Turkey has always seemed to me to be one of those places that everyone really loves when they visit, but I couldn't think of a good reason to go all the way there until it became cheap enough that I couldn't ignore it. Lining up with a holiday weekend sealed the deal.
     
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    This a United fare?

    We're not going until May. Love Istanbul.
     
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    I booked it on Turkish Airlines, but I seem to recall seeing some similar fares on UA metal too.
     
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    I'm going to be in Istanbul shortly after you, apparently. Flying out of IAD on Feb. 20th. (Great TK deal, right? :) ) For less than $500 (each) we're flying to IST for a day and then to Casablanca for a few days and back to IST for another day. Do you know what part of town you're staying in? I don't know anything about Istanbul, but want to make the most of our time there.
     
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    Dang! I was looking for flights to Constantinople. :D
     
  8. akcae
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    I'll be there Feb 8-11, thanks to the lovely fare war TK started and other airlines followed.

    Also: Istanbul, not Constantinople. :p
     
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    No idea yet; my preference is generally as close as possible to public transportation stops, so I need to research their system a bit.

    It seems that my level of knowledge of Istanbul matches yours! I've been looking at hotels; seems like some pretty good ones can be had at decent deals. Great TK deal indeed!
     
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