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Istanbul-or Athens- to Addis Abebba
Posted December 28th, 2012 - 8:35 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted December 28th, 2012 - 9:15 pm from Victoria, Canada
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Posted December 28th, 2012 - 9:59 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted December 28th, 2012 - 11:16 pm from Tanum, Sweden
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Posted December 28th, 2012 - 11:29 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted December 28th, 2012 - 11:45 pm from Tanum, Sweden
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Posted December 29th, 2012 - 2:11 am by from New York, United States (Permalink)
I will gently suggest you use a good travel agency to book your trip. It will save you time and money. I worked for a major US carrier and their are fares that allow you to use one or more carrier and multiple stops on your ticket.

Judy


Posted December 29th, 2012 - 2:38 am by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
Judy

Always helpful and kind.

My CS connection has been flakey for the past few weeks:
Are you OK? Got power? Furniture? Sanity?

My heart warmed as you shared the vision of your sons in the kitchen together for Christmas. ;D

Big Hugs
Cherie

Posted December 29th, 2012 - 9:59 pm from Istanbul, Turkey
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Posted December 29th, 2012 - 10:18 pm from Thornbury, England
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Posted December 29th, 2012 - 11:02 pm from Walla Walla, United States
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Posted December 31st, 2012 - 12:50 am by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
More digression...

Kris, how cold is Walla Walla?

We've been enjoying the rain and 40 degrees F. here on Puget Sound: perfect for stressed holiday caregiving schedules when we need to get to even more clients than usual.

Are you snug and warm?

Cherie

Posted December 31st, 2012 - 1:12 am from Walla Walla, United States
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Posted December 31st, 2012 - 11:08 pm by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
Chicken lights are usually safe and much needed.
You want to keep your girls warm.

Everyone around here has their hens tucked away with heat lamps and plenty of straw in their beds.

Make sure their water supply is flowing and plentiful.

Glad you're enjoying your weather!

Hugs
Cherie

Posted December 31st, 2012 - 6:23 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted December 29th, 2012 - 6:18 am by from Soldotna, United States (Permalink)
I routed through Istanbul on Turkish Air en route to (East) Africa, I was even as to stay in Turkey for on the return for no extra money. I found the fare on Kayak.com and booked through Cheaptickets.com

Why the Addis Abbaba area?

Posted December 29th, 2012 - 3:00 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted December 29th, 2012 - 4:33 pm by from New York, United States (Permalink)
B-T, is Best Travel Service an 'online travel agency based in Los Angeles.

My concern in booking this way is that you may not know exactly what you are buying. Do they tell you all the rules and restrictions of the fares? Are these tickets transferable to another airline if there is a mechanical problem or bad weather? Do you know how often the carrier flys the route each day in case you need a back up?

I have seen some passengers arrive at JFK when I worked at the ticket counter, with tkts to Paris that misconnected and were unable to fly because unknown to them they were booked on EasyJet or Ryan Air and the value of the ticket was so low no other IATA carrier would accept them. Some tkt agencys that sell 'cheap' tickets sell tickets that are only good on that one flight.

Also when you book multiple flights with multiple airlines you run the risk of misconnecting and losing luggage. When I fly Air France for instance, from Naples,Italy through Paris to NYC, and there is a delay, I am confidant myself and twenty other people heading to NY will be met by an AF rep and escorted through security and our bags will be transferred. I also been given meal vouches and hotel vouches if there was an airline mechanical problem. I know I pay extra for flying with 'tradional' airlines but I think it is worth it.

For instance, Icelandair has flts NY to Germany for not a lot of money. What people do not know is that they do not have many planes or routes. If there is a weather delay in Iceland. which there often is, your trip could be delayed a day or two. They may only fly, say to Berlin every other day. The better idea and the cheaper way to fly is to fly the 'long haul' to your furthest destination on one carrier that has many options to get you to your destination. Also, a major carrier like AF,can do anything they want with there 'own ticket' as far as rerouting. Not so,with smaller,regional air carriers.

Judy

Posted December 29th, 2012 - 5:03 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted December 29th, 2012 - 6:44 pm from Bad Fallingbostel, Germany
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Posted December 31st, 2012 - 1:58 pm from Antalya, Turkey
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Posted January 1st, 2013 - 2:31 am from Houston, United States
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Posted January 8th, 2013 - 12:09 am from Camden, United States
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Posted January 8th, 2013 - 2:16 pm from Alicante, Spain
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Posted January 8th, 2013 - 4:51 pm from Istanbul, Turkey
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Posted January 8th, 2013 - 4:53 pm from Istanbul, Turkey
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Posted January 8th, 2013 - 8:46 pm from Camden, United States
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