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|Destination Airport||Sabiha Gokcen Intl.|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||SAW|
|Destination City Name||Istanbul|
Purchasing Flights to Istanbul
If it is your first time or even your fiftieth time purchasing tickets to Istanbul, you may have questions about how to get the best airfare deal. Finding cheap flights to Istanbul is simple. Any time of the year, through Expedia, you can find great prices on Istanbul flights. However, you may find yourself saving hundreds of dollars by observing a few key rules. Autumn is considered the high season in Istanbul, meaning that prices on travel are higher. If you can travel during low season, which begins in late November and lasts through the summer, you will find the best prices.
Istanbul Airfare Choices
There is no need to be overwhelmed by the many options available to you when purchasing tickets to Istanbul. Through Expedia, cheap flights to Istanbul have a number of different routes through a variety of air carriers. When searching for Istanbul flights, think about your personal preferences. Many travelers prefer to fly first class on long, international flights. If you have room in your budget, search for first class flights only. Many flights have stops in such international destinations as Paris, Rome, or Amsterdam. You can pick a flight that has a longer layover so that during your downtime you can explore a new city, or at least its airport. Of course, many international airports offer direct flights to Istanbul as well.
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Before You Leave
International travel can be stressful for the first-timer, but there is no need for nerves. You only need to keep a few details in mind once you choose to purchase Istanbul airfare. US citizens need to have a valid passport as well as a tourist visa in order to enter Turkey. A tourist visa can be purchased stateside, or you can buy a sticker visa at Atatuerk Intl. Airport upon your arrival. Unless you plan on staying in Istanbul for more than 90 days, a tourist visa or sticker visa is sufficient. Should you need to stay longer than three months, you will need to obtain a Turkish residence permit.