I'm having a lot of pain getting to a meeting in Tenerife (TFS/TFN) from Jakarta (CGK). I have Star Alliance membership, but there is no Star Alliance route there. The options are:
Turkish Airline TK57, TK1857 from CGK to MAD, connecting with NON-partner Iberia Express I23944 to TFN. This is a 5 hour layover and if Google is not mistaken a change from Terminal 1 to Terminal 4 at Madrid Airport. I have never been to Madrid so please give me some advise. Is it difficult to switch Terminals? Do I have to go through immigration? How long would the whole process take assuming I have luggage.
I could take Qatar Airways QR0957, QR0147, and they connect with partner airline Iberia Express IB3910 to TFS. I can't seem to find info on terminals for QR0147 so could someone tell me if I have to change terminals for this route as well? If yes, then also how long would the whole process take.
Between these two options which one would you suggest? For convenience I think it's obvious #2 is more convenient since one ticket connects all the way CGK to TFS so no hassle about luggage. But the distance is quite good that it would be nice to earn mileage on my Star Alliance. What do you think?