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Questions about Atatürk International Airport (IST), the largest airport serving Istanbul, Turkey.

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London Gatwick to Tibilisi via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines

We are travelling in May 2019 from London Gatwick to Tibilisi via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines. Is travelling through the airport any easier now? We have 1 hour and 50 minute layover, is that enough ...
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Istanbul: how long and complicated is it to go from IST to SAW

How long and complicated is it to go from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport? I might need to transfer and am interested in how complicated/risky it is to go ...
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Guidance to navigate IST Ataturk Airport [duplicate]

Next week, I'm having a connecting flight in Istanbul and my layover is going to be 1h 40min if my first flight is not late/delayed. I've read around this site about the procedures and all, but most ...
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Very tight connection on IST airport

I read a similar Q&A but I'm hoping to get an updated answer, in case something changed. I'm traveling with my wife from OTP to JFK with 65 minutes layover in IST, one ticket with Turkish Airlines,...
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How will transit work for people connecting in Istanbul, if they arrive on the last day of operations at Ataturk Airport?

According to Do I need a Turkey transit visa for a layover?, one doesn't need a transit visa for Turkey if one isn't leaving the airside area of the airport. Say that a citizen of a country that ...
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Boarding groups for Turkish Airlines - What if I miss mine?

I will be flying Turkish Airlines for the first time in January and it will also be my first time at such a huge airport. I have about 1h 40m layover time which I hope will be enough for me to get off ...
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How do I get around Istanbul-Atatürk airport when flying to Izmir?

I'm making my first ever international trip in December. I'm flying from LAX (Los Angeles California) to Izmir Turkey..I have a layover in Istanbul it looks like my layover is an hour and a half long. ...
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Is 2 hours 20 minutes enough at Atatürk Airport (Istanbul) if I have separate tickets?

I´m kind of worried about the transfer in Istanbul's Atatürk Airport. I have only 2 hours 20 minutes to until my flight onward to Manila. I'm flying from Germany to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines and ...
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Under what conditions does Turkish Airlines provide a free hotel room to passengers on a long layover?

I have more than 12 hours transit time at Ataturk airport by Turkish airlines .. does company provide me a room or just stay at airport hall ,, and provide nothing?
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Do I need to go through security again when transiting through Istanbul?

I am travelling from New Delhi to Gothenberg via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines on both sectors. Layover time is 4 hours. If boarding passes for both sectors were issued in New Delhi, do I need to ...
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Transfer procedure for non-connecting flights in Ataturk Istanbul (IST) [duplicate]

I have an international flight to Istanbul Ataturk airport and then another international flight from there. My flights are not connected but both are with Turkish Airlines. I don't know the procedure ...
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Traveling from JNB to DUB through IST

I will be traveling from JNB to DUB with a layover in Istanbul. All my flights will be on Turkish Airlines. Is 2 hours and 15 minutes enough time in Istanbul to make my connecting flight? Do I have to ...
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Transit at Atatürk airport [duplicate]

I am traveling from Dusseldorf to Istanbul and then from Istanbul to Beirut on December 22nd. I have 2 hours between my 2 flights. Both flights are with Turkish Airlines. Do you think this is enough ...
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How bad is the transit security queue at IST airport

I am quite worried about my transit timing at IST airport. I will be flying Doha-IST-Dubai on a single ticket but the connecting time at IST is only 1 hr 20 mins. I heard that the transit security has ...
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Is it possible to take checked-in luggage before passport control in Ataturk airport

I have 2 separate tickets Singapore — Istanbul Atatürk (IST) and IST — Lviv. Is it possible to claim checked-in luggage and check it in on the next flight, without going through passport control forth ...
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Connection flight to domestic flight at Ataturk airport [duplicate]

I am traveling from Oslo, Norway next week to Gazipasa in Turkey, but there is no direct flight so I will land in Ataturk airport with 1hour and 15min time before my next flight to gazaipasa. Is ...
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Can Polish citizens enter Turkey for transit with National ID?

Can Polish citizens fly via Turkey just with a national ID (without a visa or passport)? Entry in the destination country is possible I'm sure, but the flight has a transfer in Istanbul Airport.
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Is 1h 5m enough time to make a connection Istanbul Atatürk airport?

I'm traveling on Turkish Airlines from Tbilisi, Georgia to Frankfurt, Germany, with a connection at Istanbul Atatürk International Airport. I arrive in Istanbul at 6:50 am and my next flight to ...
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Transit time in Ataturk Instanbul airport rescheduled by Turkish airlines [duplicate]

I have a similar question to 1hr 30min layover in Ataturk Airport (Istanbul) , but somewhat different. My family is flying Lisbon->Istambul->Manila with a transit stop in Ataturk Airport at the end ...
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Is 1 hour and 30 minutes enough time to catch connecting flight in Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Turkey? [duplicate]

I am traveling from New York City to Skopje and I found cheaper tickets with Turkish Airlines from NYC to Istanbul then I'll have 1 hour and 30 minutes to catch my connecting flight to Skopje. Is ...
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I have a 2 and a half hour layover in Istanbul, Can I do this?

I only have 2 and a half hours in Istanbul, I was wondering if I can go see the Blue mosque and the Hagia Sophia just to take a couple of pictures and head back. Is this possible? Will I be able to ...
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Is 2 hours enough time to make a connection at Ataturk airport?

I have my single flight ticket for Jakarta- Amsterdam. I will arrive in Ataturk, Turkey at 4:55 a.m. and my flight to Amsterdam is at 7:05 a.m. Is that enough time for the connection? I leave on June ...
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Traveling from LAX to Cape Town with Turkish Airlines

I am traveling business class with Turkish Airlines from LAX to Cape Town with a 5-hour layover at Ataturk. Can I proceed to the lounge without going through customs?
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How I can get a Turkish visa to visit Istanbul on a layover?

I am flying to Tbilisi, Georgia with Turkish Airline. My stay in Istanbul is 12 hours. Can I get transit visa to visit Istanbul city ? I am from Pakistan with Oman employment visa.
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Flying to, but not entering, Turkey without passport

I am a Swedish citizen and will fly to Saudi Arabia (with approproate visa) shortly. My route is as follows; Gothenburg-Istanbul and Istanbul-Riyadh (GOT-IST-RUH). On the flight IST-RUH, I will be ...
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Are international flights from/to Istanbul Atatürk Airport empty? [closed]

After the attack on Istanbul Atatürk Airport, are international flights leaving from or going to there currently relatively empty?
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Need guidance on how to navigate Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST)

This is more of a panic question after reading reviews on Istanbul Atatürk Airport. They said it's messy and hard to navigate, therefore I'm asking questions here in name of my girlfriend who will ...
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How can you complain about being wrongly denied boarding and demand compensation?

An African friend of mine was traveling from Dar es Salaam to the UK (Manchester) and had an "Indefinite leave to remain" visa. His wife and children live in the UK. He was flying on Turkish ...
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Safe to have flight stops at Istanbul?

I've noticed that there's been far lower costs for flights that include stops in Istanbul. I assume its because of the bombing recently. I want to fly from Australia to Albania. Many of the flights ...
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Is the transit area of Ataturk/Istanbul airport open early in the morning?

I will have about 7 hours transit at Istanbul Ataturk and my first flight will arrive there at 04:45 am. Will the transit be open at this time ? In other words, can I directly go to transit or should ...
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Transfer / security in Istanbul Ataturk airport after 29/06/2016

I'm sure we all have heard about the terrorist attack in Istanbul Ataturk airport yesterday, 28 June 2016. Has anybody by any chance flown to/from/via IST since the attack and can give a first-hand ...
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Do I need a passport to fly from UK to Bulgaria through Istanbul?

Tuesday I'm travelling from Birmingham, UK to Sofia, Bulgaria. The flight is with Turkish Airlines and it is a connecting flight which means it will go from Birmingham to Istanbul, and then to Sofia. ...
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Is a transit visa required in Istanbul? [duplicate]

My family and I are traveling to Dubai via Istanbul from Abuja, Nigeria. The layover is 12 hours. We have 2 little children, 1 infant and a senior in our party, all on Nigerian passports. I want to ...
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Time for international-international transfer in Ataturk airport [closed]

How long does a transfer from airplane to gate take in Ataturk airport in Turkey? International to international? Do we go through customs or what?
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Access to lounge facilities at Istanbul airports?

I have a nine hour layover and an Amex Gold Card. Does the card give me access to lounge facilities at Istanbul airports, even if I have to pay for the facilities?
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Available options to transfer from Ataturk airport to Sultanahmet after midnight!

I will soon arrive to Istanbul Ataturk after midnight. The plane will land 00:45, passport control and bag collection will take at least 40 minutes, which means that I have to catch a bus or metro ...
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7 Hours to Kill in Atatürk [duplicate]

I am booked to go from Dublin to Hong Kong with Turkish airlines with a stopover in Istanbul. There is a long layover, and I was wondering if anyone knows if I can leave the airport and head into ...
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Does Istanbul airport have x-ray scanners before the exit?

I always travel with (photographic) film and I'd like to know how many X-Ray stops I'm likely to encounter on a given trip. Most of the time, I have my carry-on scanned once at security here in ...
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I have a 12-hour layover in Istanbul. Will I be able to leave the airport to do some sightseeing in the city?

I'm flying to Barcelona from Israel via Istanbul. The layover in Istanbul is 12 hours, and I'm thinking about leaving the airport and entering the country for a couple of hours. Would that be possible?...
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1hr 30min layover in Ataturk Airport (Istanbul)

I found an excellent price for a flight to Chicago by Turkish airlines. My only concern is that the layover time is only 1hr 30min. Is this time sufficient to catch the next flight?
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How to get from Istanbul Airport (Atatürk) to Bursa, mid March, by bus and ferry?

I need to get from Atatürk Airport landing at around 6 to the port for the BUDO catamaran. Would a bus or taxi be a better choice? Also, which buses would be best and would I have to book in advance ...
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12 hour stopover in Istanbul (Atatürk)

We booked with Turkish Airlines a flight from Valencia (Spain) to JFK airport (New York) knowing that we would have to stay in Istanbul (Atatürk) for over 12 hours. What are we entitled to for this ...
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Does an Egyptian citizen require a Transit visa for Istanbul airport?

I hold an Egyptian passport and am travelling from Cairo to Istanbul then to London (round trip). I'm using Turkish Airlines for all my flights. I will layover less than two hours each time. Do I ...
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Do I need a transit visa at Istanbul Airport to visit the city? [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa at Istanbul Airport to visit the city of Istanbul. I am a Bangladeshi citizen and booked Turkish Airline flight to Russia. Transit period 12 hours in Istanbul. If need ...
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International transit through Istanbul, and passport validity [duplicate]

I am a British citizen travelling from Dubai to Stansted with a stop in Istanbul. I will have 5 months validity on passport. Will this be acceptable. I am not leaving the airport.
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About Istanbul Transit Visa [duplicate]

I am Indian Citizen. I having Valid Malta Visa. Now My flight is from India to Istanbul and from Istanbul to Malta. I having Halt in Istanbul for around 3-4 Hours. So please let me know can I have to ...
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Transit visa at Istanbul Airport, Turkey, during a Turkish Airlines arranged stopover?

Do I need a transit visa at Istanbul Airport to enter Istanbul for city sightseeing or hotel accommodation?. All services provided free by the Turkish Airline. I am Nigerian citizen and booked Turkish ...
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Do I need a transit visa to collect and re-check my luggage at Istanbul Ataturk airport?

I'm Egyptian and flying to Cairo from Tbilisi, via Istanbul. The first flight Tbilisi-Istanbul is on Atlasjet, then from Istanbul to Cairo I am flying on Egyptair. For that, I have to recheck in at ...
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Ataturk Airport to Yenikapi ferry by rental car?

What is the best route to drive from Ataturk Aiport to Yenikapi? How long is the journey? We want to rent a car at the airport and drive to Bodrum.
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What is the best way to travel from IST to Istanbul?

Is there an airport link or subway which takes you from the IST airport to somewhere close to the Hagia Sophia neighbourhood? I am looking at either taking a cab or the public transit to get to the ...