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Zombie mode at this airport

by VanDoorn (June, 2016)


Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Airside
Pros: free food for with booking pass from Turkish airline
Cons: No decent WIFI for foreign tourists and bad benches


Had to stay 22 hours at this airport, from 4 in the morning until 2 in the night... It was definitely a challenge! * A good sleeping point is the corridor to gates 204 - 201. Not many people and plenty of room. The seats are cushioned and good for a quick nap. Gates 501 - 506 is a great spot, a bit chilly because the air conditioning is on but really quiet and good seats. * If you have to do number two in the morning or mid day, go to the toilets near the Turkish airline Lounge under the Food court! It's big, most of the time pretty clean and you don't have to wait. It's downstairs in the right corner. It's not on the boards, that's why no one knows it. * To get your WiFi going is a real challenge, you can go to the Starbucks above the 'cafes & restaurants' road. There you'll find near the entrance a apparatus which provide you a PIN when you scan your boarding pass, do it quick and sneaky if you are not buying anything. Use the pin on the Wispott network. Because I stayed longer I found out that you can use this trick more often. All the other options and 'free' wifi options work with codes send to your phone, which need a Turkish number, conclusion not for you foreign traveller! Another trick to get free wifi is going to the Eat & Go near the Emirates Sky Lounge, direction gates 701 - 712. Buy something to eat and drink and the guy will provide you with the code for the WiFi spot. It works the rest of the time. * A great spot to hang out and relax without sitting on the ground is near caff Nero(main area) When you stand near the boarding/gate info screens with Nero in your back, look left there you find a small white 'box' which is used for the fire extinguisher. continued >>

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This airport is not so good

by web-administrator (August, 2016)


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(Guest Review by Jeffery Pao) They claim that they offer free wifi, but the truth is that if you don't have a Turkish cellphone number, you cannot gat access to the Internet. If you want to use the Internet, you have to use your credit card to pay for it. Starbucks offer free wifi, but you have to register, and it requires international roaming. But the wifi offered by Starbucks is really slow, I can't even open Facebook. Besides, the airport is really boring and I can't find anything to do except for wandering around and using my cellphone.

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Free wifi is only for Turkish phone no

by web-administrator (June, 2016)


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(Guest Review) The free wifi is only when you have a Turkish phone number. As they need to send you a code.

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chaos

by web-administrator (July, 2016)


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(Guest Review by smash) this Airport was a nightmare, i went there in a wrong time perhaps. flights were delayed and cancelled, everyone was stressed out, we slept under chairs because of the Turkish Airline. never will i ever travel via Turkey. what a shame, id never wish anyone to go through what we went through

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Istanbul Ataturk Airport

by web-administrator (June, 2016)


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(Guest Review) Too crowded and nearly zero space to put your feet up and relax on a long layover. Bars and restaurants are packed and very limited seating. Every time I fly through here I regret it.

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