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Gates 201-204

by web-administrator (August, 2013)

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(Guest Review by PurgerZagreb) I'm not experienced airport sleeper, this was actually my one and only overnight on any airport so far, so I did not write a review earlier. However, I see several reviews with experiences matching mine, so I guess that my finding about the 201-204 corridor was not pure luck or coincidence. And I think that it should be stressed here even more. I had some 7-8 hours between flights, so, even though they were both with Turkish Airlines, I did not qualify for free hotel in economy class. Instead, I took earplugs and a sleeping bag in my handluggage. They both proved handy: earplugs for blocking announcements and the sleeping bag was long enough to cover my head, therefore I wasn't bothered by the light. (It wasn't cold, so that was actually the main purpose of it.) Before finding a nice, quiet and safe ga continued >>

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Istanbul Ataturk Airport Review

by web-administrator (February, 2015)

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(Guest Review) AS mentioned in a review before I can only verify that the gates 201-204 are made for sleeping. Nobody there - even if the rest of the airport is totally crowded as it was in my case - no cleaning personell or security guard ever woke me up. It is a bit bright and constant announcements are there, but if you have an eye-mask and some earplugs - that takes care of this problem. Wifi- Starbucks (on landside, arrival floor) very comfy chairs and you dont even have to buy something to get their wifi code (but you need to have a valid boarding card, or similar handy)

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Turkey Ataturk Airport Review

by web-administrator (January, 2015)

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(Guest Review) Terminal 1 - Food Court - LLAO YOGURT PLACE. Password for wifi is llaothy13 Goto food court with name of yogurt place called llaollao by sbarro for free wifi :))

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where to sleep in ataturk

by MOKED (January, 2015)

Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Airside
Pros: No one will try to wake you
Cons: The Turks are using motorized things and it makes noise

When in Ataturk Airport go to the corridor of gates 201-204 this is the less used area especially during the night and I sleep there each time I have a few hours in this airport. If you sleep in one of the gates area, it is darker and quieter but sometimes they wake you up to clear the gate area. If you are not susceptible to noise (like me) sleep on the corridor, altough there is a bit more light, no one will wake you up. Set a clock to 40 minutes before your next flight, this is always enough for me to get up, wash my face, find the next gate and get to my flight in time. By the way, the toilets in this airport are dirty, in that area these are the cleanest. The WIFI in the airport is for a fee. If you need an outlet for a charger, there s and area out side a bar in front of the duty free shops with long brown tables, there are outl continued >>

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Best business lounge

by southpro (May, 2014)

Reason for Stay: Checking in and had to wait
Where: Landside
Pros: Has everything including large billiard table and a home theater room
Cons: WIFI can be faster

The Star Alliance business class lounge at Istanbul airport is one of these lounges where if they announce your plane delay , you get up and shout 'Yeah!' as you will be getting to stay a little longer. The lounge is large (two floors) and well lit . At the entrance is a large pool table as well as a home theater room with ezzy boys. There is freshly cooked food, a desert buffet and a waiter passing with a cheese cart. A large selection of wines and drinks are served in the many bars. Wifi is okay. All and all , it is a great experience with getting to the airport early.

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