I'm looking into flights to FCO from either NYC or BOS(I live in between the two). The cheapest options are either
1. via JFK on Turkish Air,with a 10 hr daytime LO in Istanbul on the way there,and 9 hr overnight LO in Istanbul on the way back.
--If I do this option,any recommendations for quick trips into the city on the day layover,or places to stay for the overnight one?
3.via Boston on Aer Lingus through Dublin with an 8 hr LO on way there,2 hr on way back
---is this enough time to pop into Dublin for a quick sightseeing excursion?
I know Turkish Air is Star Alliance,which is my primary FF program but according to United's page,they have a partnership with AL even though they are not memebers of SA...can I still get miles from them?
I dont mind the longer layovers if I can fit in a quick visit to somewhere else,and I have more interest in Dublin than Istanbul,but truthfully,I would probably go to Ireland itself one day,so maybe Istanbul is the better stopover place. I do like the quicker layovers,on the other hand,too..but is 2 hrs enough time to transfer (checked bags and all) on an intl flight through Dublin?
Thanks for any info!