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manchester
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flights

hello could anyone please help we are getting a flight from dalaman to istanbul then a connecting flight from istanbul to manchester.how easy is this. do we have to collect our bags at istanbul and recheck them in do we have to go thro security again ect ect any feed back would be good... thankyou all

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1. Re: flights

Hi, you will possibly have to collect you bags at Istanbul as the flight is internal, it will land at the domestic terminal. You will then need to proceed to the international departure terminal and re-check your luggage. This depends on who you are flying with (i.e. are both flights with the same company?). If they are with the same airline, you may be able to check the luggage straight through from Dalaman to Manchester as it is an international airport and therefore has a customs clearance. You may also be able to get both boarding passes too, giving you more time to make the connecting flight.

This will also depend which airport in Istanbul you are flying to/from, as there are two. I have travelled regularly to Ataturk airport and although this is a large airport, moving between the two (domestic/international) terminals is relatively easy and signposted. Never travelled to or through Sabia Gokcen so cannot comment, but believe (from friends who have travelled) that it is not too big and easy to get from one point to another.

Hope this helps a bit.

Good luck and hope you have a good flight(s).

Heather :)

Edited: 9:12 am, September 13, 2012
manchester
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2. Re: flights

yes its ataturk airport.

thankyou for your help heather

regards loz.

Derby, United...
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3. Re: flights

No problem Loz.

Attaturk airport is quite nice (as far as airports go).If you happen to be a smoker, when you get through passport/security control into departure lounge turn right towards the food court then go up the stairs and there is a smoking area (well there was last year), out on a balcony.

I also find the food/drinks are cheaper than at Dalaman - think we paid around 20TL for a large BK meal, the drink was about 1Litre itself. Obviously should you be flying Turkish airlines, you will get your meals and drinks for free onboard.

Heather :)

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