Best Turkish airlines new lounges at new istanbul airport

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  • rrakpo
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    I am back flying with Turkish airlines again after change due to work, So it is my first time at the new Istanbul airport, I noticed that there is 2 different lounges (business Lounge and Miles&Smiles lounge). I am traveling business class and have gold status with Turkish, so I can access both.

    So has anyone been to them? and what is the difference? and what is the best?


    superchris
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    I was in economy with a Goldcard so only had access to the Star Alliance gold lounge. Welcome was poor (much tutting that I should dare bring a guest). It was very good but the size of the airport made it a 25 minute walk from the gate. The airport is lovely but the size of it is insane. I suspect many people wont have time to visit any lounges regardless of status or class.

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    rhillson1
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    I’m the same as you, Business Class traveller with TK Elite Plus standing. I’ve tried both of the TK lounges at the new airport and they seem to be pretty much the same. However I suspect that the Business Class lounge will be the one to go for as in theory it should be less crowded than the Star Alliance Gold lounge according to the TK people that I spoke to about this subject.


    nathandev
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    No PP lounge at IST only saw online. There are pay-for-use lounges at the new airport, though the IGA one seems to be the only one open as of now.

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