ADB-IST-IAD in "J" - transit advice please!
Hello! This is my first time on THY for a longhaul in "J," and as I find IST airport to be a maze I'd like to ask some advice from the savvy FTers here. I come into the domestic terminal from Izmir and have to exit that terminal, walk through baggage claim and take the escalator up to the international terminal, correct?
After that, is it as if I was originating in IST? In my limited experience, I've had to go through security again, then the normal passport control, etc. Is this still correct? There's no way to get from the domestic terminal to the international without going through the whole security process again?
If so, is there a Fast Track security line for J pax? What about the lounge?How can I get to the lounge from security? The few times I've blown threw the international terminal, I was always rushing and though I kept a lookout for the lounge signs I never saw them.
Any advice would be most welcome...thanks!