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First visit to new IST: some practical questions

First visit to new IST: some practical questions

Old Sep 10, 19, 5:28 pm
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First visit to new IST: some practical questions

Well my first visit to the new IST is coming up this weekend and I have a few questions which I wonder if those who fly there more regularly than I do, can help me with:

1. Is there a left luggage office at IST? (If so where and how much to leave a suitcase?);

2. Does the Istanbulkart work on the Havaist buses and can you add more lira to the card at the airport?;

3. When arriving at IST by bus or taxi is there a separate Business Class entrance as there was at Atatürk?;

4. Is it possible to check in a bag for a TK flight the day before about 18 hours before departure? (I suspect not, but just asking!);

5. Finally, and most importantly, is there still a manti station inside the Lounge?
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Old Sep 10, 19, 7:24 pm
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1- Yes, at the arrivals level. Have no information about the prices

2- Yes, you could use your Istanbulkart on Havaist buses. You could top-up your existing Istanbulkart at the machines at the public transportation level.

3- Entrance n:5

4- You should be able to check bags 24 hours before departure.

5- Yes, during lunch and dinner hours. Not after they remove food at night or during breakfast.
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Old Sep 11, 19, 1:20 am
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Thanks ISTFlyer, what would we do without your local knowledge that you so freely share with the forum.
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Old Sep 11, 19, 6:16 am
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My first transit in IST will be next week and I already know i will be a bit lost
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Old Sep 11, 19, 5:18 pm
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Originally Posted by CoweyB View Post
Thanks ISTFlyer, what would we do without your local knowledge that you so freely share with the forum.
You're welcome. It's a pleasure helping people.

Originally Posted by Lefly View Post
My first transit in IST will be next week and I already know i will be a bit lost
IST is an easy airport to navigate.
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Old Sep 17, 19, 6:15 pm
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Originally Posted by CoweyB View Post
Well my first visit to the new IST is coming up this weekend and I have a few questions which I wonder if those who fly there more regularly than I do, can help me with:

1. Is there a left luggage office at IST? (If so where and how much to leave a suitcase?);
36 TL/24 hrs per bag

2. Does the Istanbulkart work on the Havaist buses and can you add more lira to the card at the airport?;

3. When arriving at IST by bus or taxi is there a separate Business Class entrance as there was at Atatürk?;

4. Is it possible to check in a bag for a TK flight the day before about 18 hours before departure? (I suspect not, but just asking!);

5. Finally, and most importantly, is there still a manti station inside the Lounge?
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