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Ataturk airport - allow enough time on departure

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Ataturk airport - allow enough time on departure

At 7am last Friday the queue to go through passport control and security was horrendous. Our flight was leaving at 8.50 and we made it after the final boarding call. There were many distressed people in the queue and no doubt some missed their flights. Two frantic travellers simply jumped all the queues mouthing apologies about flights leaving in 10 minutes. It was not a pleasant experience. Be warned - allow plenty of time on departure.

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1. Re: Ataturk airport - allow enough time on departure

Thanks for the warning, Biriani. In view of the increased traffic and an airport working at 100% capacity, I have also decided to revise my recommendation to be at the airport from 2 to 2.5 hours before flight departure.


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