We are going to Torba to stay at Club Izer Beach in August and are really looking forward to it. We are flying out direct with Easyjet and returninh with Turkish Airlines (Bodrum to London Gatwick via Istanbul Stature).
I wonder if anyone who has done this journey with Turkish Airlines could walk me through how it works and what to expect, particularly the transfer between flights at Atatutk.
Our flight departs Bodrum at 0825. I think domestic check in is one hour before (from the domestic terminal) and our bags will be checked through to Gatwick, but I'd appreciate advice from someone who has done it.
In Istanbul (where we have a 2.5) hour layover before the flight to Gatwick, is it obvious where to go and what to do? With that sort of gap I guess we will fancy a drink there so should expect the sky-high airport prices I've seen in e.g. Dalaman in recent years, or are prices more reasonable? Would a lounge pass be a good alternative?
Finally - and out of interest more than anything else - would we go through passport control in Bodrum or Istanbul?
Any and all guidance, advice and tips welcome. Thanks in advance.