I'm now at IST
waiting for EK122 to DXB
. Some observations at IST
- I decided to apply for new Biometric Passport Control. Surprise : You need TAV Gold Card to use this new facility. I think TK
should at least provide/sponsor this service for M&S E+ and/or E card holders. They say that after 6 month trial period this will be open to public.
- Another surprise: The longest queue is not at passport control or security checks, but it is at Visa Violation Office. This is our share from the Arab Spring I afraid.
- And yes, IST
is very crowded and you have to try hard to find an available table at departures level.
- Rent A Car is also another nightmare which I experienced it today. As the international terminal car park is very busy, Airport Administration moved Rent A Car operations to a car park near Cargo Terminal. Getting there and back is very time consuming.
The future is in the skies.