A Peek Inside the Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge

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This is it. THE Business class lounge I was most excited about on my 9 Business class flights tour – getting inside the Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge. This excitement was reduced to a mad dash thanks to a delayed flight out of Cairo on EgyptAir. Although it was a quick tour, it was awesome. Here’s why:

Location

The ginormous Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge is located at the IST Ataturk International Airport on the departure level. It’s hard to miss as it is literally bigger than most airports.

Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge

Amenities

Inside the Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge you will find more than enough to kill a layover of any duration. There is seriously too many to list. Highlights include:

  • Miniature golf
  • A movie theatre
  • Pool tables
  • Virtual gold
  • beds!

Seriously, this places awesome.

Food & Drink

It should come as no surprise that the food and drink inside the Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge is tops. Food in Turkey, as I’ve found, is amazing. I was too rushed (and full) to line up at the chefs table for freshly baked Turkish pizza, but I did sample some olives from the salad bar. This was paired with a cold Effs beer and a quick gin and tonic from one of the countless self-serve bars. I also didn’t have time to try out one of the coffee stands manned by baristas inside the Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge.

Next time! *shakes fist in rage

How to Get in

If you’re not flying business class, don’t sweat it. You can still get inside the Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge. For a small few (and a check list of criteria – see bellow) you can purchase access to the lounge. It may seem like a lot of hoops but with the excellent amenities and top quality food and drink it’s worth a visit on a long layover.

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I mean come on, mini-golf!…in an airport.

Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge

 Inside the Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge Good to Know

Includes: Food, drink, and too much entertainment to list.
Don’t Miss: Movie theatre, napping, and golfing!


What say you?
Thoughts on this peek Inside the Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge?
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So how does the Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge rank?

10 Amenities
10 Food & Drink
10 Comfort
10 Value
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