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The Main Domestic flight carrier in Domestic Lines is the Turkish Airlines (THY)
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Most of the Dometis Flights to Ankara - Istanbul - Izmir - Adana - Antalya are made with B737 400 or B737 500 planes. For other flights RJ 100 and RJ 70 planes might also be used.
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Arrival Terminal: After the plane arrives the ground you will be picked up by a bus in front of the plane. When you enter the building you should follow the exit sign boards incase you do not have any lagguage. Transit passengers should follow the instructions of airline staff where to go. Walk to the lagguage pick up point. You can pick trolleys or rent uniformed carriers for your lagguages. Your plane details will be mentioned on top of the lagguage bant. After taking your lagguage walk to the exit. Incase your lagguages are not accured on the lagguage bants you should find the lost and found desk and fill in a report with the help of the lost and found staff. You would need the lagguage numbers sticked to your used flight ticket on your check-in. You should ask your paper copy with the claim, lagguage numbers and telephone numbers of the lost and found and the airline company to follow up in case it is needed. Incase you are picked up by someone check for a sign. When you walk out you would notice the HAVAS airport bus (Green yellow colored)to the city center and the yellow taxis. UP
Departure Terminal : Generally speaking it is adviced to be ready at the airport one hour before the flight for domestic ones. The check-in desks are closed 20 minutes before the flight time. In case you are later than that, you could not fly. After you enter the domestic departure terminal, on the entrence you and your lagguages will be checked through x-trays. After this point you should find your airline company's check-in desks by following the signs or the big board in the center with the needed details.
When you find your airlines' check in desks just check the correct one seperated as Economy, Group check-in or Bussiness-First Class. Your ticket and identity would be checked. As a foreigner you do not need a passport to fly domestic in Turkey any identity would be enough. As on this point a seat assignment will be done you should react in case you have a special request. After your lagguages are weighted and taken (You are allowed for one lagguage (20 KG) and one hand bag per person); your used ticket cover sticked with the lagguages check-in numbers, your boarding passes (Gate number and seat number mentioned on it) and your ticket will be given back. According your flight time you should follow the announcements that would call you to the gate number. You would walk through another x-tray and ticket-identity control point. You could do some shopping or eat something while waiting your call to the gate. To find your gate you can follow the sign boards. Generally there are three calls for each flight and a personal last call, for checked-in persons that does not show up, is made. Every gate has a seperate waiting hall and announcement system. After the gate is ready to board, in some airports, people are called according their seat numbers (for example row 1 to 15 and then row 16 to 25 etc). The boarding passes with your tickets will be collected before entering the gate. You will be picked up by a bus and driven to the plane. Sometimes you are asked to show your lagguages before getting in the plane. So you have placed your hand lagguage in the area top of your seat and seated in the plane . Wish you a good flight! UP
Overall speaking Turkish airports are very save and the security is always on top level behind the scenes. The level of security is almost the same with the international flights. After the World Trade Center's Terror attact , the flight to Newyork of Turkish airlines from Istanbul was one of the first that United States accepted to take on from Istanbul airport as scheduled. The permission was given after serious security procedures checks and Turkish airport security system was accepted to be on high standards.
The first security control is on the road to the airport complex before entering the buildings. All vehicles are checked and suspected are controlled strictly. Second security fact is the camera system that starts from the front of the terminals and continue allover the complex. When entering the terminal buildings both International and domestic you and your belongings will be checked through x-trays. On departures one more x-tray check point is stated after the ticket-identity control point before the gate.
In all terminals there are special quards and policemen 24 hours on duty. Additionally there are custom polices and civilian guards that check security on regular basis. UP