Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Alor Setar to Istanbul
Most visitors from Alor Setar need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Istanbul. Travelers who have been in India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Nepal, South Africa and Sri Lanka in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the country. Restriction does not apply to Turkish citizens and residents.
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Visitors from Alor Setar are not required to quarantine after entering Istanbul.
Visitors from Alor Setar must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken before departing to Istanbul.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to Istanbul: most visitors from Alor Setar may enter Istanbul but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
Form for Entry to Turkey
Mandatory to fill 72h before arrival.
Passenger Locator Card
Masks: Required on public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 19h 45m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Etihad Airways (RM 2,103) and Malaysia Airlines (RM 4,393)
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "don't know of anything"
Pros: "crews are ok. but they run out chicken entre. awful."
Cons: "entertainment was poor. use remote control, really."
Cons: "As such everything was fine."
Cons: "Earphones never connects at my seat either other seat it’s was little hard to watch movies"
Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "There should be someone to guide for connecting flights"
Pros: "Excellent food choices, multiple meals, very fast boarding process, comfortable seats that recline much more than US domestic flights"
Cons: "My movie was a bit dicey, but thankfully I wanted to sleep anyway"
Pros: "The crew, Venyat looking after my aisle was exemplary. He kept note of when I was asleep when the service passed through. Whenever I go to the galley, he would notice and asked if I needed anything. And this is in Economy!"
Cons: "On the A350, the seat doesn't recline much. It was quite uncomfortable."
Pros: "Seat was comfortable and entertainment selection was good."
Cons: "More snacks on a long flight would be good. Hot chocolate instead of tea and coffee would be appreciated by non-tea/coffee drinkers."
Pros: "They flight"
Cons: "Complementary hotel for long stops"
Cons: "Everything thing is fine"
Cons: "Food and seat comfort could be better"
Cons: "The plane was delayed at the start but that's was ok you need a safe plane but we missed the next flight. You don't flight to Cuba so missed all the next day flight to Cuba but you lost all four bags and not helping to get them back so missed the rebooked flights again, so stall waiting someone to find them."
Pros: "Foods were great."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 7 hrs in Manila. Then in Qatar, there's no flight available going to Philadelphia. It will be the next morning. But they did very good in assisting us in everything. From food to accomodation. We'll still fly with Qatar Airways. I know there's a good reason for the delays."
Pros: "Cabin crew service was very good. Flght with Airbus 350 plane was really comfortable and quite. They put extra care for kids and babies and all of kids get gift bag with toys, chocolate etc. which makes everyone happy Especially kids. I personally like to watch new release movies and enjoyed to pass my flight time."
Cons: "Their south indian food was testless in both inbound and outbound flight from Philadelphia to doha. Snacks was good but meal definitely they should have better to change it."
Pros: "The seats have great leg room and recline nicely"
Cons: "7kg and only one carry one!?? Budget airlines do better!! Try being a professional with a laptop and a few travel essentials and you won’t get far on Qatar. How crazy. Even if you have diamond one world status (the highest) unless u fly business class there is no chance in getting more onboard for your carryon. Works best airline my a**!"
Pros: "Food was good and staff was friendly."
Cons: "Had to wait 3 hrs because of a system malfunction. And had a screaming toddler behind me the entire 13 hr ride. The headrest on the seats are very uncomfortable."
Cons: "Display showed TV news, not boarding Info. Boarding Zones were announced only once, if you missed it stuck in security you have no way of finding out."
Pros: "On time Very convenient price compared to other airlines"
Pros: "The food and the crew were excellent. Highly recommend the chicken massals"
Cons: "The seats in economy class were a little too close for comfort"
Pros: "Great Staff"
Cons: "Asian Vegetarian meals needs some improvement. Lack of Africans as part of the crew."
Pros: "Excellent customer service, from the check in process, to boarding, to flying 21 hours from Boston to Phuket with infant- we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Everyone was so accommodating and helpful as we traveled with our 7 month old a lot g distance."
Pros: "Staff was outstanding"
Pros: "everything went smoothly, no delays, boarding was easy and quick"
Pros: "The Crew The Food"
Cons: "The fact that we (my son and I) had to wait at the airport for over 9hours transiting. right after a 9hr 35miins journey."
Cons: "Ground crew attitude at checkin,boarding. Only drink choices 2 juice boxes with sad snack. Entertainment screen malfunctioned, poor sound quality cf prior leg. Long rescreening process on connection FROM USA flight. Long wait to deplane to stairs/shuttle bus. Long wait for luggage."
Pros: "The cabin crew and Doha airport staff are absolutely great at thinking about customer comfort. Experienced it in the Business Class lounge as well as on the flight!"
Cons: "Could add paper towels to toilets. Tissues are too soft to wash up and dry hands and face!"
Pros: "They printed all 3 of my boarding passes for my connecting flights when I first checked in, made me worry about less"
Cons: "The seats were cramped"
Pros: "the crew as more customer friendly, and it appeared they really take care of customer, not just put some words on paper."
Cons: "i have requested the child meal on the web site and also requested the seat preferences, however when i boarded the flight, i came to know that they have only honored the seat preferences but not the food. on the serving menu, the veg option was available but we informed that the veg is available only if we have requested it on the web site, i had to survive with add-on food but not the real meal. crew were struggling to serve food for us."
Cons: "The online check in system was down so we all had to line up to check in."
Pros: "Service is fantastic. Comfort in business class. Great food. You can't ask for nothing better. The lounge in Doha is breath taking."
Cons: "Food is not fresh, very uncomfortable seats and very little leg room."
Pros: "Good entertainment choices"
Cons: "One of the rudest check-in staff I have ever dealt with"
Pros: "The stewards were very attractive, the entertainment was plenty of movie choices."
Cons: "The food was terrible, the seats were extremely uncomfortiable."
Pros: "Being able to ear what you want and when you want it made my flight so much more enjoyable. You can ask for anything on the menu and the flight attendants are so attentive."
Cons: "Boarding in Qatar was a bit disorganised."
Cons: "Norhing really"
Cons: "The legroom is ok but the space between two seats is very tight and felt very cramped throughout."
Pros: "Transit airport lounge allowed owing to gold status"
Cons: "3 hour delay in take off on Riyadh - Doha sector. No food was served while we waited in the plane to take off. There was no definitive time given for take off during the three hour wait in the plane."
Pros: "It was a long flight from US but was comfortable. Staff was courteous."
Pros: "They make you feel welcome like you are a big deal unlike most US airlines. Ticamporn was a great hostess especially . Food was great as well."
Pros: "Their efficient technique of boarding in Zones made it quick and effortless. The staff is very friendly and helpful! The entertainment was good and the flights where always on time.The food was excellent flying from Venice! Overall a great experience with a world class airway."
Pros: "Great personnels!!"
Cons: "Overall nothing but great Service!!"
Pros: "Website and in-flight service is quite good. Flights take-off and land on time. The crew is international and quite professional."
Cons: "Onboard entertainment system is not quite good. The touch screen is not responsive and the movie selection is not very good. This is where Emirates excels."
Cons: "Food choices could be better."
Cons: "They supposed to provide Wheel chair for my elderly mother in Law who had a foot fracture, was very hard /painful to walk. I confirmed the wheelchair option well advance before her travel date in Qatar Airways Web site. I got the confirmation also in the Qatar Airways Web site. I usually fly with my family as I have a big family with couple of children and elderly. I will never fly Qatar again, this was the 1st and the last fly with Qatar airways."
Pros: "The crew were highly welcoming and nice."
Cons: "The Oryx screens had a lot of glitches and the brightness was very poor. It wouldn't let me change the language and the controller was stuck."
Pros: "Good timing"
Cons: "Evry thing"
Pros: "Crew was amazing. Service is top notch. You get to eat whatever you want whenever you want (no fixed time for menu serving)."
Cons: "The in flight internet should be of better value for business travelers. Emirates offers full flight connection for business and first class."
Pros: "Crew were responsive. 787 has more legroom & better recliner, window shading was amazing"
Cons: "Vegetarian food quality needs improvement"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "sea food"
Pros: "Everything was excellent. The entertainment system was also excellent."
Cons: "The flight had onboard wifi which was awesome to be able to be online during the flight but it did lack the level of service expected. Everything on the flight was fantastic except the wifi which kept dropping out"
Cons: "The food was seriously too small in portion! Had to go hungry on a full service 14hr flight!"
Cons: "I booked 2 tickets but it was not allowing me to check-in as well as seat selection online"
Pros: "Punctuality of Eithad Airways,cooperative staff and smooth process"
Cons: "Checking of irrelevant documents"
Pros: "Seat was good."
Cons: "We lost an iPad on the plane and I called and filled a o several times it absolutely no response. Very disappointing."
Pros: "It was on time and got thru us customs in Abu Dhabi"
Cons: "Service, seats, food"
Cons: "meals could be improved"
Pros: "On-bard meals and service"
Pros: "Had the front seats with legroom on a 380, significantly quieter there than in Business on a 777 Was out of Heathrow within 40 mins of landing, usually a lot longer!"
Cons: "Food was minimalistic, bkfst and then a chicken sandwich on a 7 hour flight..."
Pros: "Everything was almost perfect."
Cons: "Update your movie list."
Pros: "Timings r good"
Cons: "Service bad no comfort In the flight means congestion in seats"
Pros: "Easy to cancel trip"
Cons: "Kayak did not have technology to know about cancellation"
Pros: "Flight was on time, food was average ."
Cons: "Crew was bit rude"
Cons: "Limited food options and quantity."
Cons: "they asked me to check-in my carry on (which i am always able to take with me, and which i was able to take with me on the first leg of even this journey). it came as a surprise and i was in a flux, Thank God I had my passport in my pocket or it would have turned into a nightmare (I keep my stuff e.g. jacket, wallet, etc in my carry on)"
Pros: "The crew were really accommodating."
Cons: "I had chosen an aisle seat and vegetarian food online. Neither were given. The food choices were meager."
Cons: "Food is terrible and they always run short of food."
Cons: "Please, please, please Etihad, implement child-free zones on your flights."
Pros: "Seats were very comfy and food was great. Entertainment screen were nice and big with great resolution. Cabin crew was friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "Movie selection in the entertainment needs more options. No basic amenity kit (like blinds, socks and toothbush) was provided in the flight like Emirates Certain sections of the Abu Dhabi airport are disappointing. Bathrooms in that particular section of the airport were really dirty and broken. Also travelling by bus to the airplane is not desired for such a major airline home airport. I read somewhere that airport is going to go through major renovation in 2019, so I hope it will become as good as Dubai airport"
Pros: "timeliness, in-flight entertainment, food"
Pros: "The flight crew were both considerate and kind."
Cons: "I disliked nothing."
Cons: "The staff at the Abu Dhabi airport."
Pros: "The direct flight availability and price for a short notice."
Pros: "Spacious. Good food. Courteous most of the time."
Cons: "A little chaotic during the boarding process. Would benefit from addressing issues before boarding as the flights are usually full rather than waiting till boarding time."
Cons: "only one meal served on flight Manchester to Dubai, had to ask many times to get drinks."
Cons: "Leg room not good"
Pros: "Seat space"
Pros: "staff were great"
Cons: "a little bit of a late departure"
Pros: "Entertainment was good"
Cons: "Staff is rude and food was horrible"
Pros: "The head flight attendant went the extra mile to ensure we got aisle seats together after our seats had been changed since we checked in. Very happy that she went the extra mile to pull it off. Movies and food were very good."
Cons: "We didn't like that our confirmed aisle seat had been switched since we checked in and were confirmed. It was uncomfortable for a while trying to solve this with the ground staff, but they put the message through and I mentioned it again and it was resolved in the end."
Pros: "good service,"
Cons: "bags did not make it to final destination and were stuck in abu dhabi. we landed on sunday and did not get our bags until tuesday. we had a very long layover so unclear as to why our bags did not make it on to the flight. it was a big inconvenience"
Cons: "Veg meals ran out very fast, not enough options for all the passengers."
Cons: "People sitting in wrong seats and queue jumping"
Pros: "Comfortable flight."
Pros: "All crew members were 5 star and so friendly! They checked many times on everyone, coming along with water often."
Cons: "The attendant who checked me at Delhi airport informed that the flight to Abu Dbabi to Istanbul was a full flight and therefore the only option was to have a seat in the middle. However, near the end of my flight I went to the bathroom and noticed there were MANY open seats with more than a handful of people that had a whole row to themselves. I wonder where she got her information because what she shared with me was totally false and I am totally appaled. very old on flight - dress warm!"
Pros: "Good value for money. Everything was fine."
Pros: "Fantastic crew! Good selection for tv, food was good. Baggage checked all the way through, no problems or complaints at all. Will definitely fly Etihad again."
Pros: "The crew was nice, there was enough leg room to where it wasn't uncomfortable for me."
Pros: "I really loved the blanket,socks and all the other accesories they provided on board!"
Pros: "Comfortable flight and excellent in-flight service."
Cons: "Flight was delayed leaving New York and arrived Abu Dhabi late. Had to rush to catch the connecting flight."
Pros: "Timeliness of flight departure arrival"
Cons: "Food was of poor taste and quality on Etihad. Jet airways food good. Eye patch made of material that smelled strongly."
Pros: "Ground staff was courteous and helpful."
Cons: "On March 20, 2016, Baggage conveyor system not operational causing great inconvenience and needed more Check-in ticket agents. Food was OK except the Breakfast or last meal before arrival at Lahore Pakistan."
Cons: "It was standard domestic business class seat, not a pod. Also had 2 screaming kids. Windows were dirty so hard to see out."
Pros: "All other service were good."
Cons: "MH hospitality has gone down. Those days they were the best of the best. Now, there is hardly any hospitality at all. Very disappointing."
Pros: "Terrible airline company. It’s a ripoff!"
Cons: "Honesty. Ripoff!"
Cons: "Food need to be improved"
Pros: "Comfort & punctuality"
Pros: "Comfort and food."
Cons: "Some flight attendants could ve friendlier."
Cons: "Business class boarding could have been more organized. Was sent to the gate too early from lounge"
Cons: "The selection was rather dated as I travel very frequently I noticed it. Otherwise it would probably be fine for most"
Cons: "There were no vegan options available. I think that was my fault though because I did not set one up in advance. Would be nice if they offered one anyhow."
Cons: "Better range of entertainment as the options were a bit dated and mediocre"
Pros: "First time on Malaysian. At least we didn’t disappear. All was okay except for the meal on the flight to Saigon. I’m not one to complain about airline food but the “meal” served was execrable, possibly the worst in 65 years of flying. And no alcohol on an international flight was niggardly in my estimation.. The flight from Penang to KL they had the cheek to serve a tiny cup of fake orange juice. I will avoid Malaysian in the future."
Cons: "Please see what above."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "The crew was not friendly, and the food selection is limited"
Pros: "Luggage allowance."
Pros: "Entertainment was good."
Cons: "Sadly one passenger in front of me talked loudly, for 7 hours straight, took an hour to sleep then talked again for the remaining 5 hours. Not airline fault"
Pros: "Wonderful Crew- friendly, professional, helpful."
Cons: "Been on time departing."
Pros: "Price were amongst the cheapest"
Cons: "Terrible cabin cleaness and rude crew members. Nothing matches the Malaysian hospitality promoted."
Cons: "Toilets should never be wet."
Pros: "Very little."
Cons: "Flight status went from check in status to final call....not boarding announcement as promised in lounge. Rude check in lady at counter. Misguided info about check in. Old ratty plane. Bad food. Luggage damaged on arrival. Awful seats."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Security check at gate without priority Bagage Delivery business class"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No control of children on group tour, allowed to yell and run around. Express Immigration pass not available"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Left late with no explanation"
Pros: "Pleasant steward"
Cons: "Delayed and waste time at Jakarta airport"
Pros: "Hard landing which gave passangers a shock."
Pros: "We paid for extra luggage for check in but we were allowed to carry them on board due to the short stopover duration of the connecting flight. Thanks for the much needed flexibility!"
Pros: "I was surprised to board an A380 to fly from KUL to BKK"
Cons: "In Bangkok we had to get off on the field to board a bus"
Cons: "They charged for the ticket but blocked the ticket so i had to buy mew ticket"
Cons: "Malaysia airlines lost my luggage. Delayed for over 24 hours and had to send to another airport. Cost me hundreds of dollars and no compensation provided"
Pros: "Fast flight and boarding time"
Cons: "Inflight food was bad, luggage at the airport took Long"
Pros: "Retested additional blankets and got them."
Cons: "The crew was in a hurry to provide drinks and remove trays; ttrays were no hot drinks provided; overall, the crew seemed cold and not approachable."
Cons: "Prebooking a seat with Malaysian Airlines requires calling KL office which is always busy. It costs a lot if calling from the US, in addition to paying for the seats. It really turned me off."
Pros: "Easy and efficient boarding"
Cons: "Too hot onboard"
Cons: "Food was lousy"
Pros: "There was not much entertainment for kids .. and a"
Cons: "Food was not at all good.. there was not any food at dinner for vegetarians and also for breakfast"
Pros: "comfort and entertainment"
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Forced to check a carry-on used all over the world for years. Then they lose it"
Cons: "Delayed of baggage claims for 1 hour, flight retimed/delayed for more than 1hour"
Pros: "We arrived at the counter 1:50 before scheduled departure. The queue took 55 minutes for us to reach the counter. We were told then we should have rushed the counter to clear the 1 hour hurdle. There was no approach by staff to warn the waiting queue to do this. We were given boarding passes and told to try our luck taking the luggage through security and try gate baggage check. We made the plane 20 minutes before scheduled departure"
Cons: "Very old plane equipment Short seat pitch limits economy class passenger comfort"
Cons: "Food is always the same - soggy noodles and chicken or bland spaghetti and wilted veg with soggy fish. Seats cramped. Wasn't informed of gate change until 30 minutes later. Crew efficient but a little lacking in hospitality department."
Pros: "Malaysia airlines has some of the most beautiful women working for them. Most curteous, kind, and very personable. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful"
Cons: "The long layovers with no hotel voucher from Malaysia air. That would be a big help especially for me since I travel alone. And not to familiar with hotel locations, taxis. I am concerned about my safety in another country..."
Pros: "Efficient check in"
Cons: "Rude staff on ground and cabin crew. Delayed. Lost baggage. Terrible customer service. I would never fly again."
Pros: "Good food for airplane although I was in the back of the plane and they ran out of what I preferred to have. Lots of free drink options."
Cons: "Small seating area, hard to sleep on a 13 hour flight"
Pros: "Whilst I realise this is an Asian airline the warm roll was very doughy & tasteless & the breakfast wasn't at all good."
Cons: "The warm roll was doughy & tasteless & the breakfast choice was not good at all. Would suggest a yoghurt & cereal option for non Asians."
Pros: "On time flights, comfortable seats and good onboard service"
Cons: "Check in counter personnel were very slow. They did not know proper immigration rules. They made me wait for 30 minutes while they verified with immigration on something I had already told them. I had to rush through immigration and security to ensure I made the flight on time. Added stress as a customer."
Cons: "Flight networkintl booked our tickets very late later mistake in name , faces lot of difficulties in boarding every time..."
Cons: "Crew Service is horrible. They get angry very easily."
Pros: "Much better than Air Asia of course."
Cons: "I dont know about the weather condition but I did feel a rough landing. I do feel the standard of the cabin crew deteriorating. Unlike few years back."
Cons: "Flight canceled last minute! Lost my connection back home. Still no news about pay back. Had to book another flight on my own expense."
Airlines flying from Alor Setar to Istanbul have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Alor Setar to Istanbul
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Alor Setar to Istanbul
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Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Alor Setar to Istanbul
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