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    Wasting time can be a lot of fun at Istanbul Airport


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Travel blogger Freddy Sherman passed through Istanbul's Ataturk Airport while en route to the Cannes Film Festival in France. He was very impressed with the airport's CIP Lounge (and flight simulator). 'It's the only lounge I've visited where you hope your plane is delayed so you can spend more time there,' he says.

    I've found if you pick the right airline, delays can be quite enjoyable. While waiting for a flight at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, I was fortunate enough to be able to spend the time in Turkish Airlines' amazing CIP Lounge. With everything from prayer rooms to a golf simulator, there really is something for everyone. I spent some time playing pool in the library, then I played a quick nine holes at Torrey Pines on the golf simulator and finally I watched a Frank Sinatra concert in the theater. All this while dining on delicious Turkish food of all types. My only regret is I didn't get a massage from one of the roaming masseuses.

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