On a recent family holiday to Europe, my family flew to Copenhagen via Istanbul and subsequently we flew London Gatwick back to Singapore on Turkish Airlines Economy class. Overall, it was a good experience. A few weeks after we came back home, the horrific attack at the Istanbul Airport occurred. Feels surreal, as we were there recently (though only in the restricted area). Condolences to the victims and the terrorist attack is a vivid reminder of the global fight against terror. Yet, life must go on. Is Turkish Airlines a good airline? Not bad. So let me do this review, while I remember the lives lost at Istanbul Airport. For our holiday, originally we planned to book Singapore Airlines SQ for the 4 of us, but the option of Turkish Airlines came along and we could save almost $2K Singapore Dollars for the 4 of us. So we decided to give Turkish a try. At Changi Airport, when we checked in, I was informed by the check-in staff that I could use the SATS Premier Lounge (even though I was flying in Economy) because I was Star Alliance Gold status. Well, I recently turned Star Gold and I don't even have my card yet, so I wasn't expecting this. Anyway, it was great, though I could only bring one guest. At the lounge entrance, I asked nicely if I could bring both my kids and the reception staff kindly agreed. My wife stayed outside though, she went shopping. Later on, I found out that SATS Premier Lounges were also Priority Pass lounges, so we could have used the lounge, albeit for a fee. Here is the video of the lounge, which is used by a good number of airlines. I guess this is called a contract lounge. They had a decent hot food selection, not as good as the SilverKris, but good enough for most. There was the signature laksa, which tasted good. Also they had 3 OSIM massage chairs at one corner. Cool!