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Turkish Airlines ‘Miles&Smiles’ loyalty programme is a bit of a hidden gem. Not only does it have a very reasonable standard award chart, it also offers regular discounts on top. Turkish Business Class happens to be one of the best short haul products in Europe too!
Until the end of May, you can get a 30% miles discount when booking flights between a range of cities and Istanbul.
There aren’t any UK cities listed this time unfortunately, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who likes to see multiple cities on one trip – and many of the discounted cities are easy/cheap to get to using Avios or on low cost carriers:
Most of the discounted cities are in the ‘Europe 2’ region on the Turkish award chart, meaning a one way in Business Class would set you back 10,500 miles (+~£60 in tax):
If you’re wondering how to get hold of Turkish Miles, you can transfer over Marriott Bonvoy Points (and therefore Amex MR Points indirectly) at the usual rate.
Miles & Smiles is a programme I’ve only recently started looking at, but it’s definitely interesting. I’ve previously transferred Marriott Points to United Mileage Plus when I wanted to book a Business Class ticket with Turkish, but I think I’ll be booking direct with Turkish next time.
- Ticketing period for this offer: 05.04.2019 – 31.05.2019 and travel period for this offer: 01.05.2019 – 31.05.2019. This offer is valid for all stated routes from or to Istanbul.
- Members will earn %30 extra Miles on selected routes or %30 discount on award tickets.
- Miles discount; Upgrade only applies to One way or round trip, Economy and Business limited capacity award tickets.
- Extra Mileage earning offer is valid for one way or round-trip Economy or Business Class tickets.
- Extra Miles earned on special offer will be added to member accounts at the end of the campaign (until 10 June 2019).
- All Miles&Smiles award ticket rules are applicable for this campaign.
- Taxes and extra charges will be collected.
- The related promotion is only valid on scheduled flights operated by Turkish Airlines. It is not valid on Turkish Airlines codeshare flights and Star Alliance partner airline flights.
- Turkish Airlines reserves the right to take legal action against the related parties found to have contravened any rules.
- Turkish Airlines reserves the right to change terms and conditions, definitions and other information pertaining to the special offer and to cancel the offer at any time.