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If you’ve got international travel plans between now and June 15th, 2021, this sale should be on your radar.
But Turkish miles, transferable from only Citi ThankYou of the major transferable bank points, are also valuable (in a somewhat odd twist if you know Frequent Flyer Mile Arbitrage) on their own planes. Crazy, I know!
A one way flight to/from Europe is just 45,000 miles with transit in Istanbul and while all but the newest planes have a “fine” hard product, the food and service has a great reputation. With this sale, 31,500 miles will get you to or from Europe to North America.
A one way flight from the US to/from Male in the Maldives is normally 67,500 miles. With this sale, it’s just 47,300 miles.
The main restrictions are that the flights must be on Turkish metal (no codeshares or Star Alliance partners) is that you have to book the flight by December 31, 2020 and fly by June 15th, 2021. Turkish charges only $25 per ticket if you need to cancel. Just note that Turkish miles do expire 3 years from the date earned (or transferred in from Citi ThankYou).
If you call to put the ticket on hold, you’ll have 2-3 days to transfer your Citi ThankYou points in.
And once again, we see the case for Citi ThankYou points. Just the signup bonus alone on a Citi Premier credit card (60,000 points for $4,000 in spend within 3 months) would get you a round trip to Europe in Business Class on Turkish metal. Admittedly, it’s quite an out of the way route to Europe, depending on where you are going, but if you are headed to Greece, for example, it’s pretty darn perfect.
Full details are available on the promo page.
- The offer is valid for tickets issued between 07/12/2020 – 31/12/2020, with travel dates between 07/12/2020 – 15/06/2021.
- The offer will provide %30 Miles discount on promotional award tickets for one-way or round trip Business Class or Economy Class flights for all our flight network.
- Changes in reservation for award tickets issued within the scope of the promotion are allowed, taking into account the ticketing 07/12/2020 – 31/12/2020 and the travel date of 07/12/2020 – 15/06/2021.
- Ticket changes made until 31/12/2021 (included) are free of charge. Click for details.
- The promotion is not valid between 25/03/2021 – 26/04/2021 for international flights
- Miles can be refunded within 1 year of the date on which the ticket is issued.
- Miles&Smiles Award Ticket rules apply within the scope of the special offer.
- All taxes will be charged.
- Promotional award tickets are subject to availability due to limited seat capacity.
- This offer is only valid to Miles&Smiles members. To benefit from the offer, non-members must first register to Miles&Smiles Program.
- Tickets subject to this special offer can be issued through our call center, online channels and sales offices.
- The related promotion is only valid on scheduled flights operated by Turkish Airlines. It is not valid on Turkish Airlines codeshare flights, Star Alliance partner airline flights and AnadoluJet flights.
- Ticketing and travelling periods start and end according to the local time in Turkey.
- The right of use cannot be transferred within the scope of the offer.
- 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.
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