Turkish Airlines Offering 30-40% Off Select Awards

Turkish Airlines Offering 30-40% Off Select Awards

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There’s a lot to love about Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles, as the loyalty program has some very low redemption rates for travel on Turkish Airlines and Star Alliance partners. Miles&Smiles has just launched an award sale promotion, which has the potential to be an incredible deal.

Save up to 40% on Turkish award redemptions

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles is running a redemption sale, offering a 30-40% discount on award tickets with travel originating in one of 80 destinations. First let’s go over the basic terms:

  • This is valid for bookings made through September 30, 2022
  • This is valid for travel through March 15, 2023
  • This applies to all promotional award tickets in economy or business class
  • This is valid for travel on Turkish Airlines, whether flying one-way or roundtrip
  • The discounted price will be reflected at the time you make your reservation
Save up to 40% on Turkish Airlines awards

With this offer, you can receive a 40% discount when originating in one of the following cities, while traveling to any Turkish Airlines destination:

Khartoum, Hurghada, Juba, Luxor, Nairobi, Riga, Sharm El Sheikh, Tallinn, Vilnius

Meanwhile you can receive a 30% discount when originating in one of the following cities, while traveling to any Turkish Airlines destination:

Abidjan, Abu Dhabi, Aqaba, Accra, Aktau, Almaty, Amman, Asmara, Baghdad, Bahrain, Bamako, Bari, Basel, Basra, Batumi, Beirut, Bilbao, Billund, Bishkek, Bordeaux, Bukhara, Bucharest, Jeddah, Cluj, Cotonou, Constanta, Dhaka, Dammam, Doha, Dubrovnik, Dushanbe, Erbil, Fergana, Gothenburg, Hanover, Isfahan, Alexandria, Catania, Constantine, Kuwait, Ljubljana, Lyon, Medina, Mashhad, Muscat, Naples, Najaf, Nuakchott, Oran, Podgorica, Pristina, Riyadh, Salzburg, Sarajevo, Thessaloniki, Sofia, Stockholm, Strasbourg, Sulaymaniyah, Sharjah, Shiraz, Tehran, Tabriz, Tel Aviv, Tbilisi, Turkestan, Ulan Bator, Urgench, Skopje, Varna, Zagreb

As you can see, there aren’t any cities in the United States on the list, but you can always use this promo for a one-way ticket from one of the above cities to the United States.

Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8

Why this promotion is such a good deal

If you’re not familiar with Turkish Miles&Smiles, you’ll want to check out my guide to the program. For context, here are the regular one-way business class award costs for travel between the United States and various points in the world:

  • Fly between the United States and Europe for 45,000 miles
  • Fly between the United States and Middle East for 47,000 miles
  • Fly between the United States and Central Asia for 52,500 miles
  • Fly between the United States and North Africa for 60,000 miles
  • Fly between the United States and the Far East for 67,500 miles
  • Fly between the United States and Central Africa for 72,500 miles
  • Fly between the United States and South Africa for 85,000 miles

In other words, if you could find business class award availability from Vilnius to Los Angeles, you’d pay just 27,000 miles one-way. That’s an incredible deal.

There are fuel surcharges on Turkish Airlines awards, but they’re relatively mild compared to airlines like British Airways — expect to pay around $300 one-way for a long haul flight for this (the fuel surcharges used to be lower, but they increased with oil prices increasing).

I think the biggest catch here is that Turkish Airlines can be difficult with award availability — sometimes the program has a good amount of award space, while other times there’s barely any space. Taking a quick look at inventory, at the moment the latter is definitely the case.

Turkish Airlines A321neo business class

How to earn Turkish Airlines miles

Turkish Airlines partners with two transferable points currencies, giving those with credit cards easy access to these miles:

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport (IST)

Bottom line

Turkish Airlines is offering 30-40% off awards from 80 destinations around the globe, in both business class and economy. You must book by September 30, 2022, and travel by March 15, 2023. With a 30-40% discount, you’ll be looking at some jaw-droppingly cheap award tickets.

Add in the fact that Turkish flies to more countries than any other airline in the world and that Turkish miles are easy to earn (via Capital One and Citi), and this is a pretty awesome opportunity to lock in some travel.

Do you plan on taking advantage of this Turkish Airlines award sale?

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  1. Dennis Guest

    @Ben

    App & Website don't seem to apply the discount.
    One way Europe - US still at 45,000.
    Called the Call Center and they seem to be unaware of the promotion. Price still at 45,000 one way.

    1. Englishder Guest

      @Dennis - how did you find 45,000 OW from Europe to USA? I couldn't find anything from anywhere in Europe to Houston in business for the month of November? I didn't obviously check every gateway pair but 20+ searches only showed 115,000 OW business.

    2. Englishder Guest

      @Dennis - how did you find 45,000 OW from Europe to USA? I couldn't find anything from anywhere in Europe to Houston in business for the month of November? I didn't obviously check every gateway pair but 20+ searches only showed 115,000 OW business.

    3. Dennis Guest

      @Englishder looked for dates in the weekend 3 & 4th week of November on the Turkish Airlines app. Still doesn't show the additional 30% discount however...

  2. Omar Guest

    @MurrayF, no that is not a deval per se. The higher price is for last available seat and the lower price is saver award.

    Saver is getting hard to come by lately but the anytime awards are not that crazy in many cases.

  3. MurrayF Member

    Was looking at March 2023 TLV-HAN since TLV origination was included in the discounts. Turkish was showing 120k to 140k miles business one way, crazy are they devaluing next year?. IST-TYO early dec 2022 showing usual 45k miles business. IST-TYO on 6 mar 2023 is 105k miles. Not good if they are moving from a fixed price chart

  4. Englishder Guest

    @Ben or anyone else that can help. I am looking for a OW bus class TK fare for 2 from any European TK gateway [there are about 8] via IST to IAH anytime in the month of November. I have looked on Miles/Smiles website and there's nothing from any city on the list for less than a 115,000 award ticket. How can I find the promo award pricing at 30% off the standard award pricing of 45,000 miles/ What am I missing?

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Omar Guest

@MurrayF, no that is not a deval per se. The higher price is for last available seat and the lower price is saver award. Saver is getting hard to come by lately but the anytime awards are not that crazy in many cases.

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Dennis Guest

@Englishder looked for dates in the weekend 3 & 4th week of November on the Turkish Airlines app. Still doesn't show the additional 30% discount however...

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Englishder Guest

@Dennis - how did you find 45,000 OW from Europe to USA? I couldn't find anything from anywhere in Europe to Houston in business for the month of November? I didn't obviously check every gateway pair but 20+ searches only showed 115,000 OW business.

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