Turkish Airlines Offering 20% Off Award Tickets

Turkish Airlines Offering 20% Off Award Tickets

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The Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles program has just launched an award redemption promotion. This has the potential to be a good deal, though go figure it comes just a couple of weeks after the program rolled out a massive devaluation.

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles award ticket promotion

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles is running a redemption sale, offering a 20% refund on redeemed miles. There are some restrictions to be aware of:

  • This is valid for bookings made between March 4 and August 31, 2024
  • This is valid for travel between March 4 and August 31, 2024
  • This applies to all award tickets in economy and business class
  • This is valid for travel on Turkish Airlines, whether flying one-way or roundtrip
  • The 20% mileage refund will post to a member’s account within one week of taking a flight
  • The miles earned as part of the refund with this promotion are only valid through December 31, 2025 (ordinarily these miles expire 36 months after they’re issued)
  • Only miles redeemed for the Miles&Smiles member will be eligible for the 20% refund, and not awards redeemed for others
Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles award pricing

Below you can find the Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles award chart, with all pricing being one-way and per segment.

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles award chart

Pricing isn’t bad if you’re traveling to or from Istanbul, but the issue is that award pricing is additive, which makes the cost of connecting itineraries quite expensive.

But there are good deals to be had for some routings. For example, if you want to fly from the United States to Istanbul, you could book that for 65,000 miles in business class, and then you’d get 13,000 miles refunded to your account. Similarly, 20,000-25,000 miles to fly from many parts of Europe to Istanbul in business class could be quite a good deal, and would get you a refund of 4,000-5,000 miles.

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 a 20% refund on award redemptions throughout its network. This comes just weeks after the Miles&Smiles program was massively devalued.

If you do have Turkish Airlines miles, this could be a good time to redeem, since you might as well take advantage of a discount on redemptions. However, there’s no denying that the program isn’t as lucrative as it used to be.

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

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  1. TProphet Guest

    Cool, they raised the prices >100% and then they'll give you 20% back, but only as a rebate so you have to book more overpriced tickets and in points that expire even faster than usual. Want to feel like you're negotiating to buy a carpet in a souk? Don't even bother going to Istanbul, just deal with Turkish Airlines.

  2. Chris W Guest

    Ugh, so you have to have the full mileage amount in your account to book and then you get some of it back after traveling? No thanks.

    A needlessly complicated promotion when they could just discount the amounts upfront.

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TProphet Guest

Cool, they raised the prices >100% and then they'll give you 20% back, but only as a rebate so you have to book more overpriced tickets and in points that expire even faster than usual. Want to feel like you're negotiating to buy a carpet in a souk? Don't even bother going to Istanbul, just deal with Turkish Airlines.

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Willem Guest

LOL

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Chris W Guest

Ugh, so you have to have the full mileage amount in your account to book and then you get some of it back after traveling? No thanks. A needlessly complicated promotion when they could just discount the amounts upfront.

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