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Book Business Class to Europe for 32k miles via Turkish
Turkish Airlines has one of the best deals to fly business class from the US to Europe pricing at just 45k miles. It gets even better though! Turkish has brought back their 30% off sale we first saw last year around this time and runs through 12/25/22. This biggest caveat is you need to book flights that complete by 5/31/23 and it’s only between certain cities and Istanbul… Or is it? As we’ve learned from past sales, Turkish often prices many other routes with the discount and this seems to be the case this time around as well.
Let’s take a look at how you could book international business class for just 32k miles. Shout to Max at Max Miles Points for spotting it!
What cities qualify?
Here are the official cities that the deal is good for; however, as we’ve seen in the past the deal can often show up on unpublished routes. Are these Turkish Easter eggs, or just an IT glitch?
Accra, Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Amman, Aqaba, Asmara, Baghdad, Bahrain, Bamako, Bari, Basel, Basra, Batumi, Beirut, Bilbao, Billund, Bishkek, Bologna, Bordeaux, Bremen, Bucharest, Budapest, Catania, Cluj, Cologne, Conakry, Constanta, Dammam, Djibouti, Doha, Douala, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Erbil, Frankfurt, Freetown, Ganja, Gothenburg, Hanover, Helsinki, Hurghada, Isfahan, Jakarta, Juba, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Leipzig/Halle, Libreville, Ljubljana, Luanda, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Malaga, Malta, Marseille, Mashad, Mogadishu, Muscat, Nairobi, Nakhichevan, Naples, Ndjamena, Niamey, Nouakchott, Nuremberg, Ouagadougou, Podgorica, Pointe Noire, Porto, Prague, Pristina, Riga, Riyadh, Rome, Salzburg, Sarajevo, Seychelles, Sharm El Sheikh, Shiraz, Singapore, Sofia, Stockholm, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Suleymaniye, Tabriz, Tallinn, Tbilisi, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Tivat, Toulouse, Varna, Vienna, Vilnius, Yaounde, Zagreb, Zurich
As you can see here…if you fly from the US to one of the listed European destinations you may find the 30% off applies to those flights as well!
Searching DC to Istanbul you’d see 45k
Same date, but continue on to Zurich…one of the listed cities and you see 31.5k
How to find Turkish Award space?
While you need to book on the Turkish website, the easiest way to find award space is actually on United using their old search function in calendar mode.
- Make sure the little button is ticked in the bottom “nonstop”
- The ones pricing in at 77k United miles are
Where does Turkish fly?
You’ll want to begin your search form one of their North American hubs. You can go here to Flightconnections.com to play around with what planes service each route. Keep an eye out for the 787s and A350s – those have the best business class.
How to earn Turkish Miles?
You may have them and not even know it. Turkish is a transfer partner of the following programs:
- Bilt Rewards
- Citi Thank You
- Capital One Miles
If you’re a renter and not using the Bilt Rewards Mastercard you’re truly missing out. It’s the only card on the market that facilitates fee free rent payment, no annual fee, 3x on dining, 2x travel, and a great list of transfer partners. I’m a senior advisor and investor in the company and they have even more exciting things in stow for next year.
Citi Thank You
I signed up for the Citi Thank You Premier earlier this year and earned 80k Thank You points. The Citi Thank You Premier is easily the most underrated card on the market, and is still offering its highest ever offer.
Citi Thank You Premier is offering 80k Thank You points after $4k spend in 3 months
- You also earn 3x on
- Air Travel
- and Gas
- You also earn 3x on
Capital One Miles
Capital One Miles are quite valuable as well, and the Capital One Venture X Is my top pick for most valuable super premium card on the market. The Venture Rewards is also a great card that earns 2x as well.
If you are already sitting on a cache of Bilt, Citi, or Capital One Miles… this is a pretty awesome way to go and see Europe for very few points.
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