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Turkish award sale – 20% off award flights

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Turkish has brought back their periodic award sale – this time with 20% off flight as long as you book 3/31/24 and fly by 8/31/24.  The past few years this was an insane deal because the Turkish award chart was much, much better and this sale meant you could fly Turkish business class, which is quite good, from the US to Europe for just 32k miles. That same ticket would now cost you 85k to 90k. If you’re looking to fly to Turkey, maybe see Cappadocia, or lay on the beaches of Bodrum, this could be a good deal, but it’s not nearly as exciting as it used to be.

You can read my review of Turkish Business Class on the 787-9 here!

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Is this the best we’ve seen?

  • 30% discount in 2022 and 2023

How much do Turkish award flights cost?

Turkish changed their award chart and it’s not bifurcated between flights on Turkish and partners. This deal only relates to those on Turkish planes and will abide by the following chart – and if you’re going to Istanbul only, it’s not a bad deal, but to Europe is pricey.

  • US to Turkey = 65k…or 52k with this offer.
    • US to Europe =
      • US to Istanbul + Istanbul to Europe 1 or 2…. 65k + ( 20k or 25k ).
Turkish Award Chart March 2024
Turkish Award Chart March 2024

What are the terms?

  • Book between 3/4/24 and 3/31/24
  • Travel by 8/31/24
  • 20% is refunded, not discounted
    • This means you’ll need to transfer the full amount and the remaining miles will be nested in Turkish
  1. The offer is valid for award tickets issued between 04/03/2024-31/03/2024, with travel dates between 04/03/2024-31/08/2024.
  2. The offer is valid on one-way or round trip flights in Economy Class and Business Class across all our network, Türkiye domestic flights included.
  3. Our members will be refunded 20% Miles for all award tickets issued and flown on their behalf within the scope of the campaign. These Miles are not Status Miles.
  4. In award tickets issued for more than one person, only the amount of award ticket Miles issued in their own name is within the scope of the campaign.
  5. Miles will be added to the member’s account within 1 week of the flight. These Miles can be used until December 31, 2025.
  6. Tickets that do not meet the campaign conditions but are reissued in accordance with the campaign conditions will not be eligible
  7. Changes in reservation for award tickets issued within the scope of the promotion are allowed, taking into account the ticketing 04/03/2024-31/03/2024 and the travel date of 04/03/2024-31/08/2024.
  8. All taxes will be charged.
  9. Taxes and additional services paid with miles are outside the scope of the campaign.
  10. Miles&Smiles Award Ticket rules apply within the scope of the special offer.
  11. The related promotion is only valid on scheduled flights operated by Turkish Airlines and AnadoluJet. It is not valid on Turkish Airlines codeshare flights and Star Alliance partner airline flights.
  12. Award tickets subject to this special offer can be issued through our call center, online channels and sales offices.
  13. Ticketing dates are according to Turkey’s local time, and flight dates are according to the local time of the relevant airport.
  14. Rights within the scope of the campaign are non-transferable. This campaign cannot be combined with other Turkish Airlines campaigns.
  15. Turkish Airlines reserves the right to take legal action against the related parties found to have contravened any rules.
  16. 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.

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 88k United miles are

 

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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.

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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

Bilt Rewards

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.

Bilt Rewards Mastercard

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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
      • Hotel
      • Supermarkets
      • Dining
      • and Gas

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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.

Capital One Venture X

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Overall

If you are already sitting on a cache of Bilt, Citi, or Capital One Miles… this could be an interesting option for you.

Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card


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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months

Annual Fee

$95

Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • 60k points after $4k spend in 3 months
    • Worth $750 in Chase Travel℠ and way more if you maximize transfer partners
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024
  • $95 Annual Fee

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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11 Comments

  • Jordan March 5, 2024

    Bilt: https://bilt.page/r/J6PE-SV8U

    Bilt has become one of my favorite cards to use for the rather large transfer bonuses even with the lowest status level. The Bilt card has no annual fee, is useful for earning miles on rent if you have rent, and offers some nice restaurant bonuses. I also like this card for the transfer bonuses that pop up here and there. I’ve been able to get 100% transfer bonuses on a few occasions after having the card for less than a year. Where else can you get that level of transfer bonus, and especially without an annual fee?

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  • KayKay December 31, 2021

    Did I miss the promotion?
    I looked up July to August and all I see is 45000 for 1 and 105000 for two

    Or What am I doing wrong ?
    Thank uou

  • Mike Saint December 30, 2021

    Miles,

    What months are you looking at? I see the promo discounts for economy but I don’t see ANY discounts for Business class. I only see 105,000 miles tickets. Thanks in advance.

    • Mike Saint December 30, 2021

      Oh nevermind. I see one for July.

  • Flying Tiger December 30, 2021

    Miles, Need your help. I want to book this myself before tomorrow but I don’t see any dates that you can travel for 32K miles. I understand it has to be booked before 12/31/21 which I will do today if we can transfer Capital One miles in 1 day to Turkish and get the 30% off Sale. Where do you book with miles on the Turkish airlines site? I don’t see that or even the mileage fare that you got and can Capital One transfer immediately to Turkish?

    • Miles December 30, 2021

      FT – look right above the “dates and cabin” section and you’ll see ( award ticket ) that should prompt you to login. From there just do a normal search with award ticket clicked. My buddy transferred Cap1 and it was instantaneous, but don’t count on it. Mine took right at 24 hours to populate.

  • DaninMCI December 30, 2021

    Could you finish the award trip ticket on Turkish online? This has been a real problem recently where you find the award and it never gives you a “buy” or finish button on their website so you have to end up calling.

    • Miles December 30, 2021

      Hey Dan – yep, that message popped up, but at the bottom it had the 31,500 and $171 with a continue button, clicked it and I was able to process without any issues.

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