Until September 30, 2022, Turkish Airlines’ loyalty program Miles&Smiles offers its customers a 30% discount on miles needed for award flights in economy class as well as business class if you fly from certain cities before March 15. As a result, you can purchase business class round trips e.g. from Riga to Nairobi for 54,000 miles or from Vilnius to Bogotá for 63,000 miles.
Unfortunately, there are two catches with this deal:
- Availability for award flights in business class is currently very poor. For North America and the Far East, for example, it is almost impossible to find availability
- There is no discount on some connections, although the deal should actually apply to the entire route network
Still, some great deals can be found. Here are some examples:
- Riga – Nairobi: 54,000 miles + €316
- Skopje – Nairobi: 59,500 miles + €300
- Vilnius – Bogotá: 63,000 miles + €547
- Billund – Zanzibar: 63,000 miles + DKK 2,413 (~€324)
- Stockholm – Bogotá: 73,500 miles + SEK 6,201 (~€545)
Here’s a map of the European cities from which you may depart:
Terms & Conditions
These are the most crucial terms & conditions of the promotion
- The promotional period ends on September 30, 2022.
- Travel period:
- Until March 15, 2023.
- 40% discount on flights from:
- Khartoum, Hurghada, Juba, Luxor, Nairobi, Riga, Sharm El Sheikh, Tallinn, Vilnius
- 30% discount on flights from:
- 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, Hannover, Isfahan, Alexandria, Catania, Constantine, Kuwait, Ljubljana, Lyon, Medina, Mashhad, Muscat, Naples, Najaf, Nouakchott, Oran, Podgorica, Priština, Riyadh, Salzburg, Sarajevo, Thessaloniki, Sofia, Stockholm, Strasbourg, Sulaymaniyah, Sharjah, Shiraz, Tehran, Tabriz, Tel Aviv, Tbilisi, Turkestan, Ulan Bator, Urgench, Skopje, Varna, Zagreb
- Valid for one-way tickets, as well as round-trip tickets.
- Taxes and surcharges are not discounted.
- Exclusive to Turkish Airlines operated flights, not Star Alliance partners or AnadolouJet.
- Based on availability.
- Free rebooking within the same travel period.
- Cancellation fee of US$25 (~€23)
There are no restrictions on the participant’s nationality or residence. You can find the full T&Cs on the promotion’s landing page.
How to Book
You can search for Turkish Airlines award flights here:
The discount is automatically applied to your results. You may need to fool around with the dates a little, as only Promotional Awards are discounted.
Cover Picture: Ditmar Lange