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Turkish Airlines: Far East Business Class flights at €1157 (£819) return

The excellent Turkish Airlines is running another incredible promotion on long-haul Business Class flights departing from Oslo, Norway. You can see all the offers below, but the stand-out fares are probably the Business Class returns to Bangkok at 9,698 NOK (€1157), Cape Town at 12,600 NOK (€1504), Mumbai at 9,736 NOK (€1162) and Seoul at 13,500 NOK (€1612).

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You can also work a free stopover in Istanbul into the trip (see our review of the Turkish Airlines Business Class lounge in Istanbul here).

You need to book by 15 June 2015, and travel no later than 15 December 2015. Availability is currently very good.

The Business Class offers are (all-in, return): (more…)

Turkish Airlines set to buy Air Malta

The Times of Malta has spent the last few days speculating heavily on the likelihood of a “strategic alliance” between Air Malta and Turkish Airlines. Given that the two airlines already codeshare, the most likely end result of these talks is Turkish Airlines taking a stake in air Malta.

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Quite how much of a stake this is, remains to be seen. The Times of Malta reported that an Air Malta “company source” told them that “the government is currently leaving all its options open and is not excluding anything. Discussions range from a strategic partnership to full takeover of Air Malta.”

In an interesting further development, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat then confirmed yesterday that Air Malta is considering a strategic partnership with another airline, although he would not elaborate on the nature of the partnership, nor the airline. However, you can rest fairly assured it is Turkish Airlines.

What would Turkish Airlines investment mean? (more…)

Turkish Airlines UK Economy Class sale – Istanbul return at £110 all-in

Turkish Airlines is running an aggressive Economy Class sale from London this April. Various fares are heavily discounted, including Dubai at under £300 all-in return.

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However, the standout fare for us is London Gatwick to Istanbul Ataturk, at a truly excellent £110 all-in return. We are big fans of both Turkish Airlines (which has a more than bearable Economy Class) and Istanbul, so frankly find this fare borders on the irresistible.

It does of course also include 20kg of checked baggage. (more…)

Europe to US from £630 Business Class return – with Turkish Airlines

The excellent Turkish Airlines are currently offering some superb Business Class deals from Oslo, Norway to the US. You can see all the offers in the graphic below, but the stand-out fares are Business Class returns to Boston at 7,522 NOK (£632) and New York at 8,022 NOK (£674).

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You can also work a free stopover in Istanbul into the trip (see our review of the Turkish Airlines Business Class lounge in Istanbul here).

You need to book by 10 March, for travel by 31 May 2015, and 20 March to 3 April is blacked out.

Full terms and conditions are as follows:

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Review: Turkish Airlines lounge – Istanbul airport

I am generally of the view that when it comes to airline lounges, bigger is not always better. So, when I saw a Turkish Airlines’ advert claiming that their Istanbul (Ataturk) lounge is “bigger than some airports” (and at nearly 5000 sq metres, it is), I decided to reserve judgment.

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Space does of course give you plenty of opportunity to include all sorts of options and extras, but it also has the danger of making the lounge entirely soulless. For evidence of that, you need look no further than the Emirates lounge in Dubai, which feels substantially more like a school canteen than a premium traveller lounge.

However, Turkish Airlines have done a truly fantastic job on the Istanbul lounge: balancing the wealth of space with a genuinely premium feel that pervades the entire area. (more…)

Vueling four day sale – various flights at €29.99

I’ve always struggled slightly to warm to Vueling, but I think this is mainly because until recently I had no idea how to pronounce it.

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After years of inisting on calling it “View-ling”, I was told in no uncertain terms by our childrens’ Spanish babysitter that it’s in fact “Bwelling”.

I digress.

There are currently two interesting pan-European flight sales on offer, one of them from Vueling, that I thought worth flagging:

Vueling flash sale

Vueling is currently having a four day sale, with numerous flights on its pan-European network as low as €29 each way.  (more…)

Malta to Istanbul – €109 all-in returns with Turkish Airlines

Istanbul is an absolutely fantastic city. Vibrant, cultured and unfailingly welcoming, it offers a huge amount to any tourist.

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With that in mind, one of our 2013 highlights was the temporary availability of a €99 all-in return between Malta and Istanbul, offered by both Turkish Airlines and Air Malta. That is a top, top value fare.

The good news is, the offer is (pretty much) back. It has crept up to €109, but still offers very good value for money. (more…)

Excellent value Turkish Airlines sale – returns from Malta to China at €499 all-in

The Turkish Airlines sale is on – and they are currently offering hugely discounted tickets from Malta to the Far East.

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Return flights are currently on sale as follows:

  • Beijing €499 all-in
  • Shanghai €499 all-in
  • Guangzhou €499 all-in
  • Hong Kong €518 all-in

You have until 1 November 2014 to book, and you must travel between 12 January and 13 February 2015. We have checked availability of the Turkish airlines sale fares in the travel window, and it is currently very good.

While the flight travel window is quite narrow, these return prices are truly excellent value.

Air Malta Istanbul return flights – half price at 15,000 KMiles

MaltaPoints may be a Malta-facing website, but we are huge fans of Istanbul. Great food, culture and shopping, and some of the friendliest people in Europe (and Asia…) all combine to make for a fantastic destination.

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The good news is, you can currently fly there from MLA with your Flypass KMiles at “half price”: being 15,000 (down from 30,00) KMiles return in economy, and 25,000 (down from 50,000) KMiles return in business class.

Remarkably, you can even process your reward booking online, which appears to be a first – just click here.

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1000 instant Turkish Airlines (Miles&Smiles) points – for updating details

Turkish Airlines are currently offering 1000 free Miles&Smiles points for a simple update to your account.

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To earn the points, simply do the following on your Miles&Smiles account:

  • adding a Turkish ID card number (250 points)
  • updating your home address (250 points)
  • updating your mobile number (250 points)
  • opting in to all communication preferences (250 points).

Clearly the Turkish ID card isn’t technically available to many, but see the helpful comment below for a quick workaround.

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