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Earlier today we shared a fantastic business-class fare from the US and Canada to Israel priced from just $1,885 round-trip in Turkish Airlines’ excellent business class. Now it appears that Turkish is offering discounted flights to Europe as well — but only from New York City. You can fly one-stop from JFK to London, Paris, Rome, Prague and other cities starting at just $1,856 round-trip, including a stopover in Istanbul. So you can visit Western Europe and Turkey on one trip for less than $2,000 in lie-flat business class.
You can also skip the stopover if you’d like, but those fares will price out closer to $2,000 round-trip. Note that you’ll be backtracking by routing through Istanbul to get to Western Europe, but you’ll be earning extra miles and saving quite a bit of money in the process.
Like with the TLV flights, these fares appear to book into the “J” fare class, which means you’ll earn 100% elite-qualifying and redeemable miles on United. These fares are available all the way through the end of the schedule in March 2017, including the peak summer season.
Routes: JFK to CDG, FCO, LHR, PRG and more
Cost: $1,856+ round-trip in business class
Dates: March 2016 through March 2017
Fare Class: J
Booking Link: Turkish
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to London (LHR) and Istanbul (IST) for $1,856 in Turkish business class:
New York (JFK) to London (LHR) for $1,993 in Turkish business class:
New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) for $1,998 in Turkish business class:
New York (JFK) to Rome (FCO) for $1,998 in Turkish business class:
New York (JFK) to Prague (PRG) for $1,999 in Turkish business class:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||16.24%-23.24% Variable||Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95||0%||Excellent Credit|