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Deal Alert: Fly business class to Istanbul from 67.5k miles round-trip

Nov. 21, 2021
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If the idea of exploring the vibrant culture, history, cuisine and architecture of Istanbul intrigues you, keep reading. Turkish Airlines is offering business class seats ranging from 67,500-90,000 miles round-trip to Turkey's capital from a handful of major U.S. cities.

The deal is good for travel between January-May 2022 and July-October 2022.

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This deal was originally sent out by Thrifty Traveler to its Premium members, who are notified about savings on flights, award flights and business-class deals by email for $7.99 monthly or $49.99 annually.

Nonstop round-trip flights to Istanbul (IST) from Dallas (DFW) are available for 67,500 miles in business class. Other routes, including Chicago (ORD) and New York (JFK) are 90,000 miles for business-class seats. You will have to pay an additional $378.97 in taxes for either of these deals.

Deal Basics

Airline: Turkish Airlines
Routes: Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), New York (JFK), New Jersey (EWR), Los Angeles (LAX), Houston (HOU), Washington D.C. (IAD) to Istanbul, Turkey.
How to book: Directly through Turkish Airlines.
Travel Dates: January-May 2022 and July-October 2022.

The business-class experience on Turkish Airlines includes lie-flat seats with an in-chair massage feature depending on the aircraft.

Related: Turkish Miles & Smiles: Why you should care about the hottest frequent flyer program of 2021

Sample Flights

At the end of January, we found business class direct flights from DFW-IST for 67,500 miles round-trip (+378.97 in taxes).

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(Screenshot courtesy of Turkish Airlines)

Nonstop business-class flights are also available at the end of January from JFK-IST for 90,000 miles round-trip (+378.97 in taxes).

(Screenshot courtesy of Turkish Airlines)

Similarly, ORD-IST in early January is available for 45,000 miles each way, a total of 90,000 miles round-trip (+$378.97 for taxes).

(Screenshot courtesy of Turkish Airlines)

Related: How to get to Istanbul on points and miles

Maximize Your Purchase:

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5x on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card (see rates and fees) or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3x on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2x on travel — which you could redeem for as little as 13,000 points.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom Line:

Fly in business-class style using points for these direct flights to Istanbul from cities across the U.S. Book directly on Turkish Airlines for this great round-trip deal.

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