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Are some non-saver United awards bookable via partners?

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Are you looking for something miles & points-related to take your mind off of all of the coronavirus coverage? Are you a problem-solver investigative type looking for a puzzle to solve while you sit at home social distancing yourself? If so, this post is for you. Let me just first clearly remind everyone that this post isn’t meant to encourage anyone to do any unnecessary travel in the near future. But I know I can’t…

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Turkish miles: 45K each way for business class to Europe [sweet spot spotlight]

Turkish Miles & Smiles has gotten a lot of attention over the past year thanks to the incredible sweet spot we uncovered for domestic awards (See: How to book United with Turkish Miles & Smiles miles). However, Turkish has another awesome sweet spot in its award chart that is worth a look for those planning travel to Europe: 45K miles one-way in business class on Star Alliance carriers to and from Europe. You’ll want to…

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(EXPIRED) Buy Turkish miles from $0.02 each

Turkish Miles & Smiles is offering up to 50% bonus miles when you buy 4,000 miles or more. Today, they extended the sale through 10/30/19. With the bonus, you can buy miles from $0.02 each, which can be a great deal for Turkish’s many sweet spot awards. The Deal Buy Turkish Miles & Smiles miles with the following bonuses based on volume: Buy 4,000 miles or more, get a 30% bonus (2.3c per mile) Buy 20,000 miles or more,…

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Turkish business class sweet spots from the US

We’ve written quite a bit about taking advantage of the big Turkish Miles & Smiles sweet spot for award travel within the US, recently consolidating information and publishing a post on How to book flights on United using Turkish Miles & Smiles. However, domestic US flights are not the only sweet spot; given the recent development that Citi Double Cash rewards can transfer 1:1 to Thank You points, this program deserves even more attention. Here’s a…

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How to book United flights with Turkish Miles & Smiles

One of the best ways to book domestic United Airlines flights is with Turkish Miles & Smiles. When you can find saver award availability, Turkish charges just 7.5K miles each way in economy class and 12.5K miles each way in business class within the United States (including to Alaska and Hawaii) and much lower change and cancellation fees than United for the exact same United flights. This is true whether booking one-way, round-trip, direct, or…

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(EXPIRED) Amex to Marriott 30% transfer bonus through 10/31/19

American Express is offering card members a 30% bonus when transferring from Membership Rewards to Marriott Bonvoy. With the 30% bonus, 1,000 Membership Rewards points will result in 1,300 Marriott Bonvoy points. The Deal 30% transfer bonus when transferring Amex Membership Rewards points to Marriott Bonvoy. I believe this offer is open to everyone with Membership Rewards points, but please let us know if the offer doesn’t appear on your account. Key Terms Expires 10/31/2019.…

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Turkish still a mixed bag, but patience helps

Over the past month and a half or so since we first posted the Turkish Miles & Smiles sweet spot to Hawaii (See: 7.5K each way to Hawaii: The sweetest spot we’ve been missing and then Forget email, book Turkish awards over the phone), we’ve heard from many, many readers who booked tickets successfully, many of whom have been pretty excited about booking multiple family members to Hawaii for 15,000 miles round trip per passenger.…

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(EXPIRED) Wow: 31.5K business class Atlanta to Istanbul in Sept

If Istanbul is on your bucket list and you live in or can position to Atlanta, you can potentially fly there in business class this September for 31,500 miles one way. Turkish Miles & Smiles, a 1:1 Citi transfer partner, is offering 30% off award tickets between select markets and Istanbul as part of its 30th anniversary celebration. While we’ve recently written quite a bit about using Turkish Miles & Smiles to fly around the US…

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Forget email, book Turkish awards over the phone (7.5K each way)

Yesterday, Greg posted about how you can buy enough Citi ThankYou points to fly from basically anywhere in the US to Hawaii for $386 round trip. The trick of course is using Turkish Miles & Smiles, a Citi ThankYou transfer partner that charges only 7,500 miles + $5.60 each way in economy class (to anywhere in the US — so you’re not actually limited to Hawaii). The problem has been email award bookings: ever since…

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