Turkish airlines is a premier Star Alliance carrier, with one of the best Business Class products available, with an excellent lounge, stunning food, and good ground services (free transfer hotel, city tour). Further, they release a good amount of award availability, and Aeroplan doesn’t charge fuel surcharges to redeem on them! For this trip, we were flying Malta – Istanbul – Toronto in Business Class.
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There are some good deals out of Toronto and Montreal…
Toronto YYZ – Nice NCE on Turkish Airlines for $517USD
This fare is available late March and all of April. You have to have a long layover in Istanbul, however, you may qualify for a free hotel in Istanbul from Turkish Airlines. From what I’ve heard they’re nice hotels, and Istanbul is a GREAT city to have a full day in!
Turkish Airlines, a Star Alliance carrier, has been offering an extremely generous status match program for a number of years. It’s a relatively easy process, and this Sunday Reader Question addresses: How do I get a Turkish Airlines status match?
On a recent Aeroplan pricing error, I booked two passengers between Toronto to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines business for a total of 100,000 points. Since the pricing error was short lived, I didn’t do any research or make any plans prior to booking. Now that my trip is a month out, my travel companion and I sat down last night to figure out a plan.
I just booked an award trip to Sydney, flying: Air Canada Business from Toronto YYZ to Los Angeles LAX, then United First Class LAX to Sydney SYD. I have 10 days in the region, then I fly back SYD to Seoul ICN on Asiana Business, and ICN to Montreal YUL via Istanbul IST on Turkish Business. I paid around ~$400 for this ticket, and 190,000 Aeroplan points.