Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles frequent flyer program is planning a massive award chart devaluation, which kicks in for bookings as of February 16, 2024.
This award chart devaluation is rough and completely changes the value proposition of the Miles&Smiles program.
Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles devaluation
Turkish Airlines used to price tickets as Origin to Destination. Now, Turkish will move to additive, per-segment award pricing. For instance, here is an example that the airline presents on the website for an award from Dubai to London.
- For flights departing from abroad – connecting in Turkey – and arriving abroad, the sum of the Miles for flights arriving and departing from Turkey is taken as the basis.
For example, if you want to issue an economy class promotional award ticket from Dubai to London, you need to spend 18,000 Miles for the DXB-IST segment and 15,000 Miles for the IST-LHR segment, totaling 33,000 Miles.
- For flights departing from abroad – connecting in Turkey – and arriving in Turkey, the Miles to be spent for the domestic segment of the flight are as follows: 2,000 Miles for a promotional award ticket in Economy class and 4,000 Miles for a guaranteed seat award ticket; 5,000 Miles for a promotional award ticket in Business class, and 7,000 Miles for a guaranteed seat award ticket.
For example, if you want to issue an economy class promotional award ticket from Dubai to Antalya, you need to spend 18,000 Miles for the DXB-IST segment and 2,000 Miles for the IST-AYT segment, totaling 20,000 Miles.
* Mileage values given in the tables are valid for a one-way ticket.
Once these changes are implemented, there will be no reason to transfer points to Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles programm. The program will no longer be the best, even for Turkish Airlines redemptions.