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I have been Elite Plus with Miles&Smiles for a few years now. I like Turkish Airlines’ program because it is one of the cheaper ways to get Star Alliance Gold status, their top tier is reasonably achievable and it comes with some good perks.

One of the perks Elite Plus members get are two upgrade certificates for each year of status validity (Miles&Smiles status is valid for two years).

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Turkish Airlines has jumped on the bandwagon of ancillary services some time ago and is now selling premium seats on their flights for a fee starting at US$29 for short flights and upwards for long haul.

Airlines all over the world have started to charge for every imaginable extra perk or service separately, especially in Economy Class so it comes at no surprise Turkish is now offering it as well. [click to continue…]

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Turkish Airlines has launched interesting award discount promotion for select Miles&Smiles members.

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles 1 Miles To From Istanbul Economy Award Sale May 7 - July 14 2017

Miles&Smiles members are able to redeem an economy round-trip award ticket to Turkey for just 1 miles for travel between May 7 – July 14, 2017. Member is required to pay taxes and sometimes those very high fees (read fuel surcharges). [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a question by email that I had been waiting for since the electronics ban was instituted on certain flights to the United States.

Turkish Airlines PIR U

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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This week the Compensation Clinic visits Turkish Airlines flight delay ex-SEZ (Seychelles) that lead to missed connection in Istanbul and arriving to Paris more than five hours late.

Turkish Airlines Flight Delay Compensation

Remember that our readers can also always email us, send us a Facebook message or Tweet about the issues you have with hotels, airlines and other travel providers. We’ll feature one new Compensation Clinic-case each week.

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Although Turkey is not part of the European Union, there is a similar law/customer commitment in place as the EC 261/2004.

Turkish Airlines Passenger Rights

Readers have sent in several cases that deal with issues with Turkish Airlines especially during wintertime when some snow in Istanbul appears to bring the entire operations down. Just in case the Passenger Rights leaflets have gone “missing” or run out, I have included copy in PDF format below. [click to continue…]

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Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles have outdone themselves once again after yet another walking-back from original promotion conditions, baiting customers into purchasing their tickets and then switching the original offer.

In February Miles&Smiles targeted select members with a very generous promotion to earn 2x status miles in Economy and 4x status miles in Business Class until June 15th 2017. [click to continue…]