Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles Extends Member Tiers By An Additional 12 Months

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Turkish Airlines previously extended member tiers by six months (read more here), and has now pushed through an additional 12 months extension.

The extension of status doesn’t appear to affect the expiry of award miles unless Turkish Airlines takes separate action to waive it.

You can access Turkish Airlines here.

Here’s a screenshot that a reader sent:

His status was first extended by six months through the end of 2020 (was expiring on June 30) and yesterday until December 31, 2021.

Freddo had his status extended through August 31, 2023.

Miles are expiring, however.

UPDATE: Here’s the email that Miles&Smiles has now sent out:

Conclusion

Turkish Airlines should work with its communication. It would be great to let elite members know that their status has been extended rather than just pushing it through.

Miles&Smiles should also extend the validity of the award miles. It is unrealistic to force members to use them in the current environment or expire them (and book a financial gain).

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