Turkish Airlines and IndiGo, the largest airline in India, announced a codeshare agreement in 2020, and now Miles&Smiles elite members can enjoy select benefits on their flights.
The Miles&Smiles elite benefits only apply to flights operated by Indigo but marketed by Turkish Airlines. The Miles&Smiles member number must be added to the purchase during the booking process and cannot be amended by IndiGo check-in staff.
You can access Turkish Airlines page for IndiGo here.
Here are the Miles&Smiles benefits on IndiGo:
Enjoy privileges before your flight and onboard!
Miles&Smiles members enjoy benefits on their codeshare flights operated by IndiGo Airlines. Enter your membership number during booking your ticket on Turkish Airlines website and enjoy the privileges according to your tier level.
Presenting membership number during check-in is currently not available. Members must enter their membership numbers at booking.
These privileges only apply to Turkish Airlines marketed and IndiGo operated flights.
Priority Check-in and Priority Baggage
Classic Plus, Elite and Elite Plus members enjoy the Fast Forward service provided by IndiGo. Check-in at your dedicated counter, leave and take your baggage first. The Fast Forward service has a dedicated counter and queue at 70 airports for your Domestic flights and 17 airports in India for International travel, as well as in Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Colombo, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Male, Muscat, Phuket, Sharjah, Singapore and Jeddah airports. Please check IndiGo’s website for further details and latest information.
Miles&Smiles Elite and Elite Plus members enjoy IndiGo contracted lounges.
On your flight
Meal on Board
A combination of a cold meal and a beverage will be provided to all members.
Subject to availability for Classic Plus, Elite and Elite Plus members.
Baggage allowance details
Check-in Baggage Allowance
All Miles&Smiles members can carry a maximum of 20 kgs (from IST) and 30 kgs (from Indian destinations) as Check-in baggage on their flights. Classic Plus members are allowed 10 kgs in additional baggage, Elite and Elite Plus members enjoy an additional 20 kgs in Check-in baggage allowance.*
For excess baggage purchases, IndiGo’s excess baggage policy applies. Please check IndiGo’s website for further details and latest information.
*For passengers connecting from or to United States or Canada, related Turkish Airlines baggage allowance rules apply.
Carry-on Baggage Allowance
On Domestic routes, all Miles&Smiles members can carry 1 piece of carry-on baggage.
On International routes, Classic card owners can carry 1 piece of carry-on baggage. Classic Plus, Elite and Elite Plus members can carry-on 2 pieces.
Classic and Classic Plus card holders are allowed 8 kgs per piece. For Elite and Elite Plus members, the carry-on baggage allowance is 10 kgs per piece.
IndiGo has been most recently expanding its flights to countries close to India.
It is the largest airline in India in terms of flown passengers and number of aircraft. It is, however, a low-cost carrier.
Elite benefits don’t often apply to codeshare flights flown by partners unless they belong to the same alliance. It is good to see that Miles&Smiles members get something out of these IndiGo flights IF they are marketed by Turkish.