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Turkish Airlines Implements New Award Charts [Major Devaluation]

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Everyone, weep. Then, grab a tissue and transfer your points over to Turkish Airlines ASAP because the airline is officially gutting its award chart.

You have until February 15, 2024, to book at the existing rates, so if you have any upcoming travel, do it now. Originally flagged by Prince of Travel, Turkish’s own website now confirms the changes are coming.

Let’s take a look.

Turkish Airlines Award Chart Changes

Rates are rising across the board for Turkish Airlines redemptions, including our favorite sweet spots. It’s almost impossible to summarize in a few screenshots, but here are the new charts for Star Alliance partner award tickets:

Turkish Airlines new award chart pricing
Image Credit: Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines new award chart
Image Credit: Turkish Airlines

Meanwhile, here’s the chart that’s valid until February 15, 2024.

Turkish Airlines old award chart pricing
Image Credit: Turkish Airlines

That probably looks like a lot of word (or number) salad — and it doesn’t even cover the new chart for flights operated by Turkish Airlines. To save you the hassle, here are the main highlights of what’s changing:

  • Partner awards from North America to Europe in business class are going from 45,000 miles to 85,000 miles one-way.
  • Turkish Airlines awards from North America to Europe (Turkey) in business class are going from 45,000 miles to 65,000 miles one-way.
  • Partner award for domestic U.S. flights are increasing:
    • Economy class: 7,500 miles to 10,000 miles.
    • Business class: 12,500 miles to 15,000 miles.
  • Partner awards from North America to North Africa in business class are increasing from 60,000 miles to 105,000 miles one-way.
  • Partner awards from North America to the Middle East in business class are going from 47,000 miles to 93,000 miles one-way.

There’s a lot more to unpack, but the gist of the situation is that soon, many sweet spots are getting more expensive when booked through Turkish Airlines.

Notably, one of our favorite redemptions, business class to Europe for just 45,000 miles, is increasing in price. Interestingly, you’ll now pay different amounts depending on whether you’re on Turkish metal.

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One of the best Europe business class sweet spots is now gutted. Image Credit: United

It’s especially bad if you’re on a Star Alliance partner, such as United or Air Canada, with a dismal 85,000-mile cost. The same flight on Turkish? Just 55,000 miles.

It’s not the end of the world when it comes to domestic flights within the U.S., which is another favorite sweet spot with Turkish miles. Although rates are going up for both economy and first class flights, they’re still relatively well-priced.

As a reminder, you can earn Turkish miles by transferring Bilt Rewards points, Capital One miles, or Citi ThankYou points at a 1:1 rate.

Bottom Line:

This is not a huge surprise since its current award chart is the most generous in existence. Nonetheless, it is a huge disappointment. You’ll want to dig through the new award charts yourself to see everything that’s changing, but overall, the award rates are increasing by nearly 50%.

Final Thoughts

Turkish Airlines is changing its award chart beginning February 16, 2024. Although this isn’t technically a no-notice devaluation, it’s still short timing.

If you want to take advantage of Turkey’s existing (and very generous) award chart, do it now before the prices go up.

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About Carissa Rawson

Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.

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