A decent deal to Helsinki with layover options in Istanbul! Think of it as two trips for the price of one. You can use Helsinki as a base to explore Finland and the Baltics – Estonia is just a short 2 hour ferry ride away.
- May 3rd – 9th. Valid for travel until May 15th or August 21st – March 31st, 2013. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability. Enable advance routing codes and enter “tk+” on both outbound and inbound to only search Turkish Airlines, otherwise, you will not see the fare. Must purchase by March 31st, 2013.
- JFK – IST (Istanbul) – HEL (Helsinki) – IST – JFK. Includes a nice overnight layover in Istanbul. Use it to explore the city.
- 12,745 miles or 5.9 cents per mile. Turkish Airlines is a partner with United Airlines and is a member of the Star Alliance, you will receive 100% mileage credit with United Airlines. Provide the Turkish Airlines checkin staff with your MileagePlus number to receive your miles.
- Visa: US Citizens – not required
- Currency: Euro (EUR) $1USD = 0.76 EUR
Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:
- No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards to save on international purchases
- Don’t get hit with Dynamic Currency Conversion
- Get your taxes refunded when shopping