Turkish Airlines: Chicago – Ankara, Turkey. $687. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Ankara is the capital of Turkey. It is a good springboard to visiting the Anatolia region, Cappadocia and the Black Sea coast.

Ankara, Turkey Photo: Adam Jones, Ph.D., used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Date:

  • February 1st – February 8th, 2013. Valid for travel from December 24th – March 31st, 2013. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability — enable “advanced routing codes” and enter “tk+” on both the outbound and return field to search for only Turkish Airlines. We see best availability from late January to early March. Must purchase by March 31st, 2013. (This does not mean the fare will be available until then; Turkish can pull this at anytime)


  • ORD – IST (Istanbul) – ESB (Ankara) – IST – ORD


  • 11,402 miles or 6.0 cents per miles. 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. 11,402 miles is almost enough for a one way domestic reward ticket — or up to $250 in value. Provide the Turkish Airlines checkin staff with your MileagePlus number to receive your miles.


Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Visa on Arrival for $20. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Turkish Lira (TRY) – $1USD = 1.87 TRY

Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:


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