Turkish Airlines: Philadelphia – Istanbul, Turkey. $624. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Istanbul is definitely worth visiting with its good mix of Western and Eastern cultures.

Photo: David Spender, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Photo: David Spender, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Date:

  • February 1st – 8th

Fare Availability:


  • PHL – JFK (New York) – IST (Istanbul) – ORD (Chicago) – PHL


  • 11,243 miles or 5.5 cents per mile. The PHL – JFK segment is operated by Delta, while the ORD-PHL segment is operated by American. You will receive miles with each segment’s respective frequent flyer programs. The JFK – IST – ORD segments is operated by Turkish Airlines. Turkish is a member of the Star Alliance and partners with United Airlines. Provide the Turkish check-in staff with your United MileagePlus number to receive 100% credit. This is booked in G class; there has been reports that G class fares are not crediting with United properly and required multiple manual requests with United to get credit. If so, your mileage may vary with crediting.


How to Book:

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

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