Turkish Airlines: Washington D.C. – Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. $503. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Sharm El Sheikh is THE beach resort destination for Egypt. It’s also a good destination for diving.

Due to the potential for political unrest in Egypt, it would be advisable for any traveler to buy Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) travel insurance. We do not have a vendor recommendation, but you should do some research to see what works best for your situation.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt - Photo: mattk1979, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt – Photo: mattk1979, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • February 10th – 19th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from February 8th – 24th, 2013. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability — enable advanced routing codes and enter “tk+” to search only Turkish Airlines availability. Must purchase at least 8 days in advance of departure.


  • IAD – IST (Istanbul) – SSH (Sharm El Sheikh) – IST – IAD.  This includes an overnight layover on both the outbound and return. According to their website, Turkish Airlines provides a free transit hotel stay in Istanbul for layovers greater than 10 hours. (The link might not show up properly with Firefox, although it is confirmed to work with Chrome.)


  • 12,352 miles or 4.1 cents per mile. Turkish is a member of 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 have been reports that G class fares are not crediting with United properly and require 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 / $15 for 30 day Visa. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP) $1USD = 6.1 EGP

Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:

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