United Airlines Mileage Accrual Changes with Turkish Airlines and Why We Will No Longer Feature Their Fares
Long time readers know that we feature Turkish Airlines deals with some regularity. Turkish offers good prices and a solid product for travel from the United States to Europe, Middle East and Africa. On top of that, it is a member of the Star Alliance and partners with United Airlines and US Airways, earning mileage and elite status benefits for United and US Airways flyers.
Until February 28th, the cheap tickets that Turkish offered – G, W and P coach fares were 100% mileage earning with United. However, United and Turkish mutually agreed that these fares will no longer earn miles at 100%, but instead at ZERO percent beginning March 1st.
The Flight Deal is not only about cheap airfares but also about traveling wisely. That means using miles for aspirational and expensive travel while buying cheap tickets to earn miles. With cheap fares from Turkish no longer mileage earning, we will no longer feature them in our regular rotation unless they are super cheap (yes, we will use a qualitative measure vs our standard 6 cents per mile to determine super cheap).
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