We have pretty much stopped publishing Turkish Airline deals because most their fares do not earn any miles with either United or US Airways. However, we do make exceptions if the fare is great. Maldives for under $900 is one of those exceptions!
[Update 5/23/2013 @ 2:15AM Eastern – looks like most of November inventory is gone. January, 2014 onward still seems to be good]
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample from New York
- November 5th – 14th
- Valid for travel from November 1st – 30th or January 10th, 2014 – March 10th, 2014. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability — enable advanced routing codes and enter “ist” on the outbound field and return fields to search only Turkish availability. Must purchase by March 31st, 2014 (THIS WILL NOT LAST until then)
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
Partner Fare Class:
- JFK – IST (Istanbul) – MLE (Male, Maldives) – IST – JFK
- 17,506 miles or 4.9 cents per mile. Turkish Airlines is a member of Star Alliance and is an United Airlines partner. However, this fare does not earn any miles with United. We do recommend that you open a Turkish Airlines frequent flyer account (it’s free) to collect these 17.5K miles which you can use for a future flight.
How to Book:
- Use dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and go to Hipmunk.com.
- On the From field, enter “JFK::IST” (For Washington D.C., enter IAD::IST)
- On the To field, enter “MLE::IST”
- This will show the itinerary and will link you to Expedia.com to book.
- [Update 5/21/2013 @ 5:30PM Eastern – Hipmunk will know link to Priceline and it is correctly pricing at $869]
- Visa: US Citizens – not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR). $1USD = 15.36 MVR
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
- How to Avoid International Data Roaming Charges
For more of the latest cheap New York Flight Deals:
- Go to the The New York Flight Deals page
For more of the latest cheap Washington D.C. / Baltimore Flight Deals:
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