United – $556: Chicago / Washington D.C. / Boston – Istanbul, Turkey. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale to Istanbul and about a $25 price drop from earlier this month.

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey - Photo: t-mizo via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey – Photo: t-mizo via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from Chicago
  • January 23rd – 30th, 2015

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound from January, 2015 – March 27th, 2015. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: ORD
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code:  yyz
    • Destination:  IST
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: yyz
    • Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • (For Washington D.C. availability, replace ORD with WAS on the Departing from: field)
    • (For Boston availability, replace ORD with BOS on the Departing from: field)
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Length of stay “5-12” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
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Fare Class:

  • L

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $471


  • ORD – YYZ (Toronto) – IST (Istanbul) – YYZ – ORD. Flights will be operated by Air Canada under United flight numbers. This is an L fare, so if you pick flights operated by United or Lufthansa, you will also earn 100% mileage. If you pick flights operated by Air Canada, it will be 100% mileage for segments between Canada and Turkey and 25% for segments between US and Canada and within Canada. Any Austrian and Swiss operated flights would not earn miles.


Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):

  • W Class
  • $933 (United metal to/from Munich)


  • United will be revenue based mileage earning starting March 1st, 2015. Miles will be earn base on elite qualifying dollars multiple by 5 as base level earning and up to 11 for 1K level members. We will be showing the 2015 base mileage earning for all United fares going forward to show how negative the changes are for a majority of United flyers.
    • 2014: 11,088 miles or 5.0 cents per mile.
    • March 1st, 2015:  2,355 miles or a difference of 8,733 miles.

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select United.




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Comments (2)

  • AC 8 years ago Reply

    Turkish Airlines undercuts this price from Boston–549 RT ai

    The Flight Deal 8 years ago Reply

    @AC – it might be cheaper by a few bucks, but United’s fare earns about 11K miles before 3/1 whereas Turkish Airlines fare earns 0 with everyone but themselves. With Turkish, it earns 25%. 11K miles is 1.5k short of a domestic one-way reward ticket. Thats worth way more than saving $7.

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