Kazakhstan is on our bucket list of places to visit. Here’s an interesting article from the NY Times on its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics — worth the read.
Here’s some practical travel tips to Kazakhstan.
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample from Washington D.C.
- May 10th – 18th
- Valid for travel on the outbound until May 12th or September – October. Must purchase at least 7 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: IAD
- For New York availability, replace IAD with JFK on the Departing from: field
- For Boston availability, replace IAD with BOS on the Departing from: field
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: dl+ /f bc=v
- Destination: ALA
- Return Advanced Routing Code: dl+ /f bc=v
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Departing from: IAD
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Book” section below.
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- IAD – AMS (Amsterdam) – ALA (Almaty) – AMS – IAD
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 14,234 miles or 5.5 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 14,234 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 3,395 miles
How to Book:
- Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you enter “Delta” on the Airline textbox under the Advanced Options section of the form.
- Priceline’s risk free 24 hour cancellation policy here.
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Activities and Tours
- Viator – The world's largest marketplace for destination activities and tours
- Visa Requirements: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Kazakhstani Tenge (KZT). $1USD = 334.50 KZT
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
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- Go to the The New York Flight Deals page
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