A good sale to Tbilisi or Almaty.
Tbilisi is $448 while Almaty is $538
Since we will get comments about transit safety in Istanbul, here’s a post from Matthew at Live and Let’s Fly. He has transited through Istanbul numerous times.
Here’s some practical travel tips to Kazakhstan.
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample to Tbilisi
- September 12th – 19th
- Valid for travel on the outbound from late August – November or January, 2017 – May, 2017. Earliest return is September 12th and early January, 2017 returns are blackout. 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: JFK
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ist
- Destination: TBS
- For Almaty availability, replace TBS with ALA on the Destination: field
- Return Advanced Routing Code: ist
- (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)
- 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.
- JFK – IST (Istanbul) – TBS (Tbilisi) – IST – JFK
- One permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Turkish Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance and United partner. Mileage earning with United is as follows:
- Miles Flown: 11,672 miles or 3.8 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 0 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 0 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 “Turkish” 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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- Visa: US Citizens – not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Georgian Lari (GEL). $1USD = 2.34 GEL
- 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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