Fly Turkish Business Class to Istanbul for 55K Points

Fly Turkish Business Class to Istanbul for 55K Points
Turkish Airlines Business Class


Fly Turkish Airlines Flat Bed Business Class to Istanbul for 55K points on select dates in early 2025, with the best availability February-April 2025. Turkish Airlines Business Class has various layouts; the older product on the Boeing 777 and A330 are in a 2-2-2 or 2-3-2 configuration. Look instead to fly on its 787 or A350 aircraft, where each seat has direct aisle access.

While Istanbul is well worth exploring, it's also easy to fly elsewhere in Europe; nonstop flights to Athens take 1.5 hours, Vienna is 2.5 hours, Rome and Prague are less than 3 hours, and Nice is a little over 3 hours.


Turkish Airlines U.S. Gateway Cities Available via LifeMiles

Avianca LifeMiles can book Turkish Airlines Business Class for 63,000 points, and there's a 15% transfer bonus from AMEX Membership Rewards, so 55,000 AMEX points transfer, with the bonus, to 63,250 LifeMiles.

While LifeMiles is unable to reserve Turkish Airlines award flights from DEN, DFW, DTW and SEA, awards can be booked from:

  • Atlanta ATL
  • Boston BOS (A350 through March 2025)
  • Chicago ORD
  • Houston IAH (A350 with suites on select days April-May 2025)
  • Los Angeles LAX (A350 with suites on select days through March 2025)
  • New York JFK
  • Washington, DC IAD (A350 with suites on select days April-May 2025)


Something to note, however: we don't recommend Turkish Airlines for passengers with severe peanut or nut allergies, as there have been a number of unfortunate incidents involving allergy sufferers.


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