There are ongoing political protests in Turkey. We advise if you are going to take advantage of this fare to monitor the situation. At the moment, reports indicate that if you stay out of the areas of protest, you will be fine. However, the situation is very fluid. If you plan on going, we recommend you enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) before you go.
That said, Istanbul is definitely worth visiting.
Sample Travel Date:
- November 19th – 27th
- Valid for travel from October 27th – December 12th or January 9th, 2014 – March 27th, 2014 for Sunday through Thursday departures from the United States and Monday through Thursday departures to the United States.. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability — enable advanced routing codes and enter “yyz” on both the outbound and return fields to search only Air Canada availability. Must purchase by September 12th
- IAH – YYZ (Toronto) – IST (Istanbul) – YYZ – IAH.
- 12,724 miles or 5.5 cents per mile. Air Canada is a member of Star Alliance and United partner. This fare will earn 100% mileage with United. Provide the checkin agent with your United MileagePlus frequent flyer number to receive credit.
How to Book:
- Use dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and book on Orbitz.com. Make sure “Additional search options” is selected then check “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select “Air Canada” to price this out.
- Make sure you select an itinerary that is fully operated by Air Canada to guarantee mileage earning with United.