United – $656: Houston – Istanbul, Turkey. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A nice price drop from two weeks ago. Unlike last time, this is for 2015 travel whereas last time, it was travel for this year.

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

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


Sample Travel Date:

  • January 16th – 23rd, 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

How to Search for Availability:

    • Departing from: IAH
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: o:ua yyz
    • Destination:  IST
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: yyz o:ua
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Length of stay “0-7″. The maximum range is 7 days, so enter ranges like so: 0-7, 5-12, 7-14, etc.

Sample Routing:

  • IAH – YYZ (Toronto) – IST (Istanbul) – YYZ – IAH. The flights between Toronto and Istanbul will be operated by Air Canada under United flight numbers. To ensure maximum mileage accrual, take the United flights operated by Mesa / United Express between Houston and Toronto. This routing will guarantee the maximum number of miles.

Sample Mileage:

  • 12,742 miles or 5.1 cents per mile. Some flights will be operated by Air Canada. Please read above about mileage accrual: you can earn 100% mileage with United as long as you take the sample routing and the flights described above.

Get Tickets:

  • Book on Orbitz using dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure “Additional search options” is selected then check “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select “United Airlines”.


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