With many airlines playing hard-to-get with cash refunds on canceled flights, some airlines have created some intriguing options to keep people from asking for refunds. Turkish Airlines has definitely been one of the best at this with various options and now is a really great option – available once again.
Turkish Airlines Ticket Into Airline Voucher Plus 15%
This was actually an option by phone back in March (which seems really long ago now!) but they had taken it away for a while. So, the options available to those who had canceled tickets were:
- Convert ticket into miles at a rate of 1,000 miles per €10 value of ticket
- Change the ticket for no fee or fare increase
- Convert to an Open Ticket that allows flight to any city in the region with no fare increase or change fee
- Cash refund up to 60 days after flight operations begin again
While the cash option is preferable for many, having an Open Ticket option was great if you were flying someplace that had originally been cheap. With this, you can fly to any other city in the region without any increase at all. Even more intriguing was the mile conversion. If that works for you, a €450 economy ticket would convert to 45,000 miles – or enough miles for a one way business class ticket between the US and Europe.
Our family had a big trip between the US and Europe and back earlier this month – obviously, we did not take that trip! So, we had been considering our options. Today, I was checking again and noticed they put the voucher option up. I quickly took advantage of this one! Getting an extra 15% value is going to be huge and give us almost enough credit for another family trip to Europe!
What You Need to do for a Turkish Airlines Voucher
Here is what you need to know:
- Go to this link to get started
- Enter your confirmation number/ticket number and other information
- Receive an e-mail and text message with your reference number
- Wait 7 days (if you did this for yourself) and if the flights are wholly on Turkish
- Longer waits if you are requesting for someone else or flying other airlines in conjunction with Turkish
That’s it! If you think you may fly with Turkish Airlines in the future and if you did not get a killer deal on your current ticket, this option could be very helpful. But, if you have a very cheap ticket right now, you may be better off going with the Open Ticket option.
One thing I do not know yet is how long the voucher is good for. When I hear from them, I will update this. For us, it doesn’t really matter as the voucher would be good for at least one year and we ill be using it later this year.