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Can I Transfer Turkish Airlines Miles?

Whenever you travel with the airlines or participate in flyer programs, you redeem some miles, which you can use during bookings, cancelations, etc. While traveling with Turkish Airlines, you can redeem miles. You can use these for many things. Turkish airlines do not allow you to transfer the miles to United airlines, but you can use Turkish airline's miles to book a United flight.

Follow the below steps to book a United Airlines flight with Turkish miles:

  • Go to the website of United Airlines in any preferable search engine.
  • Then click on the new bookings from the left side of the screen. 
  • Further, you must fill out the destination and departure airport names. 
  • Following this, mention the travel dates and the date of coming back if it is a round trip back. 
  • Then mention the passenger details like name, contact number, and mail id and click on submit details. 
  • Following this, a payment page will come; you need to mention the Turkish airline's miles number in that section and complete the payments. 
  • You will get a confirmation mail on the given mail id. 


Can I transfer my Turkish Airlines Miles?

Turkish Airlines allows you to use their miles on other airlines, but they do not give access to transfer the miles to some other airlines. You can only share your miles to some different accounts on Turkish airlines, but there are some terms and conditions as well that you need to fulfill. If you want to transfer your Turkish airline's miles to any different airlines, then you need to connect with the representatives of Turkish airlines. To communicate with representatives, you can follow the below process. 

  • Dial this number 1-800-874-8875
  • Then choose the comfortable language
  • Lastly, follow the IVR instruction
  • Press 1 If you want to make the new bookings 
  • Press 2 to modify the bookings or cancel the flight 
  • Press 3. If you want to know about miles and smiles 
  • Press 4 if you have a query related to luggage 
  • Press 5 to connect with the representatives. 
  • Press 6 if you want to visit the back menu 


Press the key, and then connect with the representatives.

Can I Upgrade my Turkish Airlines Ticket with United Miles?

United Airlines allows you to upgrade your Turkish airline's bookings using United miles. To know the detailed process, you need to follow the steps below.  

  • Visit Turkish airline's official website in any suitable search engine. 
  • Then you need to click on the manage bookings page from the left side of the screen. 
  • Following this, mention the passenger's surname and booking reference number in the given space. 
  • Further bookings will come on the screen; you need to choose which you want to modify. 
  • Next, you must go to the seat upgrade tab and change the seat type.
  • After this, you need to save the changes, and the payments page will open. 
  • Next, to make the payments choose the miles option and then mention the United miles number.
  • Last Turkish airlines will deduct miles from the United airlines account and send you confirmation mail on the contact mail. 


How Much Does It Cost To Transfer Miles on Turkish Airlines?

The amount you need to pay to transfer your Turkish airline's miles will be around 10USD to 14USD per 1000 miles as per the fee. The fees will increase if you share the miles during festivals, holidays, or other long vacations.

Can I Transfer Miles from Turkish Airlines to Lufthansa?

You can use Turkish airlines miles to book a Lufthansa airlines flight, or you can modify your booking like seat change, date change, flight, add luggage, etc. But Turkish airlines will not allow you to transfer the miles to the Lufthansa account. Most of the time, Turkish airlines miles are used to add luggage, food and beverages, special assistance, etc. on Lufthansa airlines and if you want to do it, follow the steps.

  • Open Lufthansa airlines flight
  • Then click to manage bookings
  • Following this, fill out the last name and booking number
  • Then you can see two options modify the booking or cancel the bookings
  • Choose the option of modifying bookings and then make the changes you want
  • Next, you need to save changes and then mention the number of Turkish airlines miles in the payments section
  • Further, you must log in to your Turkish airline's account and pay the fee through miles
  • Lastly, a mail you will get on the registered mail id


How Much are Turkish Airlines Miles Worth?

The miles are earned once you fly with the airline, according to which you can receive an award ticket. You can also apply your miles while purchasing the flight ticket with cash & miles, and you can buy things from shop & miles. Turkish airlines that provide award tickets for flights within the same region will cost you around 15000, 25000, and 40000 miles on the round trip ticket for the economy, business, and first class. If you want to add 10000 additional miles to get an award flight ticket, you can purchase the miles at a rate of $27 per 1000 miles.

  • You can hold your award tickets for 72 hours even if you have zero miles in your account. Award tickets that you will receive can have up to eight segments in which, four on the inbound and others on the outbound.  
  • Airlines permit you to change or cancel your award tickets for a fee of $25. You can take advantage of these miles from fuel to health. You can enhance and upgrade the comfort of your flights with these miles.


How To Claim Turkish Airlines Miles?

You can claim Turkish airlines miles online with the help of the below-mentioned procedure, which is explained in layman's language so that you can apply without expert guidance. 

  • You need to visit the official home page of the Turkish airline.
  • Then move to my miles transactions.
  • After that, click on the 'claim miles' option.
  • Now enter your flight number, flight date, booking class, route, and a ticket number.
  • Once the airline confirms your ticket, then you will get miles in your account. 
  • At last, you will receive a message or confirmation mail on your registered email. 


How Do I Convert Miles To Turkish Airlines?

Conversion of miles can be converted through the official Turkish airline site or can go for airline application. You can convert your earned miles while spending it with the miles and smiles credit card into status miles, the help of which you can extend or upgrade your membership.

  • You can convert miles into status miles if you have your account, and miles cannot be transferable to other members. 
  • Miles are earned through miles and smiles; you can convert credit cards into status miles. You cannot convert Advance miles into status miles.
  • You will get a confirmation mail and a message on registered contact details once you have converted your miles successfully.
  • You need to have a miles and smiles partnership credit card so that it will be easier for you to convert miles into status miles.
  • You can convert five bonus miles into one status mile free of cost. And the airline is allowed to convert up to 40000 status miles per year.


Do Turkish Airlines Miles Expire?

The miles are valid for three years from the date of earning; after that, the miles will expire. You can extend the validity. The charge is around $10 for every 1000 miles.

If you have any questions about miles, contact a Turkish airline customer service executive. Without hesitation, call the toll-free number 1 (800) 874-8875, which is available 24 hours and seven days.

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