Turkish Airlines has come up with a suite of great value booking offers to help passengers get more value from their tickets. With their offers to either book now for flexible future travel or exchange tickets for boosted travel vouchers, buying a ticket now could be worth even more in the future. Here’s what you need to know.
Fancy a money-making investment?
There are very few things in life that are sure-fire investments. Stocks, cryptocurrencies, precious metals… in theory, they should help you grow your money, but that’s not always the case. Still, there’s one thing you absolutely never make money on, and that’s airline tickets. Or is it?
As international travel begins to pick up again, so will the demand for flight tickets. So a
roundtrip flight could cost several times more than what you pay for today. The good news is,
Turkish Airlines is offering many excellent alternatives that can add more value to your
Here’s how it works.
Book now for flexible travel
For bookings made for travel between now and December 31st, 2020, passengers can avail of the airline’s ‘Zero Change Fee’ or ‘Change To Open’ ticket conditions to fly at another time. With nothing to pay at all, ticket holders can swap their booking for any other date up to December 31st, 2021, and to any destination within the same region.
If passengers wish to cancel their plans but don’t know when they will travel yet, their ticket can be changed to ‘open’ status. This means they retain the right to book another flight at no additional cost any time between now and the end of December 2021. For full details of this, you can check out the Turkish Airlines website.
But how does changing the date of the ticket make it increase in value? Well, the logic here is simple.
Airlines price tickets based on demand, and right now, demand couldn’t be lower. That means many routes are being sold at unprecedently low fares in a bid to stimulate demand. By this time next year, all being well, demand should have recovered somewhat, making ticket prices far higher than they are right now.
Applying that logic to the ticket booking process, and that $330 return between Los Angeles and Istanbul you book today could be worth well over $500 come this time next year.
Take vouchers to add value
If you’ve suffered at the hands of a canceled flight, Turkish Airlines has got your back. The airline is offering flight credits in place of a cash refund, and will add 15% to its value, letting you fly further next time. The additional credit can be used towards any flight at any point in the next two years.
As an example, a $300 flight ticket that requires refunding due to a canceled flight can be refunded for $300 in cash. Alternatively, it can be exchanged for a voucher worth $345, which can then be applied to any flight, to any destination for two years from the date of exchange. Full details are, again, available on the Turkish Airlines website.
It’s a great one-two offer from Turkish designed to stimulate ticket purchases now, even if flights aren’t taken until later. So if you think there is a chance that you will fly at any point
before 2022, right now is an excellent time to book a ticket on Turkish Airlines.