Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles seems to have an irregular system of offering certain destinations at a 25% discount when using miles. For awhile, the promotion was running monthly. Now it seems more ad hoc. If you’ve managed to accumulate some miles as a result of posting some flights to Miles & Smiles to obtain or retain Star Alliance Gold (more info here), then these 25% discounts can be a good way to use those accumulated miles. Unfortunately, the discounts don’t seem to apply when you try to connect in Istanbul going elsewhere, even when both destinations are on the list, so this promotion is of most benefit to those wishing to visit Istanbul. (or those living there)
The latest promotion will run for flights between now and 27 February, 2016. All travel must take place within that period. All booking classes should be included.
Unfortunately there are no British airports on the list of 107 destinations. Rather than replicate the list here, I encourage interested Miles & Smiles members to check out this Turkish Airlines webpage.
What I really would like to see return is the 100% bonus on paid flights to select destinations. That made it rather easy for me to re-qualify for two more years of elite status with one cheap return flight to Asia in Business Class back in 2014…