Miles&Smiles is the frequent flyer program of Turkish Airlines and it’s free to join. Once part of the scheme, passengers earn points in a variety of different ways. The most common is by buying flights, either with Turkish Airlines or any of their partners, including Star Alliance members. Customers can also rack up miles by shopping with certain credit cards or purchasing a range of selected services, such as hotel bookings, car rentals or insurance policies.
When enough points have been earned, they can be redeemed in several ways. As always, the best way to do this will be purchasing airfare, either with Turkish Airlines or one of their partners. However, there are also other redemption options, such as buying petrol with Shell and Petrol Ofisi or making purchases via Turkish Airlines shopping portal.
Passengers who rack up enough status miles - a separate type of mile earned only by flying with Turkish Airlines - can work their way through the carrier's elite membership levels. Details of entry requirements and parks are below.
Classic Plus - 25,000 status miles
Business class check-ins
Lounge access for flights within Turkey
Extra 10kg baggage allowance
Star Alliance Silver Card
Elite - 40,000 status miles
Benefits of Classic Plus
Lounge access for international flights + one guest
Extra 20kg baggage allowance
Free seat selection
Elite Plus - 80,000 status miles
Benefits of Elite
Two free cabin upgrades on Turkish Airlines flights
Extra 25kg baggage allowance
Guaranteed seat in certain cabin classes