Colombo, Sri Lanka: €1,355 Turkish Airlines Business Class from Romania

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Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines offers cheap business class rides from Romania to Sri Lanka. Flight from Bucharest to Colombo are available for as little as €1,355 (~RON 6,727). A change of planes in Istanbul is necessary in both directions.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Skyscanner with your selected flight dates. It seems like this deal is exclusively available via online travel agencies, as Turkish Airlines charges roughly €400 more on its website.

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Flights from Romania to Istanbul are mostly Boeing 737 or Airbus A320 services. These planes feature recliner seats in a 2-2 seating pattern in their business class section. The long flights from Istanbul to Sri Lanka are Airbus A330 services with lie-flat-seats in a 2-2-2 configuration.

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, these tickets are on sale until June 13, 2024 for travel during the Summer holidays. There is no minimum stay necessary to get the lowest price.

Google Flights helps you find additional flight dates. Since tickets on Turkish Airlines’ website are notably more expensive, we recommend firing up Skyscanner to find an online travel agency selling them.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:

Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.

Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.

Miles & Points

Turkish Airlines issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class J. Star Alliance frequent flyers can earn the following miles & points:

  • 16,656 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 14,200 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More
  • 13,230 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 12,492 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 10,826 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 10,410 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 9,160 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 9,000 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 8,328 Award Miles + 1,390 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 8,328 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 8,328 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 8,328 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 8,328 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 8,328 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 8,328 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 8,328 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 8,328 Miles on Azul TodoAzul
  • 8,328 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Destination

Since April 2024, visitors need to apply for a visa before going to Sri Lanka. You can find more information on the official government website.

Cover Picture: Ditmar Lange

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