Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is offering us this deal today to Bangkok starting at €524 from Milan. This offer is available for departures in the months of May and June, and includes one checked bag of 30 kg.
These are some of the destinations where you can take advantage of this deal:
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Turkish with your selected flight dates. You can also check what OTAs have to offer, as they sell these tickets up to €30 cheaper.
If you book the combination from Milan in the screenshot, first you will take the feeder flights on a Turkish Airlines 321 with a 3-3 configuration or on a Turkish Airlines Airbus 330 with a 2-3-2 configuration. For flights to/from Thailand, you will travel on a Turkish Airlines Airbus 330 with a 2-3-2 configuration.
Search & Book
This deal will expire on February 29, 2024. There is no minimum stay required, but a maximum stay of three months applies. You can find dates available in the months of May and June.
You can find suitable dates using our calendar above or with the help of Google Flights. We recommend booking directly on Turkish Airlines’ website, but you can find cheaper prices with Skyscanner. However, booking on OTAs has its downsides.
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.
You can only earn miles through Turkish Airlines’ own program, and the entire trip gets you approximately 2850 miles.
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