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Old Jun 17, 12, 5:07 am   #1
 
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Signed up for TK Miles&Smiles but should I regret this.

I signed up for the TK Miles&Smiles program about 6 months ago and just reached Elite + status. ( fly only Business Class so I collect lot of miles )
But as I’m not an Turkish resident and live in Asia I’m wondering if I will regretting signing up with TK as I also have a TG (Thai) FF card.
I had a few looks on the TK website about what I can do with my miles and came to the conclusion that outside free flights there is not much else, Because most the free goodies is only for in Turkey.
Do I something miss here ?? Can I not book for example hotel stays outside Turkey ?? ( I live in Thailand )
I thinking of claiming all my future TK flight on my TG ( Thai ) account even this can be a pain in the backside.
I tried this once and it took me 4 months to get my miles on my TG account.
Hopefully some other experiences TK flyers can give me some advise.
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Old Jun 17, 12, 6:04 am   #2
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Using any FF programme for anything but "free" flights tends to be a waste as value tends to be terrible.
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Old Jun 17, 12, 8:43 am   #3
 
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Using any FF programme for anything but "free" flights tends to be a waste as value tends to be terrible.
+1. OP save your money and miles for capacity controlled J awards! TK has decent earn/burn ratio and good availability to Asia.
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Old Jun 17, 12, 10:11 am   #4
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+1. OP save your money and miles for capacity controlled J awards! TK has decent earn/burn ratio and good availability to Asia.
Regarding good availability - do these book into I (same bucket as standard Star availability) ?
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Old Jun 17, 12, 11:15 am   #5
 
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Regarding good availability - do these book into I (same bucket as standard Star availability) ?
Yes. Capacity controlled awards books into I as do star alliance awards. In my opinion they should do modifications about that for E+.
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Old Jun 17, 12, 5:29 pm   #6
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You want hotel rooms? Join a hotel program. The few airline programs that offer such things offer no real value whatsoever.
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