Go Back   FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Turkish Airlines | Miles&Smiles
Sign in using an external account

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Aug 10, 12, 1:01 pm   #1
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 1,620
Earn miles = Status miles?

Hi,

I guess this is a rather ignorant question, but I could not find the answer anywhere even in the FAQ.

But if I understood the program rules, the distance miles earn (based on booking class) is equal to the status miles to retain your status?

Do they also take into account the bonus miles you receive as a Elite/Elite+ member into the calculation of the status miles?

Thanks in advance!

Cheers!
nldogbert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 11, 12, 3:20 am   #2
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Programs: TK E, HH G
Posts: 29
Yes, I believe you are correct. Not based on my actual experience but it says:

"Earn double miles on Turkish Airlines Business Class flights : Elite Card members earn double Status Miles of the actual miles flown on Business Class"

http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-tr...art_elite.aspx

Which is the bonus miles you earn with elite/elite+, so it should be included in the calculation of status miles.
erteke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 12, 12, 4:54 pm   #3
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Programs: TK M&S, BAEC, EK
Posts: 178
Quote:
Originally Posted by nldogbert View Post
Hi,

I guess this is a rather ignorant question, but I could not find the answer anywhere even in the FAQ.

But if I understood the program rules, the distance miles earn (based on booking class) is equal to the status miles to retain your status?

Do they also take into account the bonus miles you receive as a Elite/Elite+ member into the calculation of the status miles?

Thanks in advance!

Cheers!
My understanding is that you earn bonus miles and status miles if you buy and fly on a TK or another Star Alliance ticket. However, if you have a TK credit card, for example, you just get bonus miles when you use it to pay for something. It-s possible the same is true for miles earned from car hire and staying at hotels, though I-ve never done this myself so I-m not sure.
michlflyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 12, 2:49 am   #4
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 1,620
Summary

All,

Just to summarize the info, hope it is correct.

miles obtained (based on booking class) + class of service bonus + elite level bonus = status miles

For example, as an Elite [Gold card]
1) flying on Business with TK between IST-HKG, my status miles
4985 (base miles) +4985 (due to Elite status and Business tix) = 9970 status miles
2) flying economy with LH (Y -bk class) between FRA-HKG, my status miles
5699 (base miles) = 5699 status miles

Is this understanding correct?

Cheers!
nldogbert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 15, 12, 9:49 am   #5
Moderator, Aer Lingus Gold Circle Club, Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles & Le Club Accorhotels
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Dublin
Programs: TK*G, A3*G, EI Gold Circle, BA Silver, Le Club Accorhotels Platinum, Hilton Gold
Posts: 3,948
Quote:
Originally Posted by nldogbert View Post
All,

Just to summarize the info, hope it is correct.

miles obtained (based on booking class) + class of service bonus + elite level bonus = status miles

For example, as an Elite [Gold card]
1) flying on Business with TK between IST-HKG, my status miles
4985 (base miles) +4985 (due to Elite status and Business tix) = 9970 status miles
2) flying economy with LH (Y -bk class) between FRA-HKG, my status miles
5699 (base miles) = 5699 status miles

Is this understanding correct?

Cheers!
Correct
starflyergold is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:39 am.