Amazing Deal: ~$1,200 Business Class Tickets From Atlanta To Europe On Turkish

This certainly won’t last. Per zoqfotpik on FlyerTalk, at the moment Turkish has some $1,200-1,400 business class fares from Atlanta to various destinations in Europe, including Barcelona, Belgrade, and Berlin. While you can use Google Flights to search these fares, though not all of them seem bookable directly via Turkish’s website, so you may want to use Expedia, Orbitz, etc., to book.

These fares have a Sunday night minimum stay, and a 50 day advance purchase requirement. You can travel through the end of the schedule, so they’re even valid for travel next summer. They book into the “J” fare class, so check out this page to see all the programs you can credit the miles to, and how many miles you’d earn.

Do keep in mind that some fares may have long layovers in Istanbul, and at the moment Americans can’t easily get visas to enter Turkey. However, transiting isn’t an issue, and there’s even an airside transit hotel at the airport, should you want to sleep somewhere for the night. Fortunately all of the above markets seem bookable with same day and short connections.

Turkish has a solid business class product with excellent food and a great lounge in Istanbul, so I’d highly recommend taking advantage of this fare if you’re considering going to Europe. But hurry, as I’m sure these fares won’t last (you always have 24 hours to cancel if booking through an online travel agency).

Anyone plan to take advantage of these great Turkish business class fares?


  1. Did you notice they are the angled seats between ATL-IST? I haven’t flown on that version but not a fan of them on other airlines.

  2. Angled flat? No thanks.

    Hardly an ‘amazing deal’ given La Compagnie offers angled-flat fares to Europe at this price point all the time.

  3. FYI I had a flight on Turkish in D (business) class and got no PQD on United. United’s partner page for Turkish seems to concur. I got 125% PQM, but no PQD.

  4. I’ve flown this flight a few times in J. Not bad at all. Just ask for an empty seat next to you as my flights have always had a low load factor.

  5. Turkish always has the cheapest fares to Europe. But the problems are obvious:

    1) Average business class, at best
    2) Long layovers at IST
    3) It adds many hours of flying time so you arrived exhausted

    I had no difficulty getting a visa to visit Turkey. Not sure why you said that.

  6. @Martin sounds like your experiences are limited to just a couple European cities, probably more like Western Europe. I fly them a lot and the layovers are easy to get under 3 hours. Also, the long flight is beneficial to getting a decent sleep (vs like 7.5 hours from the East Coast to Germany).

  7. Note to USAA members: booking through the USAA website will save you approximately USD100 on a ATL-IST-TXL-IST-ATL J fare.

  8. Charlie,

    I always prefer a shorter flight and, given that I fly from the west coast, the flights are always long anyway.

    But yeah, I am usually flying to North or West Europe.

    I have the same reasons to not fly ME3 to Europe, as much as I love those airlines. Just too far out of the way.

  9. Can confirm full flat seats on TK A330-300 that flew me ATL-IST last week in J… despite the delayed departure it was a sweet ride.
    Only downside is that the lounge TK uses in ATL is the “Lounge at ATL” which makes the SkyClub look like a SilverKris Lounge. Their IST Lounge is tippity tip top though.

  10. I believe the A330-300 with fully flat beds has been flying to ATL a lot, however unfortunately I think next summer the schedule will have it switched to the A330-200 which as far as I know is an angled-flat product. I am far from an expert on the multitudes of Turkish plane configurations so I’d love to be wrong on this.

  11. @ Martin – Totally understand if you are coming from the West Coast! That definitely changes things! 🙂 When I do the trip, it is normally from either IAD or JFK and I am not normally a fan of the shortish flight of 7.5 hours or so, especially if I am redeeming for business.

  12. Just noticed, ATL to BOM has some great biz fares on certain days in Jan/Feb on Qatar, Turkish, Delta, AF/KLM ~$2,300 r/t

  13. As Far as I know They are under refurbishing their A330-200 Business class seat ! don’t They ?

    of course no warranty, but if you are booking for summer 2018. probably full flat

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