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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Gary, the Turkish Airlines offer sounds tempting (50k miles for less than $1000) but for someone starting with zero miles in the program, is there any easy way to get the extra 20k miles necessary for a Business Class LAX-IST redemption? Looks like neither Membership Rewards or Starwood transters to Turkish…

  2. Hi, Gary! I am a little confused on how many miles you can purchase per year. Is it 50K+25K(50% bonus) or a total of 50K?? THX!

  3. Gary, TK already announced the new mileage levels. You need to stay more on top of these things if you’re going to post about TK. LAX-IST will now be 90K miles roundtrip along with all other Star Alliance metal.

  4. The prices on the linked website are in Euro cents, not US, so expect the cost to be higher than expected if purchasing on this side of the pond.

  5. @Mike – I converted from Euro cents to US
    @Bryan – I have previously written that they were eliminating the Turkish-only awards. But they’re also launching their new program June 1 and I am not confident there won’t be more changes than we already know about.
    @Jason – 50k+bonus.

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