Will the Next Great Investment Idea Be Found on Your Next Long Haul Flight?

Turkish Airlines thinks they can make you millions. Or at least they can take money from companies that want your millions, selling your time at a premium on the theory that you’re bored with little to do but pay attention to their pitch.

This is a great idea, because startups that have been pre-screened by inflight entertainment companies always produce superior returns. And because the best investment decisions are often made at high altitudes, where you can’t ask any questions of the company making the pitch.

Before your next award flight to or through Istanbul, remember: you were warned.

(HT: @teamrainey)

About Gary Leff

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 InsideFlyer.com, 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 »

More articles by Gary Leff »


  1. Perhaps if a belly dancer was delivering drinks while I watched I might be more inclined……….otherwise seems like psycho babble to me………..

  2. I’d prefer a cabana boy delivering the drinks… but I’m looking forward to being entertained by the pitches on my flight to Istanbul in February. Sorta like the Shark Tank at 35,000 feet.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *