Deal: Round trip Manila to New York in Business Class for $1,945

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Business Class Cabin in Turkish Airline’s Boeing 777-300ER

Business Class Cabin in Turkish Airline’s Boeing 777-300ER

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Turkish Airlines is part of Star Alliance. With a seat configuration of 2-3-2, Business Class seats on Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER are not best out there. However, it does turn into a flat bed which is lovely for the 4 long-haul flights in this round trip itinerary to the other side of the globe.


Sleeping configuration of the seat

Sleeping configuration of the seat

Round trip flights from Singapore to Manila in Economy goes for about $250 on Singapore Airlines. This would bring your total cost to around $2,195. That is very good value. But read on to find out how you can get maximum value out of this deal and have a part of your next vacation paid for.

The first leg from Manila to Istanbul will be about 12 hours and 30 minutes long and the second leg from Istanbul to New York will be about 11 hours long. In the examples below, all four flights depart in the evening. This means that you will be able to get a very good sleep after meal service.


Example outbound flights

Example outbound flights

You may have already notice the ‘touristabul’ logo in the outbound itinerary above. Touristanbul is a program that offers a free tour of the city of Istanbul. With the itinerary like the one above, you will be arriving in Istanbul at 5 in the morning and only leaving at 6 in the evening. This is perfect for tour number 2 (T02) highlighted below.


Touristanbul tour timings

Touristanbul tour timings


Blue Mosque of Istanbul

Blue Mosque of Istanbul

Flights departing New York qualifies for a free stay in a 5-star hotel like Renaissance Polat Istanbul if the transit time is over 7 hours. All you have to do is look for the ‘bed’ logo in the inbound itinerary like what you see below.


Example inbound flights

Example inbound flights


King room in Renaissance Polat Istanbul

King room in Renaissance Polat Istanbul

Stack it up

This is where you get maximum value out of this deal.

  1. Book the Turkish Airlines flights through expedia.com.sg/dbsaltitude with a DBS Altitude Visa Credit Card to receive 11,670 miles (worth $198).

  2. Enter your Krisflyer Frequent Flyer number at booking in Step 1 to receive about 21,380 miles (worth $363).

  3. Follow the steps in this page to book your free 5-star hotel stay in Istanbul.

  4. Arrive early at the airports for all flights to enjoy free food or shower at the Business Class lounges.

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Conclusion

With the stacking method above, you will be receiving about 33,000 miles, enough for a 9-hours Economy flight to Christchurch, New Zealand in Singapore Airlines. Yes, as if this is not a good enough deal, you will be paying for a part of your next vacation with the right stacking strategy.

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