Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles now offers a Family Club

I recently wrote about the status match opportunity for Star Alliance Gold & BMI that was being offered by Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles. Turkish has now upped the game some more and is offering a Family Club sort of program where miles from the entire household can be credited to the account of one family member (above 25 years of age) and the family will receive their status miles in their own accounts. This facility has been made available to all their status holding members (TK Classic Plus/Elite/Elite Plus).

As per the official release:

Family membership consists of your spouse and single children under the age of 25. As an Classic Plus/Elite or Elite Plus card holder, you can pool their miles with those of yours in your own account under “family miles”. Please keep in mind that your family members’ miles collected on Turkish Airlies’ flights and also Star Alliance member Airline flights and all miles collected from our partners will be credited to your account. Each family member will have his/her own account. Any activities family members participate in will be credited as bonus miles in actual owner of the family membership account and family members flight activities will be credited to their own accounts as status miles for upgrading to a higher membership level.

Now, this seems to be a nice addition to the program where you can actually get to receive a good award redemption rather than crediting some miles in this account only to retain your membership at Gold over the years. While the definition of family is limited, I hope they will look at broadening this over a period of time.

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About Ajay Awtaney

Ajay is a financial services pro, working to bring order to the chaos of the financial industry on an everyday basis! Beyond that, he dons the hat of India's favourite frequent traveller, trying to help people elevate their travel experience via tips and tricks they never knew before, or introduce them to the world of miles and points. Armed with an MBA from MDI Gurgaon and graduate degree in computer science from the University of Delhi, Ajay brings a systematic and objective approach on the table for his audience in dissecting travel and loyalty programs in India and around the world, and how to benefit from them. Ajay has been quoted in various reputed traditional and online media including The Hindustan Times, Inside Flyer, Bloomberg, DNA India, Conde Nast Traveller, The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror, Mint, MoneyLife and The USA Today.

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Comments

  1. I’m an ELITE card holder. Regular client of TK. I have tried to aply for the Family Membership several times and it doesn’t work. They ask me to submit a form which is impossible to find, therefore it is impossible to aply. I keep trying, I’m sure there has to be some kind people working there who can help me. Sometimes I thing it is just a lie.

    • IT Works very well i am Elite member after a statusmatch.
      Send marriage license and birth certificate ofter the contact site and get response that they are now has been related to my account.

  2. Thank you for your information. I just check how to create a family member account. However, the procedures is even complicated than what I thought before.
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    In case you request a family membership as an Classic Plus, Elite or Elite Plus Card holder, simply send your signed request together with the ID copies of your family members (inc. your marriage certificate) to the below address. Simply fax us to +902124652363 or e-mail us milesandsmiles@thy.com or send your signed request .If your family members already have their Miles&Smiles accounts, please note their membership numbers and include the photocopies of Miles&Smiles membership cards. If they are not, their Miles&Smiles application forms must be included. Family membership will be valid after the request of member is proceed.

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