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Turkish Airlines offering £300 Business Class seats to Istanbul

Regular readers will remember that I flew to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines recently to test out their Boeing 777 business class service.  Turkish flies this aircraft on some services into Heathrow, usually on the convenient 11am departure.

Turkish has brought back the great prices I used to book my ticket.

Heathrow to Istanbul in Business Class is as low as £298 return.  From Gatwick you will pay £269.  This will be a short haul aircraft but I have heard good feedback about the seating.

Turkish Airlines is a member of Star Alliance.  This means that you cannot credit the flight to British Airways but it would credit OK to Lufthansa, United, Singapore, SAS or of course Turkish’s own scheme.  The Turkish website is here.

Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER

Free Azimo currency transfers and a £10 Amazon voucher

If you need to send money abroad, especially to an obscure destination, Azimo is offering your first transfer for FREE to all new customers AND giving you a £10 gift card as well.

Fees are generally low anyway to major destinations, often just £1, but the offer is worth more if transferring to a more niche market.  This is all to promote their new logo, see below!

You need to use voucher code AZIMOGIFT when processing your transfer.

Azimo is especially good value for sending money to more ‘obscure’ countries which other online transfer firms do not cover.  For mainstream transactions, compare their prices with TransferWise who are their main competitior.

The promotion is not featured on their website.  In order for the AZIMOGIFT code to be accepted, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be a new customer
  • Excludes SWIFT, mobile top up, transfers made with a credit card and transfers from Euro to Euro or GBP to GBP
  • Minimum £50 transfer required
  • gift card will be sent within 60 days
  • Offer ends 31st May

The Azimo site is here.  You won’t see any indication of this offer on the site, but those readers who took part when a similar deal ran at Christmas will confirm that it works OK.

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