2023 Central Asia & Turkey Flights Booked

Darvaza Gas Crater, Turkmenistan

In exciting developments, I’ve now managed to book my flight home from Singapore to Melbourne (via Kuala Lumpur) using Qantas points. And I’ll be flying on Malaysia Airlines in business class 🙂

This means I now have locked in my departure date from Australia and the return date allowing me to come up with a detailed plan (see above link). While I still have a few things to do to work out like my 5 free days in Istanbul the trip is basically set.

It was a relief to lock in the award point long haul flights on Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines. Airfares have risen significantly post COVID lockdowns and airlines are mostly looking for people to pay instead of using points these flights. But managing to find business class seats on flights up to 11 hours makes travelling significantly easier.

My Singapore Airlines A350 business class seat on 11 hour flight Singapore to Istanbul, Turkey

I still need to book and pay for my Istanbul, Turkey to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (5 hour flight) and Ashgabat, Turkmenistan back to Istanbul, Turkey (4 hour flight) both likely to be on Turkish Airlines. However there isn’t a rush on paying for these economy flights until a few months in advance.

Charyn Canyon, Kazakhstan

About Nathan

A World traveller who has so far experienced 71 countries (76 by June 2023) in this amazing world. https://nathanburgessinsights.com/travel/
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2 Responses to 2023 Central Asia & Turkey Flights Booked

  1. Sue says:

    Can’t wait to hear about your Turkey trip

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