Turkish Airlines launches deal on business-class tickets to Spain

Turkish Airlines is joining the growing list of carriers offering steep discounts on business-class travel to Europe. Right now, you can book business-class seats from major West Coast departure cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco to iconic Spanish destinations like Barcelona and Madrid for less than $2,600 round-trip.

The travel window for this sale runs from November through March of 2025 — if you want to spend Thanksgiving in Spain, the sale includes the holiday. The flights all involve layovers in Istanbul, with some options including stops as long as 17 hours. The good news is almost every itinerary we saw involved an individual business-class suite for the longest portion of the flight. If you book this deal, you may want to consider planning a daytrip in Istanbul to get the most out of a potentially long stop in one of the world’s most exciting and historic cities.

Deal basics

Airlines: Turkish Airlines

Routes: Round-trip business-class flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Barcelona and Madrid

How to book: Browse Google Flights, then book directly with the airline

Travel dates: From November through March 2025 (Thanksgiving holiday included)

This deal was originally sent out by the deal alert company Going. Sign up for Going to get up to 90% off select flights via its Premium membership, which users can try for free for 14 days and then $69 per year. You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year for access to all the Premium deals, plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

You can also sign up for a free trial through this link.

Turkish Airlines business class. CHRIS DONG/THE POINTS GUY

Sample flights

We found flights in November from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) for as low as $2,809 round-trip. That’s an excellent price for business class, especially considering you’re getting an individual suite for the journey from LAX to Istanbul Airport (IST).

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Look at how much you’re saving with these fares, according to Google Flights.


We found the same discounted price for routes in March from LAX to BCN. Note the extended layovers each way.


The deals are even better in March on travel from Los Angeles to Madrid. You can book Turkish Airlines’ business class out of LAX to Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) for only $2,599 round-trip.


Related: How to travel to Madrid on a budget and still have a great time

The best option we saw for travel over Thanksgiving was this itinerary from LAX to MAD that gets you into the capital the day before the holiday. It’s available for $2,705 round-trip, yet another solid deal.


November has good availability for flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to BCN. Here’s one mid-November itinerary from San Francisco to Barcelona for less than $2,800 round-trip.


The same route is available for a slightly higher price in January.


If Madrid is your preferred destination, we suggest searching in February and March. We found good availability from SFO to MAD for $2,809 round-trip.

Related: More miles, fewer smiles: Turkish Airlines publishes new (devalued) award charts

Maximize your purchase

When you book this deal or any other flight, be sure to use a credit card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as:

Bottom line

Not all business-class cabins are created equal, so remember to check the model of the airplane that will be flown on the routes you’re interested in. Most options we saw in this deal are for business-class suites, and Turkish Airlines is still in the process of updating its business-class product. However, the carrier does have a reputation for serving the best on-board catering in the industry, so you’ll be in for a culinary treat if you book this deal.

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