Turkish Airlines 40% Discount for Health Workers

In support for the heroes risking their lives on the fronts of Covid-19, Turkish Airlines is now offering a 40% discount for air travel, and also extends it to their families. This is a great gesture on a super airline such as Turkish. The join a list of airlines offering perks for health care workers in recent months.  However, please do note they have made some changes in their cabin service, in light of the coronavirus outbreak. Ben aka Lucky,  at One Mile at at Time, has a great post on that, and you can read about it in THIS LINK. 

Be sure to sign up for a Miles&Smiles account before you register, as it will not let you register for the promotion unless you have an account.  The good thing is, you don’t have to be a member for a specific amount of time, in order to take advantage of the promotion.

I love Turkish Airlines, and its probably my favorite airline to fly in business class.  I have yet to experience Qatar and the QSuites, so for now, Turkish Airlines stands at number one, for me.  As from my previous post, my Seychelles trip was canceled due to Covid-19, and I was scheduled to fly Qatar back to the U.S., and was booked in Qsuites.  Oh well, life goes on.

Here is the promotion link with all the details on how to book tickets using the 40% discount.  I hope you are able to take advantage of this.


Inventor of the Döner Kebab Dies

My friends, today is a sad day indeed, to learn that the inventor of one of the best, if not THE best street foods of all time, has passed away.  Kadir Nurman, the best known inventor of the famous döner kebab died in Germany at the age of 80. There is a lot of controversy surrounding who invented this delicious, torpedo of goodness, but the Association of Turkish Döner Manufacturers (no, I am not making that up…that is a REAL organization) declared Kadir as the first inventor.  Sorry Hormel, you didn’t win this title. Germany probably hosts the biggest population of Turkish immigrants, and you can find this in almost every German town.  In fact, the kebab sandwich is the most popular street foods amongst Germans, surpassing even the hometown bratwurst, curry sausages. I cant blame the Germans for loving these–they are deeeelish. Of course, having visited Istanbul on multiple occasions, I have taste tested many variations of this, and in this travelers humble opinion, the ones with the spicy sriracha sauce tasted best. I think to honor this person who contributed such a meaningful piece of culinary artwork to society, I will grill up some lamb kebabs this weekend, and enjoy it with a glass of ayran.  Happy Travels!