Travel Video of the Week: Turkish Airlines Helps Daughter Give Ailing Mother a Trip to Italy


I could totally relate to this Turkish Airlines video, which they produced as part of their “Gotta Get Out” social media campaign. The airline invited US residents to nominate someone they believe deserves a vacation to their dream destination. Submissions were entered in the form of essays, photos, videos, and combination of the three through social media, and the winner was a women named Maureen who hadn’t taken a vacation in nearly 30 years and is presently undergoing cancer treatment. Her daughter Ashley nominated her, and now this well-deserving inner-city teacher is about to go on a trip of a lifetime—as you’ll see in the emotional video above.

If you’ve been following my website since the beginning, you know when my mom was diagnosed with cancer I cashed in most of my miles and took her first class to places we’d until then only dreamed of (you can read about it here). I still tell peoples the best way to use your mile is to fly your mom (or loved one) to their dream destination(s).

Johnny Jet

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Johnny Jet

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