The cheapest times to fly from FNT to IST are

  • January 1st to May 13th (except the weeks of February 12th and April 2nd)
  • September 10th to September 30th (except the week of September 17th)
  • October 29th to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from FNT to IST is mid January. Prices can be as high as $2206 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $1065 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Flint, MI (FNT) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $1152 to $1803 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1167. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1801. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $634 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1403 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FNT to IST flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the FNT to IST route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

FNT to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FNT to IST flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Flint. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $133 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1313. Return trip prices are from the IST to FNT flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from FNT to IST can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 29 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking FNT to IST

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from FNT to IST — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Dusseldorf (FNT > DUS > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $848
  • Average savings: $555 (39.56%)

See FNT to DUS flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (FNT > JFK > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $1020
  • Average savings: $383 (27.3%)

See FNT to JFK flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (FNT > LGA > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $1029
  • Average savings: $374 (26.66%)

See FNT to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from FNT to IST? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, atlasglobal, British Airways, Delta, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ataturk Airport to Bishop International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5278 miles or 8494 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from FNT to IST?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FNT to IST flight is about 10 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Flint, MI and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from FNT to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeFNT
Origination airport nameBishop International Airport
CityFlint, MI
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeIST
Destination airport nameAtaturk Airport


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