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Old Jan 20, 12, 4:07 pm   #1
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: London
Programs: TK Gold
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How to use my miles to book an award ticket?

Hi there,

I have approx 90,000 Tk miles sitting in my account which I would like to use to book an upgrade ticket on Air Newzealand flying from LHR to LAS. I would book in PE and then upgrade R/T. I wish to travel in the middle of Sept 2012.

My questions are:

Do I need to purchase the relevant fare on the air newzealand website and call them up and try to upgrade OR

Do I go throughout the Tk website. (The Tk website is so buggy and really difficult to use )

Any advice would be appreciated.

Sean
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Old Feb 2, 12, 7:54 am   #2
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Zurich
Programs: LH/LX Sen, was SQ QPP4, BA G, TK*G, KL G, AB P, HHonors D, SPG G, Hyatt D
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This is called a Staralliance Upgrade. You find the rules on http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-in...-upgrade-award . There's also a link which takes you to the actual upgrade page.

In case of NZ, you essentially need a confirmed and ticketed booking in the classes U, E, O, Y, B. The one way upgrade LHR-LAX will cost 40000 M&S miles and is subject to availability. So there's no guarantee that the upgrade will actually go through, not because of TK, but because NZ will restrict availability. I don't know about their availability on this route - certainly it depends on travel dates.
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Old Feb 3, 12, 5:14 pm   #3
 
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Thanks Swissglobal,

will give it try and see what I can find.

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