Old Dec 6, 20, 6:58 am
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Programs: TK M&S Elite Plus, QRPC Platinum, BAEC Gold, PC Bolbol, All Silv, HH Blue, Bonvoy, BW Rewards
Posts: 8,522
TK starting to charge for Seating in International Flights ( 2021 & onwards )

Dear folks,

Starting from 1 January 2021, Turkish Airlines would charge for advance seating on international flights as well. Passengers who hold Elite and Elite Plus status, Turkish Corporate Club members, and sailors would be still able to select standard (non-extra-legroom ) for free; however, all other passengers including non-TK Star Alliance Gold members would now need to pay for advance seat selection. Obviously, this only applies for Economy Class and Business Class seat selection remains unaffected.

Paid seat selection would end at 26 hours before departure and at that stage, seating would become free-of-charge. However, exit row seats would not be able to be chosen online at a time less than 26 hours before the flight.

On domestic-international and international-domestic connections, for the domestic leg, the free seat selection is also suspended, and similar to solely domestic tickets, seats would be auto-assigned by the system or be available for purchase at online check-in.

Also, a reminder that during voluntary cancellations and changes, the seat fee that you paid would not be refunded.
If you upgrade your flight to Business Class and already have paid for a seat, your seat fee would be refunded to your original payment method.

Seat charges for regular rows would differ between $9 and $39 and they would be available for purchase 355 days before the flight.

Some example seat charges are like the following:
IST - LAX : ₺306.60 ( $39 )
IST - FCO: ₺110.06 ( $14 )
IST - LHR: ₺117.93 ( $15 )

For more details, you could consult this link: https://www.turkishairlines.com/en-t...nd-conditions/
Also a special thanks to max_kolesne for alerting me about this new change.
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