Turkish Business Award space from USA

Old Apr 2, 21, 9:37 pm
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Turkish Business Award space from USA

Have a trip planned to Turkey in late May. Will be my first time flying Turkish. I currently have an award ticket booked that routes through ORD-IST on TK. But I'm looking to change to a date 2 days earlier. From Sunday to a Friday.

Willing to fly from any USA gateway - SFO, IAD, IAH, etc...

I have EF alerts setup....but I've been checking UAL award calendar and see on Fridays it is open reliably for about a month out. Is that normal for TK Business space these days?

In other words, I just need to wait unless my EF alert triggers?

Thanks.
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Old Apr 2, 21, 11:10 pm
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Yes, I can’t think of any other advice but to wait to see if anything pops up.

and re: TK award availability: nothing is normal in this day and age, but from my home airport I would have sold my grandma* for award availability every Friday.

*she’s dead, so ymmv
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Old Apr 3, 21, 2:50 am
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You may not enjoy the process of calling TK and trying to change the award ticket, especially if you are changing departure airport and don't have enough miles to issue a new ticket before cancelling the old.

So be careful what you wish for and be ready for some HUACA to find a competent agent...
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Old Apr 3, 21, 7:24 am
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Originally Posted by EqualOpp View Post
Have a trip planned to Turkey in late May. Will be my first time flying Turkish. I currently have an award ticket booked that routes through ORD-IST on TK. But I'm looking to change to a date 2 days earlier. From Sunday to a Friday.

Willing to fly from any USA gateway - SFO, IAD, IAH, etc...

I have EF alerts setup....but I've been checking UAL award calendar and see on Fridays it is open reliably for about a month out. Is that normal for TK Business space these days?

In other words, I just need to wait unless my EF alert triggers?

Thanks.
Just a warning that award availability might disappear anytime. Also, it was reported back TK are opening last minute limited award space ( about 7-14 days before the flight ) if the loads are not that well but if you have booked through a partner FFP, don't expect it to last long.
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Old Apr 3, 21, 4:53 pm
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Thanks for the answers. The tkt is booked through Asiana miles. $30 or so change fee...that's ok. Thanks for the grandma humor.

7-14 days....well I have reservations setup for car/hotel to handle either scenario (Friday or Sunday departure).

Cross my fingers now.

Increased C19 "cases" may help me in this case re: load factors
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