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E+ members receive two upgrade vouchers per membership year that can be used as system wide upgrades. Vouchers are not delivered to E+ status holders in physical or electronic form and only exist on the screens of TK agents.

Simple method for booking upgrade using E+ voucher(s)

1) Look for itinerary on TK.com which is selling J class. (not the FT shorthand but the actual "J" fare bucket, which is TK's lowest Business Class fare)
2) Put said itinerary on hold in Economy Class via "book and pay later". You will receive a PNR. You will have roughly 7 days to pay, although the fare isn't guaranteed.
3) Call TK 1-800 number in the US. Request that the agent confirm upgrade space for all flights you are looking to upgrade.
4) Request to put the agent briefly on hold and complete payment back on TK.com
5) Complete upgrade with same agent who confirmed the upgrade space.

You might be asked to enter a PIN number via an automatic system to access your vouchers - this is the PIN you use to log-on to your TK M&S account.
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Old Nov 8, 17, 3:21 am #301

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You can’t use the term “J class” and “business class “ interchangeably. There are flights with business class departing from Stockholm, but not J class. There must be J class to upgrade into.
Yes, people on the TK board need to be very careful to avoid using "J" to mean business class in general. "J" is TK's lowest Business Class fare bucket and necessary for E+ upgrades.

Some people have reported success at upgrading into K. YMMV. But if there is truly nothing ever sold ex-ARN in the "J" bucket, you might have a better chance of success. All you can do is call and see and, if necessary, just upgrade the ex-IST long-haul leg.
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Old Nov 8, 17, 4:37 am #302

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You can’t use the term “J class” and “business class “ interchangeably. There are flights with business class departing from Stockholm, but not J class. There must be J class to upgrade into.
I think you are misunderstanding me. I am fully aware of the distinction between Business Class and the booking class J.

Booking Class J is available on ExpertFlyer for the chosen flights.

However Turkish Airlines don't have any fares loaded in the GDS that book into J. So in other words will booking class J be used exclusively for upgrades since it is indeed available in the system, or will they simply refer to the fact that they're not selling it from Stockholm.
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Old Nov 8, 17, 5:25 am #303

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However Turkish Airlines don't have any fares loaded in the GDS that book into J. So in other words will booking class J be used exclusively for upgrades since it is indeed available in the system, or will they simply refer to the fact that they're not selling it from Stockholm.
Both. I'm sure there are plenty of fares in J-class to STO. As far as I know there does not need to be a published J-fare on your route to be able to upgrade, what is important is that J-class is available.
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Old Nov 8, 17, 1:07 pm #304

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There doesn't need to be a published J fare for your route, but there needs to be J class availability on the entire trip component you are looking to upgrade. Given that TK manages availability, this matters.

In other words, just seeing J class when looking at ARN-IST and when looking at e.g. IST-HKG is not enough. J needs to be available when looking at ARN-IST-HKG.
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Old Nov 9, 17, 2:30 am #305

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There doesn't need to be a published J fare for your route, but there needs to be J class availability on the entire trip component you are looking to upgrade. Given that TK manages availability, this matters.

In other words, just seeing J class when looking at ARN-IST and when looking at e.g. IST-HKG is not enough. J needs to be available when looking at ARN-IST-HKG.
Yes, but even if TK won't publish a J fare for ARN-IST-HKG-IST-ARN, they might do so for a HKG-IST-ARN-IST-HKG. In which case there should still be J inventory to upgrade into, irrespective.
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