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Seats on Turkish Airlines can be reserved in the following ways:

1. For long-haul international flights, if you have booked your flight over 100 days before departure, wait until departure -100 days. This cannot be done online. Edit: Seats can be selected through the call center or online on the "Manage Booking" page of new website only.

2. If you have booked your flight within the 100 days window you can select seats online during the booking process.

3. If you have not pre-booked seats you can do so during the online check in process.

4. For short-haul (domestic and intra-Europe) which are not part of a longhaul itinerary, TK flights are open for seat reservations 7 days before departure.

USA contact # 800-874-8875

March/April 2017
One should be able to choose seats at the new website now @ https://p.turkishairlines.com/

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my Aeroplan-booked TK flights opened up

I entered Name + TK PNR
Took me to another page to enter Last Name + Ticket #
After that I can choose the seats (still not too smooth, can't just hit Next and Next to choose 2 segments in 1 step)
Did it twice for 1 PNR + 3-pax PNR
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Old May 28, 09, 6:39 pm #16

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Just booked some tickets for x-mas '09 and the website said 100 days for seat selection.
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Old Jul 14, 09, 4:47 am #17

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I called TK in London today to get D&G seats in the F cabin for myself an the Mrs. and 3 successive agents failed to assist - the first insisted that I was an economy pax, the second said the same, the third insisted that only H & K seats were availble (in First???) and then left me on hold...

My last call has me worried - the agent insisted that the aircraft was indeed a 77W and proceeded to offer me J & K seats (which sounds like C config on a 333). I queried it, but was told not to be worried. I queried how there chould be J & K seats in the F cabin with a 1-2-1 config. She sounded very worried by my questions, probably because I knew more about it than she did.

In the end, she gave me D & G, as I requested, but told me they were not together. Any wisdom on the board?
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Old Jul 14, 09, 5:27 am #18
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For Business class :
You can make seat assignment about 90 days b4 your departing day.

For economy class :

Short haul (Europe,middle east, north africa) flights 7 days b4 your departing. 90 days for long haul flights.
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Old Jul 14, 09, 8:03 am #19

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Originally Posted by Zel View Post
For Business class :
You can make seat assignment about 90 days b4 your departing day.

For economy class :

Short haul (Europe,middle east, north africa) flights 7 days b4 your departing. 90 days for long haul flights.
I knew about the 90 days for J. But didn't know that it was 7 days for short-haul economy. Thanks.
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Old Jul 15, 09, 9:17 am #20

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Any wisdom on the board?
Mystery solved. Flight downgraded from 77W to 333.

Been offered a choice of F on an inconvenient later flight, or C on the originally booked service. I'm likely to accept the downgrade, so I can arrive in time for dinner with friends in IST.

Will TK still allow me my limo transfer, if I accept the downgrade from F to C, do you think?
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Old Jul 16, 09, 12:51 am #21
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I saw another "A/C Downgrade 777 to A340 1st class booked" It's odd... I am wondering what will tk do?

Last edited by Zel; Jul 16, 09 at 6:17 am
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Old Jul 16, 09, 10:59 am #22

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For Business class :
You can make seat assignment about 90 days b4 your departing day.

For economy class :

Short haul (Europe,middle east, north africa) flights 7 days b4 your departing. 90 days for long haul flights.
Thanks for that clarification. Now I know why I couldn't even see a seat map for my IST-TBS segments at the end of the month. Interesting seating policy though, especially for *A Gold members. A la BA's crazy seat assignment policy.
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Old May 8, 12, 10:13 am #23

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Y Seat selection

Hi. Just booked a Y trip BHX-BKK vv for next Easter so obviously too early to select seats. Within 90 days of the flight, will a 'select seat' option become available in MMB or will I need to phone somewhere to get a seat selected?

Thanks.
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Old Jul 5, 12, 1:23 am #24

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Seat Selection

It looks to me like you can't pre-select seat in Business (or Coach for that matter) early. Is there any way around this? We are traveling from JNB-IST-FRA in Business but it is next year. Thanks
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Old Jul 5, 12, 5:38 am #25

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If you are flying business and you-ve bought your tickets well in advance, you can usually call the airline three months before and reserve a seat then. Flights don-t open for seat selection less than 100 days before departure.

Some further information just in case it-s useful at some future stage: if you book online at Turkish Airlines within 100 days of departure you can also select a seat regardless of whether you are are travelling economy or business.
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Old Jul 8, 12, 12:16 pm #26

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Seat Selection Economy (W Class)

I made an international reservation that will transist Istanbul (but have not paid for it yet) for a cheap seat in Economy on the TK USA website.

When I tried to choose a seat, I got a message saying something like seats could not be chosen for a "short while" or until several months in the future.

Does your advise that Business seats can't be selected until T- 100 days apply to deep discounted economy seats?

My outbound flights is not until January (almost six months out) and my inbound flights until March (about eight months out).

I had a bad experience on China Eastern with moving target of when I could request a seat (that was eventually moved to only being able to request at check in), and don't want to pay for a ticket without having a decent chance of getting an aisle seat.

If I call shortly after T -100 days for each flight, will I have a good chance of getting an aisle seat. Other than being *A Silver via United, I have no status.
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Old Jul 9, 12, 1:23 am #27

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I'd say you can go ahead with the booking, calling them at T-100D will surely make you get an aisle seat.
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Old Jul 9, 12, 9:24 am #28

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Originally Posted by michlflyer View Post
If you are flying business and you-ve bought your tickets well in advance, you can usually call the airline three months before and reserve a seat then. Flights don-t open for seat selection less than 100 days before departure.

Some further information just in case it-s useful at some future stage: if you book online at Turkish Airlines within 100 days of departure you can also select a seat regardless of whether you are are travelling economy or business.
I went ahead and booked. The airfare was just over $ 1000 for NYC->PEK r/t which is a couple hundred less than UA or any other *A flight, and it will give me a chance to take the free day tour TK offers international transits passengers.

The reservation agent (paid on the website to save the fee however) said he was "certain" I'd get an aisle seat at T -100 d, and thought I'd have a good shot at the roomier seats just behind business with my earlier reservation. UA recently announced service between EWR and IST as well. Flying on New Year's Day (so I get EQM credited for 2013) should make it easy as well.

I had a lot more confidence in TK keeping their word about letting me book T -100 D than MU which is the other cheap flight. Besides, *A is better (IMHO) than ST, and MU only credits 50% RMD/EMQ to Delta, the other FF plan I am elite with.

Anyway, I will update in a couple of months (hopefully) about my success in getting my aisle seat.
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Old Jul 15, 12, 7:57 pm #29

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I have a roundtrip flight from ORD to IST in November. I understand that I can't choose seats for about another month, based on the dates and a 90-100 day leeway.

My question is how will I best be able to choose seats, should I call the airline or can I do this online.

When I last called the airline, I couldn't get the hold music out of my head for a week. I hope that there is an online option.
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Old Jul 17, 12, 5:59 am #30

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As far as I know, there isn-t as yet an online option for this. The only way is to try and ring the call centre.
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