Excellent Turkish Business Class availability from the US – Istanbul (and beyond)


Turkish Airlines has quite a bit of open business class availability on its new route from Denver-Istanbul, and on to connecting destinations across Europe and the Middle East. There are seats available from July, 2024 through January, 2025, although it’s weighted heavily towards the end of the year. Findflightforme first reported this award space.

Most dates currently have 2 seats available, but it gets pretty sparse when you try to move beyond that. I was able to get access to the same award space via United using multiple connecting airports in both the US and Europe. Turkish is currently charging 65K one way (with $200+ in taxes and fees); United and Aeroplan are 88K and 90K respectively, with much lower fees.

Turkish is currently flying the A-350 on this route. I haven’t been able to check out that particular product before, but I have flown the 787 a couple of times, it’s fairly similar from what I understand. I absolutely love the experience, it’s a fantastic way to cross the Atlantic.

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Turkish Business Class seat on the 787-9.

The Deal

  • There’s very good availability on Turkish business class from multiple US Airports to the Middle East and Europe via Turkish’s new Denver – Istanbul route between July, 2024 and January, 2025.

Ways to Book

Finding availability is usually easiest using the calendar feature on United Airlines’ website.

Once you find availability, you can book it in one of several ways:

  • Turkish – 65K + ~$200+ one way. The mileage price is for Denver – Istanbul only and adding additional stops will increase it fairly significantly. (use the website to book one seat or the app to book two).
  • United – 88K + $5.60 outbound, ~$43 return (use united.com).
  • Aeroplan – 90K + CA$77 outbound, CA$127 return (use aeroplan.com).
  • ANA – 88K + ~$500 roundtrip (use ANA’s website)

Quick Thoughts

Over the last couple of years, Turkish has been among my favorite business class products. They have a comfortable, roomy seat; terrific catering; speedy wifi and great in-flight entertainment screens. And that’s not even mentioning the delectable Istanbul lounge.

Open seats can be found between July and January, but are most concentrated in the late-Fall and Winter (no surprise). Here’s what DEN – IST looks like in November as of writing… the Turkish flights are 88K + $5.60:

Usually we don’t see this many dates dropping at the same time, unless Turkish is opening a new route. The availability most likely won’t last terriby long, so book if you find dates and connections that work for you.

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I just booked my first business flights yesterday via Turkish! 93k points for SFO > IST > MCT for a guided group tour next February. Found the option on Points Yeah, which I was introduced to on this blog. Many thanks!


What are the byzantine married segment rules? UA is usually really good at peddling mixed cabin awards, but here it shows none. If I try to book IST-DEN+DEN-SFO there are a couple of connections available on the same evening in economy but UA.com adds about 11-12K for the saver award.


These DEN-IST TK flights might not be on their standard new A350 planes but instead on special ones built for Aeroflot (which actually look pretty good).


I’ve had poor luck searching for intra-Europe J inventory on TK via United. On LH, sure.
On TK, no. Quite disappointing.