I am looking to purchase tickets from London to Tbilisi for this summer on Turkish Airlines (for reasons out of scope for this question, this needs to be Turkish Airlines).
When I search on Turkish Airlines web site, I am offered various connection options, with different first and second legs of the connecting flight from LHR to TBS. There seems to be no way to select individual flights - only specific combinations. For example, there are these flights:
LHR to IST -- 11:30 - 17:20
IST to TBS -- 19:30 - 22:45.
This is a very reasonable connection time of just over two hours. However the airline's website doesn't give me an option of choosing these flights. There are definitely seats available for these flights, as I do have an option of picking different combinations including one or the other of these two flights, but not the two together.
I tried looking on other sites, including the usual expedia, kayak, etc. as well as on ITA matrix - no luck.
Of course, I could always book these on two separate tickets, however this isn't a viable option - I need all flights to be on the same ticket.
Is there any reason why they wouldn't offer me this option? And, more importantly, is there any way to choose individual flights for my connection?
P.S. I haven't tried the phone booking yet - possibly they would be able to do this for me.