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Few Questions About CO Booking And LAX-EWR  
User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6691 times:

I will tomorrow book a ticket on CO (LAX-EWR-LAX in April) and I have few question regarding the booking/flights:

#1:
On CO.com you are allowed to choose your seat upon booking. On the LAX-EWR sector I will choose seat 24A, but on the EWR-LAX sector I am not able to choose my seat because the whole airplane is full (according to the seating chart). So my question is, what seat will I be allocated? When will I know which seat I will get, is it upon check in? Can I call CO already and ask them for a specific seat even though all seats are full? I really want a window seat, but I am not able to choose any seat now.


#2:
If I choose a seat upon booking, am I guaranteed that seat or can someone else request that seat when checking in before me, and get it?

#3:
Which side of the aircraft should I sit at on my LAX-EWR sector and EWR-LAX sector? Which side gives me the best scenery of New York when landing at EWR?


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6675 times:



Quoting B747forever (Thread starter):
If I choose a seat upon booking, am I guaranteed that seat

Technically and officially, NO, but it is very likely that you will end up in that seat.
Always there is a disclaimer present, quoting operational reasons and other stuff why you might end up in a different seat.

Quoting B747forever (Thread starter):
or can someone else request that seat when checking in before me, and get it?

Usually not. But if you want to be sure, check-in online as early as possible.

Quoting B747forever (Thread starter):
Which side of the aircraft should I sit at on my LAX-EWR sector and EWR-LAX sector?

Facing away from the sun, i.e. choose a seat on the north side.
LAX-EWR: Seat "A"
EWR-LAX: Seat "F" (or the higher equivilant on bigger metal)

Quoting B747forever (Thread starter):
Which side gives me the best scenery of New York when landing at EWR?

Depends on wind i.e. runways in use.
With prevailing winds from the West, the "F"-seat could be the better choice.

Quoting B747forever (Thread starter):
but on the EWR-LAX sector I am not able to choose my seat because the whole airplane is full (according to the seating chart). So my question is, what seat will I be allocated?

Usually there are seats that connot be reserved online (exit rows usually require a PSA visually confirming that the pax appears to be able to operate the exit door).
If it is really solidly booked, you might end up on an internal waiting list (controlled overbooking) even though you get a "confirmed" status.
-HT



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User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6668 times:



Quoting HT (Reply 1):
Usually not. But if you want to be sure, check-in online as early as possible.

Okay I see. But if I check in online can I choose to print out my boarding pass at the airport (i.e at a check in counter)? Also when checking in online will all seats be available for me to choose even though it shows currently occupied?

Quoting HT (Reply 1):
Facing away from the sun, i.e. choose a seat on the north side.
LAX-EWR: Seat "A"

But it is a day (8:30am-5pm) flight (no sunrise/sunset) If I choose a F seat will I have the sun in my eyes?



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6638 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 2):
Also when checking in online will all seats be available for me to choose even though it shows currently occupied?

Usually only seats that were not pre-reserved are available to choose from.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 2):
But it is a day (8:30am-5pm) flight (no sunrise/sunset) If I choose a F seat will I have the sun in my eyes?

Yes for the first half of the flight. Past this, the sun gradually will come from the aft, but still looking into the sun will make views downwards less good than pn the other side of the a/c.
Plus, having the sun shining through that window for hours usually make sitting there quite warm.
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2801 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6601 times:

EWR generally uses 22L for arrivals, so you'd want to sit on the left side of the cabin (seat A) for the best views of Manhattan.

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