Ramprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1469 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11132 times:
Thanks for the heads up. I called Qantas last night. I guess their Tucson res center was closed for the day. The ring-tone was weird. So I was connected to a agent in Australia. She reserved seats on both flights. I wanted the 2 seat rows in the back of the 744. They were all taking already. I can't wait to fly on the A380 on the return leg!
Sflaflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 11097 times:
Quoting Grozzy (Reply 3): On international flights, your seat is allocated on booking, according to your preferences and status. I think only high status passengers can change their seat.
Yes, flew QF for first time last month and was not able to reserve/request seat on QANTAS.com. I called reservations in US and got sent to Tucson who would not reserve a seat for me. I was told seat assignments are done at check in.
Quoting Ramprat74 (Reply 4): The ring-tone was weird. So I was connected to a agent in Australia. She reserved seats on both flights
Yep, I called after hours and rang Australia and they did it for me.
Actually, I try to do that as much as possible when flying on a non US carrier. Often, if you wait till after midnight (local US time) you can get connected to the respective home country. I've done it to reserve special meals on IB, VS in Britain even waived by phone booking fee one year. Plus you get to hear the native accent which really gets me in the travel mood.
BlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1893 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10847 times:
just booked LAX-SYD-SFO last night and was assigned window seats as requested, but not able to change more than that.
Got lucky with decent seats, so probably won't bother to make the call.
Good tip to call Australia to change though, might have to do that if seatguru shows anything negative about the ones I was assigned or if I get switched.
Doing LAX-SYD on the A380, so can't imagine a bad seat there