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Seat Selection For Free: Which Airlines?  
User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2702 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4039 times:

Which airlines allow you to select your seat for free when you book your flight?

I can think of AF (long haul), LY, DL, AA, UA

Those who don't: BA, CX, EI

Who else?


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User currently offlinedavidho1985 From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2012, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3961 times:

Many...KE/BR/HX/UO etc...

By the way, CX allow you to select your seat for free once you bought the ticket. (however certain deeply-discounted classes are excluded)


User currently offlineMountainFlyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 476 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week ago) and read 3922 times:

HA, AS

SY gives a very limited selection in that they will allow you to pick any of the middle seats for free.



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User currently offlineTreg From Estonia, joined Oct 2001, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week ago) and read 3882 times:

LH does. AY with some booking classes. KL for longhaul.

User currently offlinenws2002 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 900 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week ago) and read 3845 times:

I find it interesting that many foreign airlines do not allow you to select a seat while all of the US majors do.

User currently offline9vswr From Singapore, joined Jun 2008, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3831 times:

Quite a few Asian carriers do allow free ASR at the point of booking, right up to 2-hours before STD: SQ, CI, TG, BR...

User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3785 times:

Quoting LY777 (Thread starter):
I can think of AF (long haul)

It's possible on AF but it's not reliable as I see that the seats I had reserved online have changed... Same goes for AC, last year I had seats reserved on the phone and they were gone when we checked-in.



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User currently offlinelegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2091 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

OZ, Asiana allows seat selection with no fee.


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User currently offlinejetblue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3742 times:

From experience:

Here in the US:

UA
DL
US
B6
AA
VX

Others

5J
2P
CX
OZ
SQ
EK
EY
..and many others.



It's a cultural thing.
User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2702 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3621 times:

It is a shame AF doesn't allow to select your seat for short/medium haul


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25653 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 9):
It is a shame AF doesn't allow to select your seat for short/medium haul

You can select a seat when online check-in opens 30 hours before departure. I've never had a problem choosing an acceptable seat on KL or AF at that time.


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5742 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 9):
It is a shame AF doesn't allow to select your seat for short/medium haul

QF is the inverse. Seat selection is free on domestic flights but $25 for longhaul.

QFF status (and presumably any OW status) do get free seat selection.



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27124 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3575 times:

Turkish / Aer Lingus (Longhaul) .

Others allow you free if you have status such as BA.


User currently offlineairportugal310 From Tokelau, joined Apr 2004, 3661 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3545 times:

Quoting nws2002 (Reply 4):

Indeed. Yet it is the US airlines that are so "evil"...

Most interesting indeed good chap



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