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Lock On Seating?  
User currently offlineJetranger2000 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

I called NW today, wanting to get window seats assigned to me for my PDX-ALB trip. The phone agent said my PDX-MSP and DTW-ALB legs have a lock on seating at the airport. My MSP-DTW flight was open though and I got a window seat there. Any ideas why there's a lock on seating?

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User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

Full Flight , Full Flight, , OVerbook, Security reasons???


IM not to sure I would like to know as well but above are my guesses


When is your flight? What Type of Aircraft?

[Edited 2004-06-26 02:10:52]

User currently offlineJetranger2000 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

On 7/6/2004
NW588 is a 757-200, while NW1522 is a DC-9-30.


User currently offlineAa777mia From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 686 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1255 times:

Some airlines restrict seats for airport issue only. I am not sure why? But they do...

User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2998 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

I have seen this many times. Usually it happens when they have already assigned all of the seats that are available for advance assignment. That doesn't mean the flight is full (although overbooking is also a possibility). It may just mean that the only empty seats are either (a) exit rows and bulkheads, which are usually available only at check-in, or (b) premium seats, which are only available to elite frequent fliers. All of these become available at check-in, though, so you could actually end up with an excellent seat. Just be sure to check in early (on NW you can do it from home up to 30 hours before your flight--very convenient!).


Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

Foxbravo is right, seats are blocked for Elites, the disabled, families with small children, and for crew rest on long flights. check seatguru.com, as it gives information on which seats are always blocked out.

User currently offlineJetranger2000 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

Can't find anything about blocked seats for the Northwest 757s on SeatGuru.com....

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17039 posts, RR: 66
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

Can't find anything about blocked seats for the Northwest 757s on SeatGuru.com....

It's not like there are specific physical seats that are blocked. This varies from flight to flight and from type to type depending on loads and so on.



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1199 times:
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30 hours prior to departure you can check in on line and snag seats.....


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User currently offlineJetranger2000 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

I will have checked luggage. Can I still check in online?

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17039 posts, RR: 66
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1119 times:

Depends on the airline but usually yes.


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User currently offlineCx123 From Australia, joined May 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

On CX they Lock /Block seats for Elite MPO members (eg. like myself) Therefore everytime I get on a CX flight I can get my favourite seat (even in Y Class) where I always get the roomy Bulkhead!
Also if the flight is not fully booked, they allow me to BLOCK 2 seats to myself in J and Y Class


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