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User currently offlineSwatpamike From United States of America, joined May 2004, 581 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

Hello everyone

My wife and I are flying from JFK-LHR on Feb 15 (BA0174) and back on Feb 23(BA0115). I have 2 questions.

1) What is the likelihood that the flight will be full? And if it is, what is the best way to approach a customer service rep. to volunteer our seats.

2) If it is not full, what is the best way to ask about getting a better seat?

I am a Southwest Airline employee but flying on purchased tickets.

Thanks for any help.

swatpamike

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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Most of the BA JFK-LHR flights get pretty full, but with quite a few flights, they are usually able to upgrade passengers to avoid having that happen. You could ask right away at check-in if they need volunteers, but I doubt that it will happen, even with you traveling in the midst of the Presidents' Day Weekend in the US.

 Smile
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

February is not a busy time (usually the best time to get cheap transatlantic tickets) - so the chances of the flight being full are remote. You are on a web fare plus you aren't a BA Exec card holder (I checked yr PNR) so upgrade chances are nil, zip, nada.

If by better seats you meant in the same cabin, the seatmap is not full up yet
SM BA 0174 N 15FEB JFKLHR 44A
..M
..3....4.........5
..3456901234567890123

K C+.+C++++..++..+ K
J ++.++++++..++.+++++ J
H ++.++++++..++.+.+++ H

G ++.+ ++++..+....+++ G
F C+.+ C+++..+....+++ F
E C+.+ C+++..+....+++ E
D ++.+ ++++..+....+++ D

C ++.+ ++++..++++++++ C
B ++.+ ++++.+++++++++ B
A C+++ C+++.++++++ A
. AVAILABLE <> WING F GEN FACI K GALLEY E EXIT C COT
+ OCCUPIED - LAST OFF H HANDICAP Q QUIET G GROUPS P PET
/ RESTRICTED B BULKHEAD V PREF.SEAT X BLOCKED L TOILET U UMNR
() SMOKING D DEPORTEE UP UP-DECK Z NO FILM I INFANT R REAR
)>


You can probably change your seat assignment on BA.com

[Edited 2004-08-05 17:54:54]

[Edited 2004-08-05 17:55:15]

User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

It's way to soon to know how full the flight is going to be - ask again in 6 months.... Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

He is traveling around the weeks of Presidents' Day Weekend in the US, which is a time when a lot of families take a quick trip.

 Smile
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

So far all BA flights that day are across the board 9's, so the flights aren't too full just yet.

User currently offlineKZBA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3330 times:
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It's rare that volunteers are needed for economy out of JFK. It does happen, primarily during the summer, but I wouldn't count on it during the winter months.

The best thing to do is of course, check in on line for the best seat assignments. However, editing is done about 48 hours prior to a flight, at which point, most of the 'best' economy seats are pre-assigned to Gold/Silver ECH members, i.e. exit rows seats.


User currently offlineSwatpamike From United States of America, joined May 2004, 581 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

Hello everyone again

Ok, I have seen the replyies and have a question about our seats.

We are setting in row 44 seats A&B on both flights. Are these ok seats??

swatpamike


User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3269 times:

swatpamike,

these seats are ok - its a 3x4x3 config, and you're ten rows from the back.

You'll be glad to know 44C is not occupied both ways (yet!)

[Edited 2004-08-06 16:49:05]

[Edited 2004-08-06 16:49:29]


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