SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 16 Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2599 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.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2599 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
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
KZBA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 107 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2502 times:
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.