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User currently offlineHamad From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1159 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8890 times:

A lot of airlines within the United states on domestic flights allow the passengers to assign exit row seats upon check in online including continental. my question is, does United do this or do they still require you to do that at the airport?


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User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8863 times:

From my own experience on ual.com, exit rows are not available online. I believe on some aircraft these rows are classified economy plus

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9511 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8815 times:

Exit rows can be reserved ahead of time if you are a premier/premier exec./1K/Global Service member. Usually they will let you book these online. Exit rows on almost all UA planes are in the economy plus section, which means that non premium members cannot book these seats in advance. I have in the past booked exit row seats while talking with a UA agent over the phone, but sometimes they do have to go through a process to release them. I am sure someone working with UA can offer a better answer though.


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User currently offlineAADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8801 times:

I do not believe that UA (or almost any other U.S. airline) will book exit row seats online because FAA requirements for passengers sitting in that row. [Must be over 18 years, read English and capable of opening the emergency door] Usually they are assigned at check-in or at the gate so that the passenger can be verified as able to sit in that row.

User currently offlineLON-CHI From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8784 times:

If you are a premier exec or above, you can book exit rows online with United.

User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22737 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8772 times:

DL and NW at least book exit row seats online. I think TZ does too, but it's been a while.


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User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8767 times:

Quoting LON-CHI (Reply 4):
If you are a premier exec or above, you can book exit rows online with United.

Exactly right.


User currently offlineDaron4000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8711 times:

I thought it was 15, not 18 to sit in the exit row?

User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3083 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8644 times:

Quoting AADC10 (Reply 3):
I do not believe that UA (or almost any other U.S. airline) will book exit row seats online because FAA requirements for passengers sitting in that row. [Must be over 18 years, read English and capable of opening the emergency door] Usually they are assigned at check-in or at the gate so that the passenger can be verified as able to sit in that row.

DL and US allow pax to choose exit rows online. In fact, US allows non-elites to choose exit rows, and DL lets non-elites choose some of the exit row seats.


User currently offlineUaalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8639 times:

I believe you must do it at the airport so they can make sure you are "fit" enough to fit the requirements for exit row pax.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8894 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8627 times:

I've always booked exit rows online on Delta...never had to wait until arriving at the airport...I can do it online...

Jeff


User currently offlineExpressjetphx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8614 times:

Quoting AADC10 (Reply 3):
I do not believe that UA (or almost any other U.S. airline) will book exit row seats online because FAA requirements for passengers sitting in that row. [Must be over 18 years, read English and capable of opening the emergency door] Usually they are assigned at check-in or at the gate so that the passenger can be verified as able to sit in that row.

The minimum age to sit in an exit row is actually 15, but I've had mixed results with reserving exit seats before checkin. I've done it on Delta before, but a few weeks ago I was flying CHA-CLT-PHX, and I called the res. center because when I selected the exit seat on the seatmap, it didn't change my seats. They told me that they could only assign exit seats upon checkin to make sure the passenger is fit to perform the exit operations in case of emergency. About a year ago I flew PHX-LAX-GUA-SJO and back, with the LAX-GUA-SJO segment on a UA 752. We got the exit row by luck (our travel agent hadn't made seat assignments), and it happened to be the very last row in Economy Plus, so if you're flying a UA 752 I would definently recommend that row if you can get it.

While we're on the topic, I just booked a PHX-LHR flight, does anyone know if BA lets you reserve exit seats ahead of time?


User currently offlineSpeedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 871 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8602 times:

Quoting Expressjetphx (Reply 11):
While we're on the topic, I just booked a PHX-LHR flight, does anyone know if BA lets you reserve exit seats ahead of time?

No, you can't do this until check-in....generally at check-in, they will either call and have it assigned or comment the preference if it isn't being allocated at check-in, so that when you go to board, then any changes are notified.


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