Halophila From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 650 posts, RR: 4 Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1764 times:
I just found out Friday that I need to fly SJC-HNL on Nov 8th, returning Nov 15th. HA has by far the best deal, but when i booked the ticket they only had a few middle seats at the rear of the a/c available. I was wondering, 1) are the seats available for reserving the only ones available for the flight, or do more become available at check-in; and 2) when using the "Hele On" web check-in, may one change seats online, if more are available? Incidentally, how are HA doing on this run?
FutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2614 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1602 times:
When I checked in for my flight from OGG-SAN a couple months ago, my family's seats were all over the a/c. I went up to the gate agents and simply asked if there was any way they could put us together. She checked the availability and voila, my family was able to sit with each other for the flight.
It doesnt hurt to show up early and ask, which is just what we did. Remember to be kind and patient.
AMS From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1692 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1528 times:
I flew recently between HNL-SJC with my family and also was unable to pre-reserve seats together. 24 Hours before the flight I used the Web-check in and many rows were available, so yes seats do open up.
Squirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1509 times:
It seeems this flight has been doing fairly well . . almost full every run. . .
I checked the avail seats on the 8th of Nov and the flight is completely full. They do show the exit rows and a cuple other seats that are reserved in the front. . As for the return flight there are roughly 8 to 12 open seats; 6 in the rear and the rest are a little scattered. . .