Radelow From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 426 posts, RR: 3 Posted (7 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 3589 times:
I am flying Club World LAX>LHR>HAM on May 4, 2006. I selected my seats online via ba.com. I selected upstairs as that's where I prefer to fly. Anyway, I was checking up on my reservation last night and noticed that on my flight back LHR>LAX my seat reservation upstairs vanished and that they now have me downstairs. What happened!?!? And what should I do about it?
Anyone have the loads for the LAX>LHR flight? Flight #278. Thanks.
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4106 posts, RR: 12 Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 3523 times:
This is what happened to me on the same route in premium economy. We requested two sets of window seats, but when we came to check in online, all that was left was seats dotted around the PE cabin. We went to the normal check in at LAX and they gave us an upgrade to club world.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 3484 times:
Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 3): This is what happened to me on the same route in premium economy. We requested two sets of window seats, but when we came to check in online, all that was left was seats dotted around the PE cabin. We went to the normal check in at LAX and they gave us an upgrade to club world.
Quoting B777-700 (Reply 7): Obviously, the first thing any rational person would do is make a post in the a.net civil forum and hope someone from BA sees it. That would make a hell of a lot more sense than, I dunno...calling BA.
Quoting Radelow (Reply 4):
Maybe they'll upgrade me to First
Zrs70 From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 2953 posts, RR: 9 Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 3224 times:
Most likely your original seat was reasigned to a "FAM" (Federal Air Marshal). They often are given the upper deck of the 747 (and usually the exit row). That's the most likely reason, and while annoying, certainly not worth a complaint, as others have suggested!
Blue rarely and only if they have a full fare C class ticket. As for staff, well it's only possible if you're cockpit crew or company execs with seniority. All other staff can only get into C (unless you're doing a courier service in which case you could get F IF available).
Trekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 21 hours ago) and read 3134 times:
As clearly stated on ba.com, seating is not confirmed, for any passenger unless prem or Bsnt or medical reqest, we can only put in rqst. If for some reason a prem books, or there is a config cng, broken seat, or some such thing seating will change, but ba.com does say seating is not guarenteed until check in
TCXDegsy From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 510 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 21 hours ago) and read 3103 times:
Quoting Zrs70 (Reply 13): Most likely your original seat was reasigned to a "FAM" (Federal Air Marshal). They often are given the upper deck of the 747 (and usually the exit row). That's the most likely reason, and while annoying, certainly not worth a complaint, as others have suggested!
Sorry if I'm outta my tree, but didn't BA say sometime after 9/11 that they would resist any Government/CAA requirement for an Air Marshall? From that, I take it they still don't carry any.
(And why would any British Airline carry a "Federal" Marshall anyway)?
next flights: BA1441 0566 0581 1446 EDI-LHR-MXP-LHR-EDI
Bellerophon From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 581 posts, RR: 59 Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 20 hours ago) and read 2972 times:
I'm sorry to hear that you have been moved from the seats you wished to sit in, but as others have already pointed out, it was only made a seat request you made, not a seat booking. I hope that doesn't sound unsympathetic, because I do understand how annoying it can be, but sadly that is the reality of the situation. These requests are normally honoured, occasionally they are not.
In answer to your question, it doesn't happen very often, mainly because BA realises that it does irritate people who have taken the trouble to request particular seats in advance, when they are later moved elsewhere!
When it does happens, it can be for a variety of reasons, possibly the most likely is a different J class configuration in the aircraft now planned to operate this service to the one originally planned. I won't enter into any discussions regarding British Airway's security policies, but it certainly won't be because a Federal Air Marshall has taken your requested seat.
If you feel strongly about it, I would suggest calling BA Customer Service as soon as possible, and asking that your original seat request be honoured. They will help, if able, or at the least offer you some sort of explanation.
I hope you enjoy your trip, wherever you sit it in Club World; personally, I always have 60B on the LAX flights.
Aussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 6 hours ago) and read 2795 times:
Radelow - just ring and ask??? The seat config cannot change on a 747-400 upper deck as they are all the same. The amount of Club seats does vary as they have both 38 and 70 configs. The 38s are due to start changing again but Club is always 20 upstairs. Perhaps if they cannot give you your original seat upstairs there may be another. I prefer upstairs to main deck any day!
Zrs70 From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 2953 posts, RR: 9 Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 6 hours ago) and read 2754 times:
Sorry about my lack of knowledge on this! Obviously, I should not be writing about a Federal Air Marshal outside of the US! My bad. And I didn't realize that BA does not have a similar program. I plead ignorance!