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Swiss And Cathay - Can You Select An Actual Seat?  
User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

Hi All

When travelling Economy, can one call up Swiss and select an actual seat? Or not?

Also can one do this with Cathay Pacific?

Thanks a lot

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User currently onlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1706 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

In my experience of Cathay you can't. You can call and request a seat, it works the same if you book online -- you request a seat (although available seats are shown only if they're not requested). If you're a OW/AM member or booked online, you can do online checkin up to 48 hours prior to departure.

Couple of notes though:

1) you can only call the airline direct AFTER the ticket's been issued -- prior to that, you need to get your travel agent to request a seat for you.
2) even if you've done online checkin, your seat is not guaranteed, and you still need to get your BP at the airport.



I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlineYLWbased From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 839 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

i'm a FF on CX's YVR-HKG route, and the answer is Yes/No.

Yes: if you book directly from CX with FULL Y fare or less then 30% discount ticket.
Yes: if your travel agent is willing to take the time to do it for you.
Yes: if you have a special need (e.g. baby onboard)

No: Redemption ticket
No: deeply discounted ticket
No: if you got a lazy travel agent

YLWbased



Hong Kong is not China. Not better or worse, just different.
User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

YLWbased:
What about if I book through the Swiss website as a combined fare from SYD to europe


User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 3008 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

with LX it is possible. just call their hotline and they will assist you even when you fly economy.

User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Anyone know about CX? if booking using Swiss... can I call CX and request a seat?

Anyone done this with swiss in Y?


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