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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 (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2780 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 offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2750 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.


User currently offlineYLWbased From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 884 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2734 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 (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

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


User currently offlineStylo777 From Turkey, joined Feb 2006, 3117 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2701 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 (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2491 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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