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User currently offlineAndrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 925 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

Hey all,

I will be flying from LGW to EWR (  cloudnine  ) on June 23rd (coming back on 7/8th of August). I am very excited about the whole trip, because I will fly COA for the very first time and I be on 757 for the very first time! (I consider COA my 'hometown' airline  Smile )

Correct me if I am wrong, I am under impression that COA is installing PTVs on their 757s and I wonder what is the chance to have PTV on my flight. It is not a big deal at all, just curious about that. I have already secured window seat so I know my IFE will be looking out of the window. Big grin

Also I wonder if it is OK to ask for front row/emergency exit seats. I know UAL charges extra (at least on domestic flights, summer 2007), US does not. What is COA's policy? My flight departs LGW at 11:30, but there is at least one flight leaving COA at 10:30. Is it possible to check in earlier then required 3 hours prior departure? I will be at the airport at 07:15, some 45 mins before the 3 hour rule.

And finally any a.netter working that flight? It would be nice to meet you all!

Cheers,
Andrej

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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3923 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1549 times:
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you are allowed to check 2 bags free of charge as an international passenger.

.........i wouldnt worry about that 3 hour rule, as many people over there check in at a good 3+ hours.



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16812 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1519 times:



Quoting Andrej (Thread starter):
Correct me if I am wrong, I am under impression that COA is installing PTVs on their 757s and I wonder what is the chance to have PTV on my flight. It is not a big deal at all, just curious about that. I have already secured window seat so I know my IFE will be looking out of the window.

By August most of CO's 41 757-200s will have AVOD installed throughout, as of now I think 20 are equipped.


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User currently offlineFlyHoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

As of last week, there are 18 (of the 41) 757-200s equipped with AVOD and in-seat power. By the time of your flights, there might be 20, so you have a nearly 50% chance of riding in one.

Yes, you can ask for an exit row seat, though they tend to go quickly. You may be able to check the seat map on-line and select another seat should a more desirable seat become available. Keep checking, a good seat can open up at the last minute.

Finally, yes, you can check in more than 3 hours in advance.

Thanks for choosing to fly CO.



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User currently offlineAgentXE1225 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

I would suggest checking in online (can be done 24hrs or less prior to departure) for the best seat selection. If you get one not to your satisfaction, you have the option to change it. Have your passport handy for APIS!

User currently offlineAndrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 925 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

Hello all

thanks for your replies as they are very helpful! I have already secured seats on both flights, inbound is 31A and outbound is 31F. I was hoping to either sit in the first row or row 16? But whenever I check COA's website, these seats are unavailable. My guess is that they are blocked till the date of flight?

Quoting STT757 (Reply 2):



Quoting FlyHoss (Reply 3):

Thanks for letting me know about the AVOD status. I hope that at least one of my flights will have it on board, but as I said earlier I like to look out of the window so that's not a big deal.

Quoting FlyHoss (Reply 3):
Thanks for choosing to fly CO.

Thanks for having great fares!  bigthumbsup  Well I always liked COA, living close to EWR I consider them home airline.

Quoting AgentXE1225 (Reply 4):
Have your passport handy for APIS

Thanks for the tips.  Smile Excuse my ignorance but what is APIS?

Cheers,
Andrej


User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3923 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1311 times:
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Quoting Andrej (Reply 5):

APIS = ADVANCED PASSENGER INFORMATION SYSTEM. It is data that is given to other governments of the flights that are served by the operating carrier.



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User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1293 times:



Quoting Andrej (Reply 5):
thanks for your replies as they are very helpful! I have already secured seats on both flights, inbound is 31A and outbound is 31F. I was hoping to either sit in the first row or row 16? But whenever I check COA's website, these seats are unavailable. My guess is that they are blocked till the date of flight?

Exit row seats are bookable by Gold / Platinum Elite members any time before the flight. At 24hrs before the flight they become available to anyone checking in online.

Row 16 is definitely the row to go for on this aircraft. Preferably on the DEF side heading LGW-EWR as you won't have blinding sunshine in your eyes any time you open the window shade.


User currently offlineAndrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 925 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1265 times:



Quoting CALMSP (Reply 6):
APIS = ADVANCED PASSENGER INFORMATION SYSTEM

Thanks for the explanation. I thought something regarding the passenger data. I don't mind sharing my info with the Big Brother as they already have my data.  Wink

Quoting Star_world (Reply 7):
Exit row seats are bookable by Gold / Platinum Elite members any time before the flight. At 24hrs before the flight they become available to anyone checking in online.

Row 16 is definitely the row to go for on this aircraft. Preferably on the DEF side heading LGW-EWR as you won't have blinding sunshine in your eyes any time you open the window shade

Lets hope that there won't be to many Gold / Platinum Elite members so I can get those seats. Big grin I have secured 31A for two reasons: 1. if RWY 4R is used for arrival, I can see Woodbridge Twp - and hopefully place where I live. 2. if 22L is used then I will see (if there is a good wx) Manhattan.

Well rows 7, 15 and 16 would be good.

Again, thanks for your help!

Cheers,
Andrej


User currently offlineAgentXE1225 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1234 times:

Hey Andrej, one more thing I forgot to mention is held seats. Next time you book a flight, (preferably with Continental/Continental Express of course! Big grin ) the a/c type should already be assigned so if you are familiar with what seats you prefer, you can ask for pre-assigned seating on all segments in the itinerary. I'm not sure when mainline CO releases their held seats, but at Continental Express stations that only operate RJs (unless we get a surprise visit from big CO with a medical emergency, maintenance issue, fuel stop, etc.) the held seats aren't released until 30 mins prior to scheduled departure when check-in at the ticket counter is restricted by the gate agent. Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful trip and that the service you receive in-flight exceeds the excellent reputation that it has earned! Happy Trails!

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User currently offlineAndrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 925 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1138 times:



Quoting AgentXE1225 (Reply 9):

Dear AgentXE1225,

thanks for the tips. Next time I will use COA's website and do what you suggest. I am looking forward to this flight and I am sure that it will be great! Big grin

Cheers,
Andrej


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