OK, so I called BA
to ask for this specific row but it's only available for assignment at the airport. It's always the case with most, if not all airlines, but I've never had a problem scoring bulkhead or exit row seats as long as I check in during the published opening time for the counters (4 hours before dep. for BA
). That's amazing for someone without status on most international carriers. Anyway, I'm not too worried as YVR
doesn't have many status pax (lots of backpackers and Brits on Alaska cruise holidays), unlike AC
, so I don't think I should have a problem scoring row 39HJK, or 40ABC, or any seat on row 28.