Thanks for your understanding everyone-
Update on my issue-I called UAL and they stated that originally, the flight from SFO
was same plane service, but that they have changed it-I will have to change planes in NRT
, just to another 744 with the same config. The rep told me that the flight is now overbooked, so they freed up all the seats for check in seat assignments. My problem is, that with a long flight like this, I tend to get a little claustrophobic unless I can look outside. I had a horrible experience a few years back on a fully booked BA
flight when I sat in the middle of a 747, and got incredibly sick because I felt like I was on a roller coaster (lots of turbulence)-passed out when I stood up, and well, the purser was ready to recommend the pilot to drop me off in Iceland on this transatlantic flight.
I love to fly, and believe me, it was a huge disappointment that this happened to me-I was very embarrassed! Anyway, the purser had me lay down in the crew rest seats, and sat with me for the rest of the flight-wonderful woman, and to top it off, she offered to give me a lift to Oxfordshire when we got to LHR
! I wrote a letter to BA
, as you can't beat service like that-
Needless to say, I really try to push to have that window seat so I don't have a repeat of that experience.
Anyway, when I called UAL just now, she asked me what seats I wanted, and with seatguru.com in front of me, I gave her my 'preferred' seats...she booked them, and I just got the confirm e-mailed to me. She was happy to do it, and wished me a good trip to BKK
I guess it pays to check on your reservation from time to time, and also to be nice to the customer service reps...