JetRanger2000
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Lock On Seating?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:06 am

I called NW today, wanting to get window seats assigned to me for my PDX-ALB trip. The phone agent said my PDX-MSP and DTW-ALB legs have a lock on seating at the airport. My MSP-DTW flight was open though and I got a window seat there. Any ideas why there's a lock on seating?
 
squirrel83
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RE: Lock On Seating?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:08 am

Full Flight , Full Flight, , OVerbook, Security reasons???


IM not to sure I would like to know as well but above are my guesses


When is your flight? What Type of Aircraft?

[Edited 2004-06-26 02:10:52]
A346, 7E7, 747, 777, Sonic Cruiser
 
JetRanger2000
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RE: Lock On Seating?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:13 am

On 7/6/2004
NW588 is a 757-200, while NW1522 is a DC-9-30.
 
AA777MIA
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RE: Lock On Seating?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:14 am

Some airlines restrict seats for airport issue only. I am not sure why? But they do...
 
FoxBravo
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RE: Lock On Seating?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:20 am

I have seen this many times. Usually it happens when they have already assigned all of the seats that are available for advance assignment. That doesn't mean the flight is full (although overbooking is also a possibility). It may just mean that the only empty seats are either (a) exit rows and bulkheads, which are usually available only at check-in, or (b) premium seats, which are only available to elite frequent fliers. All of these become available at check-in, though, so you could actually end up with an excellent seat. Just be sure to check in early (on NW you can do it from home up to 30 hours before your flight--very convenient!).
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L.1011
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RE: Lock On Seating?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:23 am

Foxbravo is right, seats are blocked for Elites, the disabled, families with small children, and for crew rest on long flights. check seatguru.com, as it gives information on which seats are always blocked out.
 
JetRanger2000
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RE: Lock On Seating?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:13 am

Can't find anything about blocked seats for the Northwest 757s on SeatGuru.com....
 
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Starlionblue
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RE: Lock On Seating?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:27 am

Can't find anything about blocked seats for the Northwest 757s on SeatGuru.com....

It's not like there are specific physical seats that are blocked. This varies from flight to flight and from type to type depending on loads and so on.
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luv2fly
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RE: Lock On Seating?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:30 am

30 hours prior to departure you can check in on line and snag seats.....
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JetRanger2000
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RE: Lock On Seating?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:34 am

I will have checked luggage. Can I still check in online?
 
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Starlionblue
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RE: Lock On Seating?

Sun Jun 27, 2004 12:41 am

Depends on the airline but usually yes.
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cx123
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RE: Lock On Seating?

Sun Jun 27, 2004 12:51 am

On CX they Lock /Block seats for Elite MPO members (eg. like myself) Therefore everytime I get on a CX flight I can get my favourite seat (even in Y Class) where I always get the roomy Bulkhead!
Also if the flight is not fully booked, they allow me to BLOCK 2 seats to myself in J and Y Class

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