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CO Seat Assignment Question

Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:14 am

I just booked EWR-MCO and return in April, I bought a r/t First Class (A) ticket. When booking I did not look at the seat chart, and I guess I forgot to select the seat so they picked the seats for me.

The flight from EWR-MCO is a 757-200, for this flight they assigned me 4E. The return flight is a 757-300, and they assigned me 2E.

Are 4E on a 757-200 and 2E on a 757-300 First Class seats? I thought First class seats on a 757 would be 2A/2B and 2C/2/D etc..

Also I'm going with my Brother who has yet to book it, he is going to use an award upgrade.Will it be difficult for us to get on the same flight or to sit together if he's using an award upgrade, who do I speak to so we could work it out so we are together?

Thanks.
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RE: CO Seat Assignment Question

Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:17 am

Quoting STT757 (Thread starter):
Are 4E on a 757-200 and 2E on a 757-300 First Class seats?

Yes they are first class seats.
http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Con...ntal_Airlines_Boeing_757-200_I.php
http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Con...al_Airlines_Boeing_757-300_New.php

[Edited 2007-02-18 17:17:55]
 
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RE: CO Seat Assignment Question

Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:34 am

On CO (and other airlines) narrow body aircraft with 3-3 in coach, the F cabin is 2-2, with letters A,B,E,F. Sometimes on some carriers, you'll see A,C,D,F but that's not that common anymore.

2E and 4E are both aisle seats.

4E on the 752 is a 55" pitch business first seat with PTV (and on some aircraft, AVOD), and it is closest to the bathroom, but honestly, on a 3 hour MCO flight, it's not going to stink or anything. I like row 4 on the 752 myself, and I like the window seat not facing the sun (and yes, that's how I choose them).

On the 753, it's regular F seats and there are 24 of them. 2E is fine, though again, I like row 6 because people don't bump your seat when getting out. You choose your meal last, but on a short flight not during meals, there isn't a meal choice most times, just a cold plate.

Have a nice trip.
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RE: CO Seat Assignment Question

Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:37 am

Quoting STT757 (Thread starter):
Also I'm going with my Brother who has yet to book it, he is going to use an award upgrade.Will it be difficult for us to get on the same flight or to sit together if he's using an award upgrade, who do I speak to so we could work it out so we are together?

The 752 will be a Buisness/First seat. AVOD and a universal plud 110v plug on the face of the armrest, 'bout half way down.

The 753 will have a standard CO first class seat. No AVOD, drop down screens for the movie.

As for the sitting together, the agent may be able to do it if the flight is not booked, otherwise, wait till you get on, ask the person who is next to you or your brother or ask the flight attendant to help out. I would help you, FWIW. I'd help anyone.

In all instances, have a great trip.

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RE: CO Seat Assignment Question

Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:06 am

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 3):
As for the sitting together, the agent may be able to do it if the flight is not booked, otherwise, wait till you get on, ask the person who is next to you or your brother or ask the flight attendant to help out. I would help you, FWIW. I'd help anyone.

If he wants to use an award, he better do it now, or better, yesterday!!! Since that's not possible, call now, as in right now. The 752 segment, with only 16 "F" seats may be tougher, but flights to MCO are generally not as heavy with business pax, so you do have a better chance of getting the upgrade seat to MCO than you would to many other places. I've been in a CLE-MCO 733 that even after free upgrades had empty seats in F, which is a rarity with CO and their liberal upgrade policies.

Also, if you can get flights together but can't get seats together beforehand, use this tip:

you are on the aisle on both flights. Your brother should book a WINDOW on both flights. That way, it is much, much easier to convince someone to switch with you or him, since they aren't giving up anything (window will switch with window, aisle will switch with aisle). Since you only need 2 out of 4 potential people to agree, and people in F are usually less picky, you should have no problem sitting together even if you are not booked together.

Good luck.
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RE: CO Seat Assignment Question

Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:14 am

Simple, CO does A/B and E/F on narrow body airplanesi in F class. You are all set and enjoy your flight.

As for swapping.....it happens all of the time onboard, when the CO system upgrades, it frequently seperates pax travelling together, assigns window seats to those who prefer aisles, etc. Many, many times, lots of pax in the F class cabin on a CO domestic flight will simply swap seat until everyone is sitting where they want. And, in my experience, most are extremely cooperative.

Have a good flight and enjoy the AVOD on the 752.
 
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RE: CO Seat Assignment Question

Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:54 am

Hey guys thanks for the clarification, I called CO and booked my brother's trip for him without using his award (he owes me Wink)

They were very helpful and moved our seats around so we could be together, on the EWR-MCO flight (757-200) we have seats 4A , 4B, on the MCO-EWR flight (757-300) we are seats 2A and 2B.

I'm really looking forward to the trip, I flew EWR-BCN back in October when my Wife and I went on our honeymoon (one of these days I'll finish that trip report). I tried like anything but could not get a Business First seat on either segments, both flights front and back were sold out. I know the Domestic First Service on CO's 757-200s is not exactly the same, especially on a 2-3 hour flight. I'm still looking forward to the trip, taking my brother who has not been feeling well to Orlando for some fun and Sun. Staying at the JW Marriott Grand Lakes.
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RE: CO Seat Assignment Question

Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:03 am

Quoting STT757 (Reply 6):
). I tried like anything but could not get a Business First seat on either segments, both flights front and back were sold out. I know the Domestic First Service on CO's 757-200s is not exactly the same, especially on a 2-3 hour flight.

The 752 seats, as many above have stated, are the "Business/First" seats, though not quite up to the 772 spec seats. The 753 are standard domestic first. The service may not be the same as international, but the 752 seats will be much better than typical domestic first (55" vs. 38" pitch).

Lucky you. The 752s are flying fewer and fewer domestic routes; they're all in the international config now.

As for booking seats, one useful bit of info is that, IME on 737s, CO keeps 1B reserved until the 24 hour point.