swiftski
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VS Seating Question - What Could This Mean?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:33 am

All,

I am on the VS site choosing my seats for VS19/20 later this and next month.

VS20 is available, and I have my seat of choice, but for VS19 I get:

"London to San Francisco, Thu 29 Mar, 11:00
We're sorry. The seat map is not available at this time. Your seats will be assigned at check in. "

What could cause this? My initial thoughts were that VS haven't decided if to use a 744 or 346 for the flight, but it's always a 744 so I'm not sure that my theory is right. Any ideas?

TIA,

Matt
 
EWRCabincrew
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RE: VS Seating Question - What Could This Mean?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:41 am

Maybe the flight is oversold and they need volunteers or an unscheduled change of equipment. Just my  twocents .
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AeroWesty
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RE: VS Seating Question - What Could This Mean?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:47 am

Perhaps they've reached the limit of pre-assigned seats for the flight.
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swiftski
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RE: VS Seating Question - What Could This Mean?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:50 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):
Perhaps they've reached the limit of pre-assigned seats for the flight.

That's a different message - I've had that before.

I'm worried by the first response!
 
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RE: VS Seating Question - What Could This Mean?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:52 am

Quoting Swiftski (Reply 3):
I'm worried by the first response!

Perhaps call them?
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BlueShamu330s
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RE: VS Seating Question - What Could This Mean?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:47 pm

VS019 25MAR07 B744 1100LHR SFO1350 J7 D7 Z7 W2 S0 K0 Y0 BO L0 M0 Q0 X0 N0

23 Seats showing available in Upper
2 in E+
0 in Economy

Looks oversold to me.
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swiftski
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RE: VS Seating Question - What Could This Mean?

Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:03 am

Eeks... how to make sure I don't get taken off the flight?
 
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RE: VS Seating Question - What Could This Mean?

Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:06 am

Quoting Swiftski (Reply 6):
Eeks... how to make sure I don't get taken off the flight?

Check in Online and arrive in plenty of time.

Have a great trip. I'll be following you there in a few weeks.

Kev.
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willyj
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RE: VS Seating Question - What Could This Mean?

Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:50 pm

Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 5):
VS019 25MAR07 B744 1100LHR SFO1350 J7 D7 Z7 W2 S0 K0 Y0 BO L0 M0 Q0 X0 N0

23 Seats showing available in Upper
2 in E+
0 in Economy

Looks oversold to me

Wouldn't they be likely to upgrade passengers on this flight if seats remain open in Upper Class?
 
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RE: VS Seating Question - What Could This Mean?

Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:56 pm

Quoting Willyj (Reply 8):
Wouldn't they be likely to upgrade passengers on this flight if seats remain open in Upper Class?

Likely for Premium Economy pax to be upgraded to J and Full Y pax to Premium. I wouldn't hold out hope of an upgrade unless you meet the above.

Also looks like some additional space has become available:

SUN 25MAR07 LONDON /SAN FRANCISC *
1 LHR SFO 1100 1350 VS 19 J4 D4 Z4 W4 S7 K4 Y7 B0 L0 M0#74S

7L
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Bongodog1964
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RE: VS Seating Question - What Could This Mean?

Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:24 pm

Its not surprising really that the flights full, as its the start of the UK school Easter holidays; What joy a long flight full of screaming kids.
 
swiftski
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RE: VS Seating Question - What Could This Mean?

Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:24 pm

I'm really not looking forward to the prospect.

I've never flown a 744 and not had a window seat, and I'm really hoping that I don't get stuck in the middle tomorrow.
 
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RE: VS Seating Question - What Could This Mean?

Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:38 am

Only 60% of seats are available for pre-assignment. The other 40% are allocated at check in on the day of departure, so my advice would be to check in as early as possible.
 
swiftski
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RE: VS Seating Question - What Could This Mean?

Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:32 am

Quoting Jetstreamer (Reply 12):
my advice would be to check in as early as possible.

Just checked in online and managed to get my seat of choice. Phew!