Ansett767
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Swiss And Cathay - Can You Select An Actual Seat?

Wed May 16, 2007 3:55 pm

Hi All

When travelling Economy, can one call up Swiss and select an actual seat? Or not?

Also can one do this with Cathay Pacific?

Thanks a lot
 
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BreninTW
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RE: Swiss And Cathay - Can You Select An Actual Seat?

Wed May 16, 2007 4:17 pm

In my experience of Cathay you can't. You can call and request a seat, it works the same if you book online -- you request a seat (although available seats are shown only if they're not requested). If you're a OW/AM member or booked online, you can do online checkin up to 48 hours prior to departure.

Couple of notes though:

1) you can only call the airline direct AFTER the ticket's been issued -- prior to that, you need to get your travel agent to request a seat for you.
2) even if you've done online checkin, your seat is not guaranteed, and you still need to get your BP at the airport.
 
YLWbased
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RE: Swiss And Cathay - Can You Select An Actual Seat?

Wed May 16, 2007 4:35 pm

i'm a FF on CX's YVR-HKG route, and the answer is Yes/No.

Yes: if you book directly from CX with FULL Y fare or less then 30% discount ticket.
Yes: if your travel agent is willing to take the time to do it for you.
Yes: if you have a special need (e.g. baby onboard)

No: Redemption ticket
No: deeply discounted ticket
No: if you got a lazy travel agent

YLWbased
Hong Kong is not China. Not better or worse, just different.
 
Ansett767
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RE: Swiss And Cathay - Can You Select An Actual Seat?

Wed May 16, 2007 5:08 pm

YLWbased:
What about if I book through the Swiss website as a combined fare from SYD to europe
 
stylo777
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RE: Swiss And Cathay - Can You Select An Actual Seat?

Wed May 16, 2007 5:14 pm

with LX it is possible. just call their hotline and they will assist you even when you fly economy.
 
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RE: Swiss And Cathay - Can You Select An Actual Seat?

Fri May 18, 2007 3:24 pm

Anyone know about CX? if booking using Swiss... can I call CX and request a seat?

Anyone done this with swiss in Y?

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