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Few Questions About CO Booking And LAX-EWR

Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:18 am

I will tomorrow book a ticket on CO (LAX-EWR-LAX in April) and I have few question regarding the booking/flights:

#1:
On CO.com you are allowed to choose your seat upon booking. On the LAX-EWR sector I will choose seat 24A, but on the EWR-LAX sector I am not able to choose my seat because the whole airplane is full (according to the seating chart). So my question is, what seat will I be allocated? When will I know which seat I will get, is it upon check in? Can I call CO already and ask them for a specific seat even though all seats are full? I really want a window seat, but I am not able to choose any seat now.


#2:
If I choose a seat upon booking, am I guaranteed that seat or can someone else request that seat when checking in before me, and get it?

#3:
Which side of the aircraft should I sit at on my LAX-EWR sector and EWR-LAX sector? Which side gives me the best scenery of New York when landing at EWR?
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RE: Few Questions About CO Booking And LAX-EWR

Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:43 pm



Quoting B747forever (Thread starter):
If I choose a seat upon booking, am I guaranteed that seat

Technically and officially, NO, but it is very likely that you will end up in that seat.
Always there is a disclaimer present, quoting operational reasons and other stuff why you might end up in a different seat.

Quoting B747forever (Thread starter):
or can someone else request that seat when checking in before me, and get it?

Usually not. But if you want to be sure, check-in online as early as possible.

Quoting B747forever (Thread starter):
Which side of the aircraft should I sit at on my LAX-EWR sector and EWR-LAX sector?

Facing away from the sun, i.e. choose a seat on the north side.
LAX-EWR: Seat "A"
EWR-LAX: Seat "F" (or the higher equivilant on bigger metal)

Quoting B747forever (Thread starter):
Which side gives me the best scenery of New York when landing at EWR?

Depends on wind i.e. runways in use.
With prevailing winds from the West, the "F"-seat could be the better choice.

Quoting B747forever (Thread starter):
but on the EWR-LAX sector I am not able to choose my seat because the whole airplane is full (according to the seating chart). So my question is, what seat will I be allocated?

Usually there are seats that connot be reserved online (exit rows usually require a PSA visually confirming that the pax appears to be able to operate the exit door).
If it is really solidly booked, you might end up on an internal waiting list (controlled overbooking) even though you get a "confirmed" status.
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RE: Few Questions About CO Booking And LAX-EWR

Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:11 pm



Quoting HT (Reply 1):
Usually not. But if you want to be sure, check-in online as early as possible.

Okay I see. But if I check in online can I choose to print out my boarding pass at the airport (i.e at a check in counter)? Also when checking in online will all seats be available for me to choose even though it shows currently occupied?

Quoting HT (Reply 1):
Facing away from the sun, i.e. choose a seat on the north side.
LAX-EWR: Seat "A"

But it is a day (8:30am-5pm) flight (no sunrise/sunset) If I choose a F seat will I have the sun in my eyes?
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RE: Few Questions About CO Booking And LAX-EWR

Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:26 pm



Quoting B747forever (Reply 2):
Also when checking in online will all seats be available for me to choose even though it shows currently occupied?

Usually only seats that were not pre-reserved are available to choose from.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 2):
But it is a day (8:30am-5pm) flight (no sunrise/sunset) If I choose a F seat will I have the sun in my eyes?

Yes for the first half of the flight. Past this, the sun gradually will come from the aft, but still looking into the sun will make views downwards less good than pn the other side of the a/c.
Plus, having the sun shining through that window for hours usually make sitting there quite warm.
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RE: Few Questions About CO Booking And LAX-EWR

Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:32 am

EWR generally uses 22L for arrivals, so you'd want to sit on the left side of the cabin (seat A) for the best views of Manhattan.

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