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ramprat74
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Qantas Seat Selection

Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:03 pm

How far in advance can you select your seats on Qantas? I'm booked on flights in October. Thanks
 
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RE: Qantas Seat Selection

Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:48 pm



Quoting RampRat74 (Thread starter):
How far in advance can you select your seats on Qantas? I'm booked on flights in October. Thanks

I know in the US airlines often do out max 90 days.
 
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RE: Qantas Seat Selection

Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:56 pm



Quoting RampRat74 (Thread starter):
How far in advance can you select your seats on Qantas? I'm booked on flights in October. Thanks

Domestically, you can't...

Internationally, I select mine at the time of booking. I've had seats selected in excess off 300 days out. So call them and select...
I do enjoy a spot of flying, especially when it's not in economy!
 
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RE: Qantas Seat Selection

Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:41 am

On international flights, your seat is allocated on booking, according to your preferences and status. I think only high status passengers can change their seat.
 
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RE: Qantas Seat Selection

Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:52 pm

Thanks for the heads up. I called Qantas last night. I guess their Tucson res center was closed for the day. The ring-tone was weird. So I was connected to a agent in Australia. She reserved seats on both flights. I wanted the 2 seat rows in the back of the 744. They were all taking already. I can't wait to fly on the A380 on the return leg!
 
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RE: Qantas Seat Selection

Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:40 pm



Quoting Ramprat74 (Reply 4):
The ring-tone was weird.

Double short ring, space, double short ring?  Smile That's Australia!
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RE: Qantas Seat Selection

Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:07 am



Quoting Grozzy (Reply 3):
On international flights, your seat is allocated on booking, according to your preferences and status. I think only high status passengers can change their seat.

Yes, flew QF for first time last month and was not able to reserve/request seat on QANTAS.com. I called reservations in US and got sent to Tucson who would not reserve a seat for me. I was told seat assignments are done at check in.

Quoting Ramprat74 (Reply 4):
The ring-tone was weird. So I was connected to a agent in Australia. She reserved seats on both flights

Yep, I called after hours and rang Australia and they did it for me.

Quoting Ramprat74 (Reply 4):
I can't wait to fly on the A380 on the return leg!

Great aircraft. Just a comfortable ride. I did it in Y on QF 011, and it was great. Much better than the old 744 I had on QF 026 LAX-AKL.

I can tell you that the crew is nothing special though. I was told the ''special'' A380 crew would be different, but they were nothing to write home about.

Quoting Ramprat74 (Reply 4):
So I was connected to a agent in Australia

Actually, I try to do that as much as possible when flying on a non US carrier. Often, if you wait till after midnight (local US time) you can get connected to the respective home country. I've done it to reserve special meals on IB, VS in Britain even waived by phone booking fee one year. Plus you get to hear the native accent which really gets me in the travel mood.
 
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RE: Qantas Seat Selection

Sat May 02, 2009 10:50 am

Don't know about international, but if you are flying on a domestic route you can check in online 24 hours before the flight.
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RE: Qantas Seat Selection

Mon May 11, 2009 4:27 am

just booked LAX-SYD-SFO last night and was assigned window seats as requested, but not able to change more than that.

Got lucky with decent seats, so probably won't bother to make the call.
Good tip to call Australia to change though, might have to do that if seatguru shows anything negative about the ones I was assigned or if I get switched.

Doing LAX-SYD on the A380, so can't imagine a bad seat there Big grin
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