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Seat Selection For Free: Which Airlines?

Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:44 pm

Which airlines allow you to select your seat for free when you book your flight?

I can think of AF (long haul), LY, DL, AA, UA

Those who don't: BA, CX, EI

Who else?
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RE: Seat Selection For Free: Which Airlines?

Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:09 pm

Many...KE/BR/HX/UO etc...

By the way, CX allow you to select your seat for free once you bought the ticket. (however certain deeply-discounted classes are excluded)
 
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RE: Seat Selection For Free: Which Airlines?

Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:18 pm

HA, AS

SY gives a very limited selection in that they will allow you to pick any of the middle seats for free.
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RE: Seat Selection For Free: Which Airlines?

Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:32 pm

LH does. AY with some booking classes. KL for longhaul.
 
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RE: Seat Selection For Free: Which Airlines?

Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:41 pm

I find it interesting that many foreign airlines do not allow you to select a seat while all of the US majors do.
 
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RE: Seat Selection For Free: Which Airlines?

Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:13 pm

Quite a few Asian carriers do allow free ASR at the point of booking, right up to 2-hours before STD: SQ, CI, TG, BR...
 
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RE: Seat Selection For Free: Which Airlines?

Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:14 pm

Quoting LY777 (Thread starter):
I can think of AF (long haul)

It's possible on AF but it's not reliable as I see that the seats I had reserved online have changed... Same goes for AC, last year I had seats reserved on the phone and they were gone when we checked-in.
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RE: Seat Selection For Free: Which Airlines?

Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:01 pm

OZ, Asiana allows seat selection with no fee.
 
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RE: Seat Selection For Free: Which Airlines?

Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:03 pm

From experience:

Here in the US:

UA
DL
US
B6
AA
VX

Others

5J
2P
CX
OZ
SQ
EK
EY
..and many others.
It's a cultural thing.
 
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RE: Seat Selection For Free: Which Airlines?

Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:17 pm

It is a shame AF doesn't allow to select your seat for short/medium haul
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RE: Seat Selection For Free: Which Airlines?

Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:47 pm

Quoting LY777 (Reply 9):
It is a shame AF doesn't allow to select your seat for short/medium haul

You can select a seat when online check-in opens 30 hours before departure. I've never had a problem choosing an acceptable seat on KL or AF at that time.
 
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RE: Seat Selection For Free: Which Airlines?

Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:04 pm

Quoting LY777 (Reply 9):
It is a shame AF doesn't allow to select your seat for short/medium haul

QF is the inverse. Seat selection is free on domestic flights but $25 for longhaul.

QFF status (and presumably any OW status) do get free seat selection.
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RE: Seat Selection For Free: Which Airlines?

Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:19 am

Turkish / Aer Lingus (Longhaul) .

Others allow you free if you have status such as BA.
 
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RE: Seat Selection For Free: Which Airlines?

Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:01 am

Quoting nws2002 (Reply 4):

Indeed. Yet it is the US airlines that are so "evil"...

Most interesting indeed good chap
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