sccutler wrote:First booking ever on BA - and I find out that, having purchased three Business Class ("Club World," I believe they call it) tickets, at a not-inconsiderable price, I must pay an additional $108-$155/seat to select seats in advance.
Well, I admit to being impressed. But the impression is not a favorable one.
(By the way, I *was* able to select seats on the LHR-DFW return, because it's operated by AA).
george77300 wrote:They are one of the only airlines that do on a full fare International J ticket.
fbgdavidson wrote:george77300 wrote:They are one of the only airlines that do on a full fare International J ticket.
That is incorrect. A J Class (and C class) ticket comes with free seat pre-assignment.
It's not just oneworld Sapphires and above that get free seat assignments. I can't copy the URL for some reason but it's ok BA's website.
BA also aren't the only airline to charge for seat assignments in business class.
Firstly I didn’t say ONLY. I said “one of the only”. There are others it’s just a very small selection.
Secondly I did say oneworld sapphire anywhere. I said “some frequent flyer tiers”. I didn’t specify anywhere which ones that were or not included and certainly didn’t say only Sapphire.
Maybe try reading a bit better next time.
steveinbc wrote:.Yes. I too was hit by the same charge and what I find unacceptable is that it doesn't tell you as part of the booming process
steveinbc wrote:My takeaway is that they put their frequent fliers above occasional passengers and therefore it's unlikely that they will truly ayttavt the occasional premium passenger. Nuts in my view.
sk736 wrote:Just another example of how BA is fast winning the race to the bottom...even in business class!
hinckley wrote:Ya, it's a pretty unacceptable practice. It may not be "full fare," but when you're paying $6k or more for a ticket - any ticket - and you don't get seat selection, then you'll lose customers pretty quickly imo. I'm a pretty frequent international J-class flyer and I stay away from BA as much as possible. This practice plus their eight-across configuration (eight!!) make their offering completely uncompetitive.
gabrielchew wrote:Don't you think it makes sense to look after the people that regularly pay the bills, rather than that one off tourist?
steveinbc wrote:Then you didn't look very hard or didn't do it on BA's website. Last time I booked when I got the section for seat assignments it said, "Cost for seat assignements $0.00" or something like that (I'm BA Gold so there is no charge) which to me assumes that if you do select seats it shows you are required
Absolutely how it is supposed to be. You want to please those that are spending tens of thousands of dollars a year on tickets more than those who are one time ....
This forum is supposed to be for people to express their views and discuss the subject of aviation I a friendly and courteous manner. It's a shame when posters personalize comments and make the forum an unpleasant space.
LH658 wrote:What other airlines charge for seat assignment in business class? so does beat charge for seat assignment in first class?
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