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[Jun. 12th, 2009|12:42 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Am I missing a trick here? My flight home departs in 23.5 hours, so I've just gone to online check-in and the good seats have all gone already. Not only that, but I could only choose from about 20 seats on the plane. Man, I'm so going to use BA again next time I fly to the US. At the same stage of last year's trip it was a doddle to get an extra leg room seat. This time, nothing.

From: baphomette
2009-06-12 01:03 am (UTC)
When I booked my flights to Australia, I didn't realise that you could bagsy a seat *before* online check in - they were available as soon as I booked the ticket online! So the same thing happened to me, and I was logged in bang on the 24 hour mark for the outbound flight :/

That was with Emirates, who are your flights with?

Edited at 2009-06-12 01:04 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: classytart
2009-06-12 06:55 am (UTC)
Continental do that, too. I like it. Perhaps only because I knew so bagged good seats.
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[User Picture]From: sevenwindmills
2009-06-12 07:06 am (UTC)
You should have flown with Virgin - you get 2-3 days for your online check in, and it's almost always easy to get a decent seat (plus they have the best in-flight)

Unless you already are with Virgin, and you were just too late!
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-06-12 04:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I am on Virgin. They definitely told me that the online check-in opened 24 hours before the flight!
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[User Picture]From: sevenwindmills
2009-06-13 09:00 am (UTC)
hmm, maybe it has changed... or I'm wrong! Still annoying though - BA though?! Do they offer online check-in yet? I vowed never to fly with them again after our last Australia trip, where they didn't offer us aisle seats (despite requesting them), and I was stuck next to a crabby 3 year old kicking me in the guts for 12 hours (better me crabby than him crabby, I decided, so played Tetris for 10 hours instead).

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[User Picture]From: mr_tom
2009-06-12 08:13 am (UTC)
BA frequent flyers can reserve seats at the time of booking. I would imagine that this would be similar to most airlines.

I trust that Sir has used the wonderful SeatGuru?
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2009-06-12 08:56 am (UTC)
Ha, don't trust BA not to do that to you as well. This year I logged in 24 hours before my flight home from Rio and the check in had been open for hours already on account of how, inexplicably, BA opened the check in 24 hours before 11pm UK time and not 11pm Brazilian time (which is 6 hours behind the UK).
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2009-06-12 10:07 am (UTC)
As lots of people have already said (but have failed to stop me from reiterating it), you can often choose your seat at the time you book your ticket.
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[User Picture]From: cob_web
2009-06-12 06:49 pm (UTC)
Ha, tell me about it! On our way back from JApan we logged in as soon as we could to chose seats, and we had NO choice, and we were sat at opposite ends of the plane! We booked teh tickets at the same time, on the same credit card and we have the same surname. Is it so hard to think that we just *might* want to sit together?!! *still fuming*
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