BA seat selection

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  1. trippin_the_rift
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    Thought someone might be able to throw some light on this.... At T-24 from my first BA flight, all my seat selections (SYD-LHR-BCN & vv) went blank, I couldn't re-select any seats and the check in agent couldn't see any seat requests either.

    I'm a little worried as my return in a few days has no seats selected, BA.com won't let me select any (says available on check-in), and expertflyer is showing almost every seat taken, apart from a few really bad forward facing on the lower deck...

    Would my original seats be in the system still...is this normal for BA?

    I'm oneworld emerald so seat selection in Club is no problem I understand.
     
  2. G-BOAC
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    This sounds most odd. All I can think of is that the system has somehow 'lost' your Emerald status - it thinks you're no longer eligible for seat selection and so has removed them automatically. Call BA and ask them to delete and then re-add your FF number, then see if that unlocks seating assignment rights for you?
     
  3. trippin_the_rift
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    What's strange is the first flights of that intinery have posted successfully to my Qantas FF account, so my number is definitely in the booking correctly. Also before ~24hours before the first flight, it let me select seats without issue.

    It's almost as if at T-24 it froze my seat selections and won't tell me what they are now.
     
  4. Globaliser
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    I'm not quite clear which bit of the BA website you're using to try to change seats.

    I think that if online check-in is open, you can no longer change your seat via Manage My Booking. You have to do that through OLCI.

    For the return part of the itinerary, if your OWE status is properly recorded but you can't select or change your seat via Manage My Booking, and the seat map looks like it's very full, that may be exactly why you can't do it - it's been locked out because there have been so many pre-allocations. In that case, (although this is far from certain) it may herald good things. ;) But OLCI will be important.
     
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  5. Alan in CBR
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    Just curious which forward facing seats in Club you think are bad. To my mind the only bad seats are the E and F seats (assuming you are travelling on your own).
     
  6. trippin_the_rift
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    Yeah E/F on lower deck wouldn't be fun if you were travelling alone... unless the other pax was blessed with high cheek bones and had a few too much bubbly.

    I'm not a fan of the aisle seats in general on BA Club World, they don't feel very private at all.
     
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  7. Alan in CBR
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    Ah, OK. That makes sense. They don't bother me, but we all have our preferences.

    My first op-up from WT+ to Club was into a rear-facing middle seat. Didn't think I was in a position to complain though. [​IMG]
     
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    (Sorry if you read this on the "other" site, but I figured might as well get as many opinions).Sitting in F on an upcoming trip (744). Currently me and Mrs. in 2AK, but 3A just opened. Should I move us to be 2/3A instead of 2AK?
     
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    Nope. Keep 2A/K
     
  10. spaced2
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    Any chance someone with expertflyer access can take a gander and see what CW seating looks like on BA 114 this Friday (11 Mar)? No seats selected and i'd like to know what my chances of getting on the upper deck is like.

    Thanks!!
     
  11. The Saint
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    Expertflyer shows all seats on UD are taken. All middle seats on the LD are free, as well as 18A and 19K.
     
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    i am always amazed at how much grief customers face with this silly policy and yet BA does nothing about the same.
     
  13. The Saint
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    Perhaps because BA reckons that the policy pleases more of its regular customers than it annoys irregular customers. Paid for pre-allocation is available for those without status.
     
  14. milestoburn
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    i suspect a person who does a one off flying CW down under contributes way more to BA's bottom line than some of the Eurocheats at Sliver.
     
  15. The Saint
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    And you're entitled to your view. BA clearly takes a different view: and it has access to the data.
     
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    If you buy fully flex or you have status you get free seat reservation. Why should those booking earliest and pay the lowest fare get best seats?

    Sorry know its been said before - but such is the nature of this thread....
     
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    Tried to check in 24 hours in advance today for a Business Class BA flight to London. System would not let me. Called BA. Was told the flight was full. "Go to the airport early tomorrow to get a seat." Typical BA attitude. Asked for a supervisor and got disconnected. I suppose I should have paid them $90 a few months back to get a seat assignment..
     
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    Why? Is the difference from any one CW seat to another CW seat REALLY worth US$90?
     

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