Hi, I recently bought a ticket to Newark on flight CO1284 "Operated by Shuttle America dba United Express". I bought the ticket on continental.com as it was much cheaper than united.com. I figured that as the flight is operated by Shuttle America doing business as United Express, United seating would apply, i.e., as a premier I should be able to select any free economy plus seat. It turns out that Continental wants $39 for a bulkhead seat. If I go to united.com then the four bulkhead seats are shown as occupied. The flight is an e170 so I thought I would be safe on United seating. Do you guys know if it is possible to get a bulkhead seat on this kind of United Express flights without paying the $39?