Was booking a trip this weekend and .bomb kept erroring out on the payment screen. After about the 5th time beating my head against the computer keyboard, I decided to call. Helpful agent informs me she can only see 4 seats at that fare class. I assume someone bought a seat while I was deciding which flight to book. But no, I start my search again and same flight still comes up. Instead of trying that again, I selected a different routing- same problem. So I call into have someone book it. Surely inventory didn't change again while I was selecting my flight. This agent tells me that they can't put more than 4 on the same itinerary. Ummm-ok. Why does .bomb allow you to search for more than 4 if it can't be booked? So she puts 1 of us on a separate reservation and 4 on another. Of course, that's going to create problems with luggage benefits at check-in, but i can manage that I hope. But when I tried to select seats, the single person can't get e+ seats either. I called back in and a supervisor has to get involved, but all 5 of us are in e+ now. The agent didn't think we could do it because we aren't on same reservation. (not my fault). The platinum benefit includes up to 8 in e+ on same reservation. So why can't I put 8 on same reservation? Anyone else experience this recently? Flights included lufthansa if that helps make sense. Any tips to avoid this in the future? We are now a family of 5. Making 2 reservations every time we fly will drive me to another airline when possible just from a simplicity standpoint. Hopefully the 2 agents that told me limit of 4 were misinformed.