Reserving Seats Without Paying the Fee?

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  1. y2kdread
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    Is it possible to reserve your seats on BA ahead of time either without using the fee or using Avios instead of cash?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gleff
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    Buy business class? Buy or redeem first class? Have relevant status?
     
  3. David
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    No, no.

    (unless you have status?)
     
  4. The Saint
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    A small correction. Only full fare business class get you seat allocation at booking if you don't have status.
     
  5. y2kdread
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    Nope, no status and this ticket was booked through AA rewards.

    I just wanted to try and get my wife and myself up in the upper deck of the 747.
     
  6. The Saint
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    Then I'm afraid it is either pay for selection or take your chances at OLCI.
     
  7. chef4u
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    Speaking of OLCI, I am flying YYZ-LHR-BLR. Layover/connection time is 5 hrs at LHR. When I check in online for the YYZ-LHR leg, am I able to check-in for the LHR-BLR leg, or do I have to wake up in the middle of the night to play OLCI seat roulette for the second leg?
     
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    You'll be able to check in for both legs when OLCI opens for your first leg. Nice little bonus!
     

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