Hello, I've a 4 Cathay flights this coming winter that I booked using BA Avios. I enjoy CX but I don't enjoy the fact that since these are award tickets I can't get my seat assignments until 48 hours before the flights. I contacted CX and asked about joining their Marco Polo club, but even then I wouldn't be able to get seat assignments unless I'm a silver member. Does anyone know any "backdoor" (Being a member of some other program, etc.) means to get seat assignments in CX? I wouldn't mind paying a few dollars to join something, etc. if I could avoid hours and hours of playing "piggy in the middle". Thanks so much.