seat blocking is alive or just bad, good or a disadvantage

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  1. LFCorsten
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    I think it's time for a classic topic. Does it work?

    1. Is it alive?
    2. Is it good?
    3. Is it bad?
    4. Or does it harm?
    Let's discuss it folks.
     
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  2. it is alive.
    Had it frequently on recent flights.
     
  3. Rambuster
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    Works ca 75% for me on short haul, nearly never in F.
     
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    It worked on BMI Regional recently.
    I even have screenshots of seat selection during OLCI to prove it. [​IMG]
     
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    On LH it works quite often.
    I don't know if it is supposed to be a benefit (pubished or otherwise) with LX/OS- however with these two airlines it never works.
     
  6. It worked for me on a recent flight in F. I was not thinking about it and it was quite confusing:

    I selected a seat and shortly afterwards the seat next to me was shown as occupied. I wanted to have an empty seat next to me (as the cabin was nearly empty), so I changed my seat to a row with two empty seats. A few hours later, the new seat next to me was taken again. I changed again and the same thing happened. At that time I gave up and decided if that person really wants to sit next to me, he/she can do so. In the end, the seat next to me was empty and it was seatblocking :)
     
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    Lucky you!
    On my usual commute the F cabin is regularly filled up with PADs ...
     
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    On your usual commute it is all those HON freeloaders!
     
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    It worked for me on FRA-MAD recently. On an A321, I was in 9A, my brother on the same booking was in 9C. There was one single open seat on the entire aircraft, and that was 9B. [​IMG]
     
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    Depends where I´m sitting. There more I sit in the back of the plane the better it works. Never works when using exit row.
     
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    seat blocking does work most of the time, and it's one of the few good features left for SEN's.
     
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    Does it work with OLCI? I am quite sure not, however someone with more knowledge of LH IT can be sure to comment.
     
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    My experience, too.
    I have seen it work once or twice but not reliably.
     
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    We are in the same boat. What I generally do is look for a row of three and if another person has booked the "right" seat for example, I book the "left" leaving only the middle open. It doesn't always work, and is not really seat blocking per se, but is a better bet than not- particularly when flying 744 in C.
     
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    I try to reserve 4D on the 747 at time of booking. Then if the worst case scenario happens and I have to stay in C I don't need to worry about seatblocking.
     
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    "Worst Case Scenario" is classic!

    4D is great- but when booking last minute, or changing flights, it is almost never available (watched it evaporate 2X this week as I changed flights!). Row 24 is not too bad either if the centre seat stays open.
     
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    For me it works quite often, but never ex-OSL. There I also lose my selected seat most of the time. [​IMG]
     
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    For you frequent LH 744 flyers in C- when 4D and 24 D/F are not available, where do you like to sit if flying alone?
     

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