I recently booked one of those (for me) rare business trips. Coach to India. Woohoo! I have no status with BA (put my AS MVP account in the reservation), so I fully expected to not be able to select a seat until checkin time (or pay out of my own pocket for it). But when I looked up the reservation on ba.com, it turned out that I could select seats for free. I couldn't find any fare rules on ba.com, but I don't think it's a flexible ticket. Do they have special arrangements for bookings coming out of corporate travel systems? (I couldn't select seats in my company's travel system).