Seat selection on DL award, KLM flight

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  1. autolycus

    autolycus Gold Member

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    Sorry in advance for the remedial question...

    I booked some award tickets a couple months ago for April (~120 days from now). I have picked the seats on all of the DL-operated flights, but DL.com still tells me that a seating diagram is not available for the KLM flight from AMS-BUD. No seats are listed as having been assigned for us. I'd really like to go on and get seat assignments for that flight so my wife and I will be guaranteed of sitting together. When will the seats be assigned automatically? Is there any way to get them assigned sooner?

    KLM.com can pull up the ATL-AMS seats using the DL locator #, but it, too, won't let me pick seats or show me what seats are assigned, if any.
     
  2. MSPeconomist
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    KLM makes seat maps available 90 days before the flight.

    I have not tried recently, but in the past you could call NW/DL and make a request for a certain type of seat on KLM, but the disadvantage of doing this is that the seat then could not be changed later by you.
     
  3. mtkeller
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    mtkeller Silver Member

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    If you're booked in coach on AMS-BUD, there won't be advance seat selection available, just at check-in. If you're in business, you can selected 90 days out as MSPeconomist says. Just be sure to do it on KLM.com.
     
  4. autolycus

    autolycus Gold Member

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    Yeah, it's coach (X fare, according to dl.com) for AMS-BUD. KLM doesn't allow advance seat selection for anyone other than business, or just doesn't allow it for award tickets? I guess we'll at least be checking in before a lot of passengers because we'll be checking in 24-hours before a TATL flight, which will give us a jump on EU-originating passengers.
     
  5. monitor
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    IME, seat assignments for all coach seats, paid, award, whatever, on KLM intra-Europe flights are day-of, at the airport.
     
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    autolycus Gold Member

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    Thanks for the info! At least it's a short flight compared to the one to get to AMS in the first place. :)
     

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