Strange seating availabilty in J

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  1. ilgattonero
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    Trying to allocate seats on JL772. There appears to be only two seats available but expert flyer shows all but a few blocked.

    What could be going on here? aircraft change?

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    10H seems like the way to go! ;)
     
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    Which date is this?
     
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    11th October.
     
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    Looks more like they have reserved those seats for a group or something. Oct 10 and 12 are sold out in C. Any special events around those dates?

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    Yeah must be. 11 Oct was also sold out in C up until a week ago. I had been watching those flights for a while and grabbed a seat when it became available.
     
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    Looks good, wouldn't mind going to there myself. :)

    Could be returning from something on in Sydney?

    Oh well, guess i better take that aisle seat in case it doesn't open up later on.
     
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    Wow just taken a look looks like now 1 A and C are taken but there`s 4 seats left but only 1 visible to be taken - 10E! I rang up Diamond/Premium line for shits and giggles and said "Is 10E my only option?" their answer "Where would you like to sit? we will try to accommodate your request however cannot guarantee you will get your preferred seat" Translation for those that are new to JAL that means for me "We`ll make it happen, leave it with us" (response applicable if you are Diamond or Premier). Moreover, if you`re Sapphire or below including JGC that means "It`s unlikely you will get your preferred seat unless you keep calling us on a daily basis to complain"

    Moral of the story.... If you want a particular seat ring up and request it so they can note it on your res so that the check in staff at least have a chance to try and accommodate your request.
     
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    We shall see. Im Diamond and did request a better seat when I made the reservation last week. Did those few with alllocated seats get in before the rest of the cabin was blocked?
     
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    Cool. Those two seats on the first row on the last hand side also got filled that were previously blocked.

    You`ll probably get what you want on check in or when boarding the plane.
     

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