Check-My-Trip. Interesting seating...

Status
Not open for further replies.

N860CR

Established Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2004
Messages
4,701
Points
840
Recently checked an upcoming SYD-SIN, BKK-SYD QF/BA using Check My Trip (and subsequently found out my flights changed by 6 hours... but that's another story).

Anyway I'm travelling with someone and we're both on seperate award tickets (i haven't linked them yet) both booked at the same time. I have no seat allocation, however he has been allocated Row 34 on QF31 SYD-SIN and Row 33 on BA9 BKK-SYD. Both of these are the bulkhead rows at the front of economy. We're both bronze.

Any idea why he would have been issued with the best seats in economy (remember no status or seating request) and I haven't been given anything?
 

Mal

Enthusiast
Joined
Dec 25, 2004
Messages
12,386
Points
1,065
Qantas club member?

If not, maybe the agent issuing the ticket was able to get seats assigned.
 

serfty

Veteran Member
Moderator
Joined
Nov 16, 2004
Messages
44,099
Solutions
19
Points
3,300
Qantas
Platinum
Virgin
Platinum
Mal said:
Qantas club member?

If not, maybe the agent issuing the ticket was able to get seats assigned.
This can gernally be done for anyone as long as no more than 20% of the WHY seats have been pre-allocated.
 

JohnK

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 22, 2005
Messages
43,731
Points
3,070
serfty said:
Mal said:
Qantas club member?

If not, maybe the agent issuing the ticket was able to get seats assigned.
This can gernally be done for anyone as long as no more than 20% of the WHY seats have been pre-allocated.
Serfty, is there anyway you can confirm or prove this pre-allocated rule? A few people on this board have mentioned this before.

I remember a few years ago when travelling overseas for work some of the bookings were made 2-3 days before travel and I was always issued with an allocated seat in WHY (managed to score a very good forward aisle seat everytime) before check-in.

Based on my experiences and what you are implying then most of the international flights I have been on would not have had more than 20% pre-allocated seats. I find that hard to believe as most of these flights were full, SYD-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-SYD.
 

serfty

Veteran Member
Moderator
Joined
Nov 16, 2004
Messages
44,099
Solutions
19
Points
3,300
Qantas
Platinum
Virgin
Platinum
JohnK said:
... Serfty, is there anyway you can confirm or prove this pre-allocated rule? A few people on this board have mentioned this before.

I remember a few years ago when travelling overseas for work some of the bookings were made 2-3 days before travel and I was always issued with an allocated seat in WHY (managed to score a very good forward aisle seat everytime) before check-in.

Based on my experiences and what you are implying then most of the international flights I have been on would not have had more than 20% pre-allocated seats. I find that hard to believe as most of these flights were full, SYD-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-SYD.
I can't really cofirm this, can only repeat from my (and other) experiences.

However, in your case, I believe that as a PS you are not subject to the 20% rule, same for QP NB, SG, WP & CL.
 
Virgin Wines Australia Has Exceptional Red, White & Sparkling Wines On Offer. See Online. See Our Exclusive Wine Selections From Around Australia & Around The World. Shop Now! Advent Calendar 2021. Better Wines for Less. Cancel Anytime. No Membership Fees.

AFF Supporters can remove this and all advertisements

Status
Not open for further replies.

Enhance your AFF viewing experience!

From just $6 we'll remove all advertisements so that you can enjoy a cleaner and uninterupted viewing experience.

And you'll be supporting us so that we can continue to provide this valuable resource :)


Sample AFF with no advertisements? More..
Top