Check-My-Trip. Interesting seating...

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  1. N860CR

    N860CR Established Member

    Nov 30, 2004
    Brisbane & Sydney
    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.
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    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?
  2. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

    Dec 25, 2004
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    Qantas club member?

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


    Nov 16, 2004
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    This can gernally be done for anyone as long as no more than 20% of the WHY seats have been pre-allocated.
  4. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    BNE, SYD and CNX
    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.
  5. serfty


    Nov 16, 2004
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    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.

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