Class change question

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  1. Keith009

    Keith009 Established Member

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    #1 Keith009, Oct 3, 2007
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    I'm currently ticketed in A for AA178 SFO-JFK. When I booked the flight, it was a 2 class 763. It's since turned into a 3 class 762 flight. The problem is I'm on a DONEx which only allows me to travel in A for 2 class services in North America, which thus renders that bit of my itinerary contrary to the rules.

    So I'm wondering if I'd be downgraded to D between now and departure, or will it "fall off the radar"? I'd assume that it'd be spotted during rerouting? Maybe a good idea to leave the rerouting till after that flight is over then? ;)
     

  2. alect

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    If your ticket says A and your reseration is in A, my guess is going to be no one at AA (incuding the check-in agent) is going to know any different and you will get to fly in FS F - enjoy. The only possible downside is that you get downgraded to D at or before check-in and don't have your first choice of seats in J.
     
  3. simongr

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    Have you tried pre-allocating seat ? That might give you an indication of the class of ervice you are booked into.

    On a recent pre-allocation of a seat when I was waitlisting for an eVIP to clear they accidentally put me into F but then dropped me down to J a couple of days later - I have a feeling this wont be a good outcome for you...
     
  4. Hawkeye

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    I seem to recall NM describing being accidentally booked into A on a 3-class AA flight, because the TA was so used to using the A fare bucket. I don't recall that he was chucked back into D.

    Fingers crossed ...
     
  5. NM

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    was not actually an AA flight, but an AA codeshare operated by another OneWorld carrier. I would certainly be expecting to be travelling in the F cabin on that flight. Probably a good idea not to have the ticket re-issued until after that flight, but even then I very much doubt it would be picked up.
     
  6. Keith009

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    #6 Keith009, Oct 4, 2007
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    Thanks for the advice. :D

    Yes indeed I'm still in A when I opened up the map for seat allocation. They carried over my seat preference from the old plane in fact; I've now changed it to a nicer seat on the new plane. I didn't even know that the aircraft type had changed until I was playing around with 'my reservations' and noticed a 762 instead of a 763. :)
     
  7. Keith009

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    #7 Keith009, Oct 8, 2007
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    OT: Does anyone have any preference for a specific seat in F on the 762?

    I'm currently booked in 2H due to adherence to FEBO, but suddenly realised that there are only 9 seats in the whole cabin and so FEBO might not be as important.

    Seatguru and seatexpert both indicate that 2D is a good seat, and it looks like an interesting experience in the 'solo' seat.

    FWIW my parents are flying with me and are booked into 2AB.

    Comments appreciated. :)

    (But of course all will be moot if I get downgraded to D between now and check in...:-|)
     
  8. alect

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    I your parents are in 2A/B then the Cpatain Kirk seat (2D) is perfect!
     
  9. NM

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    I don't really like the solo seat as I find it a little too "exposed" to all around me. But as alect says, if travelling with people in 2AB, then 2D would not feel so exposed to strangers.
     
  10. Keith009

    Keith009 Established Member

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    Same reason why I don't like row 83 on LH F despite what seatguru/seatexpert says.

    Still tossing up between 2D and 3B. I usually like chatting having a seat mate to chat to, but the clientele in F generally don't appear to be too attractive. If that made any sense. :oops: :D

    I might go flip a coin. ;)
     
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