Pay 20 bucks for row 4 ... status doesn't matter

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  1. bigjobs

    bigjobs Active Member

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    lol, just went to select seat for flight from SYD to BNE later this week and row 4 is available for selection ... click on it and I am asked to pay 20 bucks ... WP level.

    What is this BS? When did it start?
     
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  2. defurax

    defurax Established Member

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    Soon we'll have to pay for J and F seat selection...
     
  3. bigjobs

    bigjobs Active Member

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    Soon you'll have to pay for them to not be openly hostile towards you.
     
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  4. opusman

    opusman Established Member

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    Interesting, row 4 was not available to me for a flight (MEL-ADL) last week until T-80, and then there was no charge.

    $20 for exit rows though :(
     
  5. Pushka

    Pushka Enthusiast

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    I just made a booking about 5 minutes ago and all row 4 and 5 were unavailable as WP. Could be a CL/WP heavy flight I guess.
     
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  6. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Junior Member

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    Qantas’ value proposition continues to deteriorate... compare this with FREE EconomyX for Plats in first three rows of Economy - has to be a strong reason for me to choose QF over VA for domestic travel these days...
     
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  7. mannej

    mannej Senior Member

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    Seat selection has known to glitch before asking for payment where none is required or not asking for payment where it is required.

    Doesn’t surprise me if it is a glitch
     
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  8. kermatu

    kermatu Established Member

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    Rows 4 and 5 on a 737 and 717 should only be available to CLs and P1s until T-80. Haven't heard of these being offered for $20 before. Agree it's probably a glitch.
     
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  9. opusman

    opusman Established Member

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    This was my experience last week, could not get further forward than row 6 until T-80 when 4/5 opened up.
     
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  10. Silvia

    Silvia Member

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    I wasn't aware of row 4 now being subject to payment or not available for WP. Perhaps give a call to QF centre? would be interesting to get the "official" story around this.
     
  11. Anna

    Anna Established Member

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    That's normal for WP if >T80. Same for row 1. Try at T80 and rows 4-5 should open up for WP (or row 1 if in J).
     
  12. GoldCanyon340

    GoldCanyon340 Established Member

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    Been like this for a while now. Only CL and P1 can select any non-bassinet seat at any time in the cabin they’re seated.
     
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  13. blackcat20

    blackcat20 Senior Member

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    No option to purchase row 4 on our bookings.
     
  14. bigjobs

    bigjobs Active Member

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    interesting. glitch in the matrix then perhaps ... for now at least.
     
  15. RichardMEL

    RichardMEL Established Member

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    eh just wait till T-80 and select row 4. I have a PS work colleague does it all the time (annoys the WP's I bet lol)
     
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  16. Haplo

    Haplo Member

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    As a WP I was able to select row 4 at time of booking (3 weeks ahead), one caveat is that it was a SYD ZQN flight.
     
  17. serfty

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    International has generally been different for seat selection when compared to domestic. It is getting harder though and may now be just the 73H flights.
     
  18. blackcat20

    blackcat20 Senior Member

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    Normal for NZ flights. Not so for domestic ones.
     
  19. GoldCanyon340

    GoldCanyon340 Established Member

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    The row 4 selection is certainly one good thing about seating on the Trans Tasman flights. Row 1 is also available at time of booking for J.
     
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  20. kermatu

    kermatu Established Member

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    Not if you are a P1 and beaten to Row 1 or 4 by a minion WP !!

    I'm usually able to snare an A330 across the ditch (or fly SQ or LAN!) so the 737 'glitch' doesn't affect me. But yep, it's a good benefit for WPs. Presumably applies to other 737 international services?
     
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