QF International Seat Selection

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Hi Gang,

A while ago I was able to get around qantas ridiculous $25 seat selection fee by using Royal Jordanians website to select a seat on a qantas intl flight. I tried this again today and doesn't seem to be possible. Is there any other way to select a seat without being slugged $25?

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Get yourself Silver status or above, or book in a premium cabin.
 

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Get yourself Silver status or above, or book in a premium cabin.

The reason I try to maintain Silver status is for this benefit alone - seat selection. As opusman says, unless you buy a premium fare you need at least silver status to pick a seat when you book.
 

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Hi Gang,

A while ago I was able to get around qantas ridiculous $25 seat selection fee by using Royal Jordanians website to select a seat on a qantas intl flight. I tried this again today and doesn't seem to be possible. Is there any other way to select a seat without being slugged $25?

Thanks

If you think $25.00 is expensive don't fly BA then - they even charge you for J seat selection. If you don't want to pay, then just wait until T-24 & do online checkin.

You need to ask yourself if you'd be happier in a middle seat having saved yourself $25 or whether parting with the cash is worth the peace of mind for knowing that you won't be sitting between two people & have your preferred choice of window or aisle.
 
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It is also a good way of getting the glitches closed by noting them online.

I think your only option here is to part with the $25 or points for seat selection.
 
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Flying BA next week intra-Europe and could book any economy seat for free (incl exit). I'm OWE.

Good luck keeping it if you're anywhere near the front.
BA are notorious for moving the J/Y divider curtain back and shifting adjacent pax.
In fact it's happened to me today, though I did manage to retain a nice forward seat a few days ago.
 

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Even for OWE? Last time I booked J on BA seat selection was free.

+ 1 (in-fact + four) J seats x 2 sectors x 2 passengers booked, allocated but not travelled yet.
 

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Even for OWE? Last time I booked J on BA seat selection was free.

Not talking about OWE because if the OP had that status they wouldn't be commenting about having to pay $25 for QF seat selection because it would be free.
 

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Not talking about OWE because if the OP had that status they wouldn't be commenting about having to pay $25 for QF seat selection because it would be free.

Sorry, thought you were just grumbling from personal experience :)
 

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... If you don't want to pay, then just wait until T-24 & do online checkin...

Even at T-24 there could be issues, say if you are doing QF1/9, MMB may get in the way. I recently recommended to my daughter that she pay up and select, rather than find herself in a middle seat on a crowded plane to LA - she took the advice.
 
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