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Seating Availability/Allocation/Configuration Help Desk

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>>>> ADDED 30 Sept 2010 <<<<

Background to this thread:

In a similar vein to the "Flight Availability / Upgrade Probability Help Desk" there has an increase in the posting of questions about specific seat allocation/availability on a flight. These are all valid questions and we all appreciate the efforts our members go to to provide answers.

The only drawback is that our forums can become "cluttered" with such queries. This tends to reduce the overall usability of our site.

This new consolidated thread is where you can ask questions about seating allocation/availability. Hopefully, this will reduce clutter and improve usability.

Guidelines for posting in this thread:

Please post questions about availability of specific seats in this new consolidated thread. Be sure to include the airline, flight number, date etc.

When answering questions, please include the original question. This will assist in readability and management of the thread.


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4B is allocated along with 4A & 4C. 4E is still unallocated/unblocked.
Thanks heaps.
Another :( moment as I was in 5C with 5B available but then 4A and 4B opened up and 4C still taken. So I jumped into 4A. Only to see 4B disappear shortly afterwards. I just can't understand the point of taking 4B when 5B and C are available. My platinum shadow needs fine tuning. I was seeing 4E open so should have guessed the answer.

Gee that was a mouth full. Oh well, whinge over.

Might have to take up that 15% EF discount.
 
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Hi Guys

I'm on QF821 tomorrow (6/10/10). I had pre-selected 6D a t-80 and now on online checking i've been smidged back to 12D with all those at the front blocked out?

This flight is usually pretty easy to get good seats (gold although even as silver i could get the bus class seats), certainly not that many plat and CL on it.

Are all those seats filled or blocked?
Do people often get moved when OLCI?

Thanks.
M
 

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Hi Guys

I'm on QF821 tomorrow (6/10/10). I had pre-selected 6D a t-80 and now on online checking i've been smidged back to 12D with all those at the front blocked out?

This flight is usually pretty easy to get good seats (gold although even as silver i could get the bus class seats), certainly not that many plat and CL on it.

Are all those seats filled or blocked?
Do people often get moved when OLCI?

Thanks.
M
muppet,

Welcome to AFF.

It is not normal to get moved around like this but the airlines do reserve the right to change things when and how they want. Maybe there was an aircraft change and everything was reset and everyone got in ahead of you. (unlikely)

Where are you flying from/to :?:
 

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Expert Flyer shows following for QF 94 on 28/10:

F8 A8 J9 C9 D0 I0 W9 R8 T5 Y8 B4 H3 K5 M4 L4 V4 S4 G0 E0

What can be interpreted - eg is Economy oversold?

Also, seatmap for First shows only 2 seats allocated so I am guessing that F8 includes all the overflow from below.

Perhaps the whole aircraft is getting closed to oversold?
 

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Hi Guys

I'm on QF821 tomorrow (6/10/10). I had pre-selected 6D a t-80 and now on online checking i've been smidged back to 12D with all those at the front blocked out?

This flight is usually pretty easy to get good seats (gold although even as silver i could get the bus class seats), certainly not that many plat and CL on it.

Are all those seats filled or blocked?
Do people often get moved when OLCI?

Thanks.
M
Welcome to AFF

What ended up happening? I'm guess you might have been on a 737-400 and hence 12D would be an exit row?
 

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Welcome to AFF

What ended up happening? I'm guess you might have been on a 737-400 and hence 12D would be an exit row?
Hi

yep. turns out it was really light load. the first 10 rows (incl. bus class) were empty.
although some no status peasants still got the front row of the exit rows. although they were crammed in, not with the middle seat blocked like us.

so i guess in the end they had good reason to reallocate.

m
 

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Would like to know what is the load on Y and Y+ or J on these flights
QF 9 on 16th Oct MEL - SIN
QF 51 on 16th Oct SIN - BOM
 

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yep. turns out it was really light load. the first 10 rows (incl. bus class) were empty.
although some no status peasants still got the front row of the exit rows. although they were crammed in, not with the middle seat blocked like us.

so i guess in the end they had good reason to reallocate.

m
Muppet QF Load Control will block forward rows in Y on a 737 for trim purposes when there is a light load so it seems you were bumped for operational reasons rather than to give the seat to someone else.
 

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Ok here's a strange one. QF458 MEL-SYD is usually a 763 as far as I'm aware. I'm booked on Dec 23rd, and even clicking the flight number on q.com shows it is a 763.

When I go to seat selection however, it brings up a map of a 73H.

Without thinking at first, I just selected 10B & 10C (as SG furthest forward I can select). But then I realised the aircraft should be a 763 seat map.

What will happen with my selection, as obviously row 10 doesn't exist on a 763?!

Also does anyone know how this would have happened?
 

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Which A332 is it- Per to Syd 28th Oct?

Hi guys

Can someone tell me which version is being used tmrw on the 1135 And 1330 flight to Sydney?


Thanks
 

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Re: Which A332 is it- Per to Syd 28th Oct?

Thanks Serfty.

Great help as always and appreciated
 

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Ok here's a strange one. QF458 MEL-SYD is usually a 763 as far as I'm aware. I'm booked on Dec 23rd, and even clicking the flight number on q.com shows it is a 763. ...
E/F shows the same - a 763 but a 734 seat map.

Only 10A/B and 18A/B are currently allocated.
 

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Hi All,
Could someone help me out with QF635 MEL-BNE tonight?

I have 5A and 5C at the moment but want to know how full it will be. Obviously I don't want a random in the middle seat.

I am a WP so hopefully I might get a shadow.
 

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Hi All,
Could someone help me out with QF635 MEL-BNE tonight?
QF635 is BNE-MEL.

Assuming this is what you mean, the middle seat will be taken, as Y is totally full with only 4 business seats left.
 

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Thanks Ewing but I am the idiot and reading the flt number glancingly at the blackberry obviously wasn't the best move.

I am on QF 636 MEL-BNE dep 20:05. Hopefully this one isn't as full.

Cheers
 

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I am on QF 636 MEL-BNE dep 20:05. Hopefully this one isn't as full.
That's a bit better.

Unfortunately still just as full :(

6B is not showing as blocked for me as a WP, but nobody is in there yet.
 

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Can one of my AFF friends with access to EF kindly post the seat map availability for
14 Feb 11 QF73 Syd-Sfo in Y
27 Feb 11 QF12 Lax-Syd in Y

thanks so much....
 

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