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Tech issues - seats no longer blocked for gold/platinum?

Sludge321

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I noticed today when checking a seat map that all seats (apart from Economy X) now seem to be available for selection even when not logged in to my Velocity account.

I'm guessing this is probably a temporary tech blip, but I guess VA could have just abandoned blocking the forward seats for their Gold/Platinum members maybe?
 

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I just tried to manouvre my sons around their Economy X seating on an upcoming trip. But when I move them, I get a warning saying "you are selecting a standard seat and will lose all Economy X benefits if you proceed". It also displays refund I will get into my travel bank. Naturally, I have to abandon the move.

FWIW - I was trying to move them from row 23 into row 22 of a B777. And unless the Earth just fell of its axis - I am pretty sure I am still in the Economy X cabin....
 

lewyVA

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I had to change a reward booking seat for my partner (no status) on the weekend and was offered a row 6 seat,, I assumed it was because I was WG and talking to the Gold call centre, but perhaps not!
 

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Wonder if they are going to make changes and allow (non-status) passengers to pay extra to sit in the forward section of the cabin (like SQ do).
If it's a glitch, they are taking their time in fixing it ... But I guess that's no surprise.
 

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Just did a dummy booking without logging into my VA account and was able to select up to Row 6 - looks like it is definitely not being reserved for Gold atm.

Hmm...
 

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Dummy booking for SYD-LAX return does the same thing. Row 27 and back is freely available for non status pax.

Quite a sensational benefit for anyone who isn't familiar with the usual protocol.
 

nlagalle

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I noticed today when checking a seat map that all seats (apart from Economy X) now seem to be available for selection even when not logged in to my Velocity account.

I'm guessing this is probably a temporary tech blip, but I guess VA could have just abandoned blocking the forward seats for their Gold/Platinum members maybe?
Economy x has always been available to purchase... regardless of status
 

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Economy x has always been available to purchase... regardless of status
Yep that's right, and a couple of others have already mentioned this above too. Poor terminology/description on my part in my original post, sorry! (and I can't edit it any more). I meant to describe how "regular" seats previously unavailable to those without status were (or still are?) able to be selected by anyone. Economy X was still the same as before and I wasn't trying to focus/mention on that.
 

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Ok that makes sense.. I can agree there is something different as I booked flights for my mother in law and I could select row 7 and she is only silver..
 

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