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VA marketed VX flight - seat selection?

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pythonisman

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Hi all,

Wondering if anyone has any suggestions for me here. I've booked a trip to the USA and have some segments on VX metal (with VA flight numbers (VA5254 & VA5259). At the time of booking, seat selection came back as unavailable for the VX legs (I wasn't surprised).
After booking, if I go into the seat selection system under manage my bookings, both VX legs are now showing seat maps, and they look plausibly like real seat maps.

If I choose a seat and confirm, I get an error back about some changes not being able to be made, and by the looks of it the VX legs don't get any seats selected. I get another confirmation email but it doesn't have those seats saved.

It's not a huge deal (I'm hoping if I get boarding passes printed in Australia when I leave, that I'll be able to get a decent seat), but it would be nice to reserve the first row, which from memory was pretty good in terms of pitch. Not quite VA row 3 but not far off it.

Does anyone have any experience with this?

 

Deewhy

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Hi all,

Wondering if anyone has any suggestions for me here. I've booked a trip to the USA and have some segments on VX metal (with VA flight numbers (VA5254 & VA5259). At the time of booking, seat selection came back as unavailable for the VX legs (I wasn't surprised).
After booking, if I go into the seat selection system under manage my bookings, both VX legs are now showing seat maps, and they look plausibly like real seat maps.

If I choose a seat and confirm, I get an error back about some changes not being able to be made, and by the looks of it the VX legs don't get any seats selected. I get another confirmation email but it doesn't have those seats saved.

It's not a huge deal (I'm hoping if I get boarding passes printed in Australia when I leave, that I'll be able to get a decent seat), but it would be nice to reserve the first row, which from memory was pretty good in terms of pitch. Not quite VA row 3 but not far off it.

Does anyone have any experience with this?
as far as I know you can't seat select online, but what I have done is get the vx booking ref and call them.row 3 is main cabin select. If you have a Pe seat ticket on VA they will give that to you. Otherwise not sure if they'd give it to you unless you pay for the upgrade at the time that window opens (can't remember what that is though).
 

pythonisman

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Thanks, and yep, I forgot about MCS. (I flew MCS last time I flew VX)
Might be interested to see what the upgrade cost was, but for a 1hr flight I'm not too worried. Interesting that the seat map is showing but won't let you save changes.

Thanks for the tip re: the VX PNR, I'll get onto that at some point.
 
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