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Old Jan 18, 10, 6:40 pm   #1
 
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SFO-HKG: switch business/econ seats with my mom?

I have a business class ticket and my mom has an economy ticket on the same CX flight for SFO-HKG. Once we board the plane, can I switch seats with my mom so that she can sit in business and I in economy?
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Old Jan 18, 10, 7:33 pm   #2
 
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Yes it should not be a problem. Perhaps just inform one of the FAs that you're swapping so they can update their manifest so they're not "surprised" to find a Mrs XYZ in the seat instead of Mr XYZ.
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Old Jan 18, 10, 7:49 pm   #3
 
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But what you can't do is keep switching backwards and forwards so that you both, in effect, get business class service / drinks etc.
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Old Jan 18, 10, 8:09 pm   #4
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Correct. Just inform the SP when you board. You cannot keep switching. If the crew allows, perhaps you can switch once more.
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Old Jan 18, 10, 8:48 pm   #5
 
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I have a business class ticket and my mom has an economy ticket on the same CX flight for SFO-HKG. Once we board the plane, can I switch seats with my mom so that she can sit in business and I in economy?
Like the others, I have never experienced any problem doing this (I have downgraded myself from J to Y on CX, granted short-haul only, to sit with colleagues a number of times). I usually board the plane, then tell someone senior what I would like to do. I always recommend finding the ISM and telling them (or at least the senior purser in the cabin), junior FAs in J class on CX can be a little aloof.
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