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Old May 7, 14, 11:13 am
Join Date: May 2014
Location: HEL
Programs: AY+Plat, ALL Gold, Scandic L2
Posts: 2,995
Originally Posted by teekkari View Post
Not sure it was seat blocking or just coincidence, the seat next to me was the only one not taken in exit rows on my first flight on Finnair as a OWE last week.
Empty neighbor seat is not a coincidence. I twice had the opportunity to verify that the booking system enforces it, while relatives were scheduled on the same flight but different reservation. I could preselect the seat next to him/them, but not vice versa. There even seems to be a bug there: an elite cannot select to the seat next to the currently selected seat because it is always blocked.

As for other unofficial benefits, I was once offered a free glass of champagne on AY72 (now replaced by JL414) as AY+Silver. I think the cabin crew was bored because there were more empty seats than occupied ones.
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