Old Jun 26, 17, 4:35 pm
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WHBM
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
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Originally Posted by pinniped View Post
When I've flown European carriers, even with no status and on the bottom fare basis with no advance seat assignments, they've always gotten us all seated together. I've braced for receiving 4 middles...or even IDB...but it has not happened.
It's actually quite straightforward, for UK carriers when there is a booking with a child the seats are fully assigned there and then, although you may not be aware of it until getting to the airport. Among other things this prevents people deliberately booking split seating arrangements and then causing an upset at the desk. Carriers know the likely percentages of bookings with children and offer/block seats accordingly.
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