Old Dec 6, 20, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
Sailors What's that all about ?? Any special arrangements for farmers?
I guess they are copying the idea of Qatar Airways. QR has recently rebranded the old Al Maha Lounge in DOH for mariners and seaman.

Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
Given that Qatar recently joined the BA approach to paid business-class seat reservations; the state of affairs you cite is no longer obvious
AFAIK, Qatar is not asking for money like BA; they have the Emirates approach where discounted business class passengers choose their seats at check-in.

Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
Depressing, isn't it. Makes you feel some gratitude to BA for allowing its elites unfettered access to all seating from the time of booking.
TK should at least offer free exit row seating for their own elites, maybe from 72h or 96h before the flight until departure. The worst part is that you either pay, or it's first come first served disregarding status, and any other factors. I admire BA as they have a fair system.
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