Seating strategy on772 AKL-NRT

Old Feb 10, 13, 8:39 pm
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Wife and I are flying AKL-NRT in March. Currently assigned 35AB. Has anyone had luck with the strategy of selecting window/aisle and hope for no one being assigned the middle seat?

I would have to call NZ and have then change seats as when I try to do it, the system keeps us together as a pair and tries to charge me for preferred seating.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old Feb 10, 13, 11:09 pm
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Originally Posted by tombourn View Post
Wife and I are flying AKL-NRT in March. Currently assigned 35AB. Has anyone had luck with the strategy of selecting window/aisle and hope for no one being assigned the middle seat?

I would have to call NZ and have then change seats as when I try to do it, the system keeps us together as a pair and tries to charge me for preferred seating.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

*G flying on an Award tickets, I know, greedy
Hope for empty seats and spend $99 on a twin seat - seat beside one of you spare.
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Old Feb 11, 13, 12:25 am
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Originally Posted by tombourn View Post
Wife and I are flying AKL-NRT in March. Currently assigned 35AB. Has anyone had luck with the strategy of selecting window/aisle and hope for no one being assigned the middle seat?

I would have to call NZ and have then change seats as when I try to do it, the system keeps us together as a pair and tries to charge me for preferred seating.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

*G flying on an Award tickets, I know, greedy
Have had this issue on lots of TT flights
Non status partner online seating won't seperate even if you select seat seperately. Premium call centre can be hit and miss unfortunately - I have had mixed luck but it is worth a ago.

Generally if you get AB especially up front of Y then more than not even on an empty flight someone will pick the isle C/D (In my experience) = whereas who would want B or E!
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Old Feb 16, 13, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by tombourn View Post
Wife and I are flying AKL-NRT in March. Currently assigned 35AB. Has anyone had luck with the strategy of selecting window/aisle and hope for no one being assigned the middle seat?

I would have to call NZ and have then change seats as when I try to do it, the system keeps us together as a pair and tries to charge me for preferred seating.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

*G flying on an Award tickets, I know, greedy
Air NZ now has a radio button on the seat selection page which offers either 'seat as group' or 'seat individually' - at least for my domestic bookings.
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Old Feb 18, 13, 9:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi View Post
Air NZ now has a radio button on the seat selection page which offers either 'seat as group' or 'seat individually' - at least for my domestic bookings.
The radio "seat seperately" will not allow you to select A/C or D/F on the same row (at least not as NZ*G)
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Old Feb 21, 13, 4:27 pm
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Seating strategy on772 AKL-NRT

I saw and tried that button. It wouldn't separate as stated above. Thanks for the advise. I guess I'm just being greedy
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