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Worth paying for seat assignments LAX to Dusseldorf?

Worth paying for seat assignments LAX to Dusseldorf?

Old Jan 31, 17, 3:45 pm
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Worth paying for seat assignments LAX to Dusseldorf?

I'm using AA miles and just called Air Berlin to see about seat assignments. They charge for pre-assignment $24 and up. However, if I'm willing to take a chance I can book a seat online 24 hours before the flight. It's two four and two across.

Does anyone know if it's necessary to pay to assure an aisle or window seat?
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Old Feb 3, 17, 7:42 pm
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Have you tried called AA for seat assignment?
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Old Feb 15, 17, 8:59 pm
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I had to call Air Berlin. They explained that I'd have to pay 25 for an aisle and 40 something for a window. Otherwise I might be in the middle. They do release some aisle and window seats 24 hours before the flight without charge, those probably get grabbed fast. At least I think this is the system.
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Old Feb 18, 17, 11:57 pm
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AB is unusual in that one can see the seating plan with seat prices before committing to a booking.
So do a dummy booking and see what is available - they have quite a variety of pricing.
On cash bookings I pay for the emergency exit row.
I'm not sure whether you can do that on redemption, but if so I would say it is worthwhile.
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Old Apr 23, 17, 10:29 pm
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I never pay, and just grab a seat at check-in. Always works out if I check in early.
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