Does ANA block Seat Assignments?

Old Aug 5, 17, 7:31 pm
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Does ANA block Seat Assignments?

Does ANA block out certain seats in Biz and open them up at a later point or only for status members?

Trying to assign seat but many seats appear to be unavailable.

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Old Aug 6, 17, 6:49 am
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Originally Posted by HawaiiO View Post
Does ANA block out certain seats in Biz and open them up at a later point or only for status members?

Trying to assign seat but many seats appear to be unavailable.

Thanks!
A number of airlines block seats for their high-value to top tier customers. Sometimes they are released at T-24 or at airport check-in. Varies by airline based on my experience.

There was also discussion about blocked seats in F here (post 12 and onward)

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/all-n...k-seats-f.html
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Old Aug 6, 17, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by HawaiiO View Post
Does ANA block out certain seats in Biz and open them up at a later point or only for status members?

Trying to assign seat but many seats appear to be unavailable.

Thanks!
They definitely block 5A on the 77W, as well as 5D/F (bassinet) and probably 7D/7F too; I've snagged 5F at OLCI (T-24) before with no status though so that's one data point.
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Old Aug 6, 17, 4:41 pm
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They definitely block 5A on the 77W, as well as 5D/F (bassinet) and probably 7D/7F too; I've snagged 5F at OLCI (T-24) before with no status though so that's one data point.
It is then not a block that requires more than.*G to release. I booked 5A for a NRT LAX trip in both directions Was available at time of booking. Booking class Z.
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Originally Posted by HawaiiO View Post
Does ANA block out certain seats in Biz and open them up at a later point or only for status members?

Trying to assign seat but many seats appear to be unavailable.

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(my emphasis added)

Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
It is then not a block that requires more than.*G to release. I booked 5A for a NRT LAX trip in both directions Was available at time of booking. Booking class Z.
I think we're talking about the same thing here?
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Old Aug 6, 17, 10:09 pm
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(my emphasis added)



I think we're talking about the same thing here?
Sort of, a lot of airlines block seats for their own elites only. So I thought it worth pointing out that NH is more generous
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As *G, I am able to select every seat in business.
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They also usually block 1A in F.

With regards to 5D/F and 7D/F, the call center in Japan can open up these seats to Diamonds though they are seemingly blocked. However, you may be punted if someone needs a bassinet.
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Old Oct 9, 17, 9:33 pm
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Originally Posted by ANAStarFlyer View Post
They also usually block 1A in F.....
Yes, there was discussion of blocked seats in F here. Post 12 and onward are recent from 2017)

Do ANA block seats in F?

Do ANA block seats in F?


(grammar hound in me says thread should read "Does ANA block...." )
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Old Dec 12, 19, 9:08 pm
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Sorry to dig up an old thread.

ANA seems to block the last economy row in left (40~42 A/C) in old 2-4-3 configured 77W.
When are these seats released?

I've requested an upgrade just wanted to avoid the middle/window seat. (I really need an asile seat for longhaul)
Now my request is cleared and miles are withdrawn. But If I can get an aisle seat, I want to cancel my upgrade to save my precious miles.
Does this work with blocked seats?
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