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Booked Domestic Y fare but could choose seat in J class

Booked Domestic Y fare but could choose seat in J class

Old Jun 23, 19, 5:41 pm
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Booked Domestic Y fare but could choose seat in J class

I just booked 2 domestic flights with ANA (HND-HIJ/CTS-NRT).
The flight to Hiroshima is operated by a domestic configured 772 and the Sapporo to Narita by an International configured 787 with the large Business class section, Premium economy and a small economy section in the back - up to row 31.

When I got the seat selection page during the booking process, it allowed me to book business class seats at no additional cost.
Is this a glitch in which case I will probably get a notification to reassign my seats or is this offered because it's an Intl. configured 787 and business is available for certain economy class bookings? It looks like this is just a repositining flight to use the aircraft in between International sectors from Narita.
Fare Basis for both flights was "K" (ANA Discover Japan fare) and I am a star alliance gold, not sure if that mattered since my son is flying with me who will be 18 at the time of travel and has no status.

The ticket confirmation I received from ANA shows seat numbers 9K & 11K - Economy, which is really strange. This is a short flight and I don't mind if we end up getting Economy though it would be a great way to experience ANA's Intl. Business Class product.

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Old Jun 23, 19, 10:00 pm
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Originally Posted by yvrcnx View Post
I just booked 2 domestic flights with ANA (HND-HIJ/CTS-NRT).
The flight to Hiroshima is operated by a domestic configured 772 and the Sapporo to Narita by an International configured 787 with the large Business class section, Premium economy and a small economy section in the back - up to row 31.

When I got the seat selection page during the booking process, it allowed me to book business class seats at no additional cost.
Is this a glitch in which case I will probably get a notification to reassign my seats or is this offered because it's an Intl. configured 787 and business is available for certain economy class bookings? It looks like this is just a repositining flight to use the aircraft in between International sectors from Narita.
Fare Basis for both flights was "K" (ANA Discover Japan fare) and I am a star alliance gold, not sure if that mattered since my son is flying with me who will be 18 at the time of travel and has no status.

The ticket confirmation I received from ANA shows seat numbers 9K & 11K - Economy, which is really strange. This is a short flight and I don't mind if we end up getting Economy though it would be a great way to experience ANA's Intl. Business Class product.
When NH use international configurations for domestic flights, they do not need the big premium cabins. As the 787 J cabin can be divided, only the forward cabin is used as premium class seat, the rear J cabin and the PY cabin are relased to Y passengers. As long you are not in the forward J cabin, and there is not change of aircraft, I expect that your seats will stick.

Just to underline, you did not get a free upgrade, service will be the Y service.
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Old Jun 23, 19, 10:04 pm
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
When NH use international configurations for domestic flights, they do not need the big premium cabins. As the 787 J cabin can be divided, only the forward cabin is used as premium class seat, the rear J cabin and the PY cabin are relased to Y passengers. As long you are not in the forward J cabin, and there is not change of aircraft, I expect that your seats will stick.

Just to underline, you did not get a free upgrade, service will be the Y service.
Thank you CPH-Flyer, that' kind of what I thought because the front cabin had all business class seats blocked.
I didn't expect there would be a different service to the 'real' economy class section because all seats in Y, Y+ and the 2nd cabin of Business were avaialable for seat selection and for a 1 hour and 30 minutes flight, I don't need business class meals etc.. It's just a good way to experience their longhaul Business product since this is actually the first time I am flying ANA.

Thanks again, really appreciate your feedback.
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