Automatic seat block for lap child?

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Old Sep 14, 18, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by C46 View Post
Back in the LAA/SABRE-days, whenever a flight was not full and a pax had the INF-edit code; the system automatically set an "I"-block for the adjacent seat, in the seat map.

Not sure, if this is still the case nowadays...
ok, played around a little bit. A few weeks ago, I had added my daughter as a lap infant for two itineraries, and noticed that the middle seat was still available to select after I had done that. Then it dawned on me this morning to try changing seats to see if the auto-block would take effect then, and low and behold, it did!
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Old Sep 14, 18, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by bunmango View Post
ok, played around a little bit. A few weeks ago, I had added my daughter as a lap infant for two itineraries, and noticed that the middle seat was still available to select after I had done that. Then it dawned on me this morning to try changing seats to see if the auto-block would take effect then, and low and behold, it did!
What happens if you forget to bring the infant?
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Old Sep 14, 18, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by mvoight View Post
What happens if you forget to bring the infant?
Almost certainly nothing, and if people start using that to take advantage of this customer-friendly, undocumented policy, that will be one of the bigger failings of FlyerTalk. (It hadn't occurred to me that one could take advantage of this until your comment.)
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Old Sep 14, 18, 11:28 pm
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Actually, it would not change much.
If I would have had the feeling, that somebody tried to play the system, back in my days; I would have looked for the most obese, smelly pax, take out that I-block and put that passenger in the adjacent seat, next to Mr./Mrs. Smartypants!
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