Choose a seat 'work around' ?

Old Mar 22, 12, 12:39 pm
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Choose a seat 'work around' ?

Hi,

Just booked a nice expensive holiday from LGW to the Caribbean in November, with 2 PAX on the booking. Extra 5k miles per person due to the bonus which always helps! I am only a lowly BA Blue at present, but hold a CX Gold (thanks Amex.)

Is there a way I can use my CX Gold to try and choose a seat for both of us, then put my BA card back? I guess deliberately you cannot do this on the BA site, so is there an alternative. I know Is should not worry, but I do, as I'd be killed if the seats were not together
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Old Mar 22, 12, 12:42 pm
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I phoned them for the seat selection (explained that I wanted to use CX gold to select seats)

Then, at the airport I just went to the CW help desk (in the FIRST area) and asked them to change it to BAEC number.

This was on Sunday so I know it works!

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Old Mar 22, 12, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by OrchardTravel View Post
I phoned them for the seat selection (explained that I wanted to use CX gold to select seats)

Then, at the airport I just went to the CW help desk (in the FIRST area) and asked them to change it to BAEC number.

This was on Sunday so I know it works!

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Thank you ! Will give that a go
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Old Mar 22, 12, 12:57 pm
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I missed the bit of your post about it being from LGW. I did this at LHR and it worked.
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Old Mar 22, 12, 1:48 pm
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I have done this recently, but I told BA what I wanted to do and was advised to OLCI, then call and say I want my BA card used for miles. Did this and all sorted and avios on account.
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Old Mar 22, 12, 3:32 pm
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I have had success doing this over the phone despite the agent protesting otherwise. I booked using my CX number and then asked to have the BAEC number added. On MMB I can select seats for free and the booking shows the BA miles and tier points I will earn.

On a reward booking I called up and the agent who asked me what seats I wanted and selected them manually for me. However, these could not be changed without a fee until OLCI.
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