No seats shown to pick from?

Old Jun 23, 22, 10:54 am
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Question No seats shown to pick from?

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Booked a reward flight earlier this afternoon in CE. Am Silver so went to pick seats for both of us on the booking and got presented with a seat map showing CE as rows 1-7 but with all seats X out as in taken/not available other than 2F. It has also not allocated a seat by default to either of us. I have never seen this before and always managed to simply select a seat.

Is this simply a case of the divider needing to be moved back or is something amiss? Flight is not for a couple of weeks but it did amuse us that BA would like to offer us one seat between us - I mean I am happy to help out in the galley if needs must, so long as I get a cockpit jump seat for landing.

For context is an LGW BA A320 route and at time of booking 8 reward seats were available to book.

Thanks in advance - K
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Old Jun 23, 22, 11:03 am
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Seatmap as shown
Maged to add a pic via my mobile. Pictures are clearer than words as they say.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by Kranebitten View Post
Booked a reward flight earlier this afternoon in CE. Am Silver so went to pick seats for both of us on the booking and got presented with a seat map showing CE as rows 1-7 but with all seats X out as in taken/not available other than 2F. It has also not allocated a seat by default to either of us. I have never seen this before and always managed to simply select a seat.
What you need is a seat map showing which seats are occupied and which seats are blocked, as ExpertFlyer will provide.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 11:31 am
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Also, if you do a search, you will find a lot of recent threads asking the exact same question and discussing the situation which I'd encourage you to look at for more details, as it is a fairly common situation, especially when flights are busy such as now. The bottom line is: "don't worry, you'll have a seat on the day in the overwhelming majority of cases and some might open earlier".
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Old Jun 23, 22, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
What you need is a seat map showing which seats are occupied and which seats are blocked, as ExpertFlyer will provide.
Kranebitten, if you post your flight number and date one of us with EF can check the seat map for you.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 11:43 am
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Thanks all - I did have in mind that this had come up recently orbitmic , but did not turn it up in a quick search unfortunately. Also a first for me despite a fair few recent CE sectors.

V kind Genius1 - BA2843 on 15 July (CTA-LGW).
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Old Jun 23, 22, 11:45 am
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Plenty of seats unreserved

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Old Jun 23, 22, 11:51 am
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Thanks mikeyfly In that case as Silver I should be able to select them (assuming solid is available? Though note, BA show 2F only as open to us to pick at present). First world issue I know - will have a look at the other threads to inform myself as to what is causing this at moment.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 11:53 am
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Old Jun 23, 22, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by Kranebitten View Post
Thanks mikeyfly In that case as Silver I should be able to select them (assuming solid is available? Though note, BA show 2F only as open to us to pick at present). First world issue I know - will have a look at the other threads to inform myself as to what is causing this at moment.
Blue solid is occupied. Blue with a white cross is blocked (waiting to see if they need that row for Economy is most likely). You can't select row 1 as a Silver. They will become available to you at T-24hrs once online check in opens.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 12:02 pm
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Blue solid is occupied. Blue with a white cross is blocked (waiting to see if they need that row for Economy is most likely). You can't select row 1 as a Silver. They will become available to you at T-24hrs once online check in opens.
Thanks - that makes perfect sense and what I thought may be going on. Thanks again everyone. simonsmith hope you get a decent rebook option given the potential for LHR issues.
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