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Clinic Thread: Paid seat selection discussion

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Old Sep 24, 09, 3:53 am
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Clinic Thread: Paid seat selection discussion

This post got lost in another thread.....but

Coming to a full service airline near you soon.....

Customers will now have the option to pay to select their seats

£10 per person per sector in Euro Traveller,
£20 per person per sector in Club Europe, WT and WT+
£60 in Club World.

per sector

And if your in WT/WT+ £50 to get exit row.

Suppose similar to VS though I think they charge £75

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Moderator notes [September 2010]:

BA has amended the paid seating rates since September 2009. Up-to-date tariffs/terms and conditions/guidance are outlined in the following sections of BA.com:

> Seating guide
> How to book your seat

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Old Sep 24, 09, 3:55 am
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Is this to select the seats at booking, or during OLCI?
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Old Sep 24, 09, 3:56 am
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Originally Posted by rediscover View Post

Suppose similar to VS though I think they charge £75
When do VS charge for seat selection? I've always been able to select a seat at the time of booking for no charge (NB my experience with VS has been wholly as economy passenger).
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Old Sep 24, 09, 3:59 am
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More juicy details here

It also says silvers, corporate deals and fully flex tix have to pay for exit row seats in WT/WT+ - but can assign any other seat for free. Gold and Premier members can choose any seat.
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Old Sep 24, 09, 4:00 am
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Probably good for extra revenue but bad for frequent flyers who now have to compete for the good seats. Don't like it much.

On a side note: AF/KL have been charging for 'special seats' in Y for quite a while now. I think it will be the thing of the future.
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Old Sep 24, 09, 4:01 am
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http://www.businesstraveller.com/new...seat-selection
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Old Sep 24, 09, 4:04 am
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I will wait with bated breath for the first "Rant: I paid to select my seats and all the 'good' seats were already taken" thread.

It would be interesting to see how many infrequent fliers pay to select seats. I know a few thrifty sorts who would baulk at the very thought!
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Old Sep 24, 09, 4:07 am
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Originally Posted by rediscover View Post
This post got lost in another thread.....but

Coming to a full service airline near you soon.....

Customers will now have the option to pay to select their seats

£10 per person per sector in Euro Traveller,
£20 per person per sector in Club Europe, WT and WT+
£60 in Club World.

per sector

And if your in WT/WT+ £50 to get exit row.

Suppose similar to VS though I think they charge £75
I thought it was a joke! This is a far worse system than is currently in place!!

It will be interesting to see how many of the people moaning about the current policy will now moan about these extra charges!
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Old Sep 24, 09, 4:07 am
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"Silver card holders... will have the options to buy exit row seats in World Traveller and World Traveller Plus."

Maybe Silver became too shiny after all the recent polishing.
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Old Sep 24, 09, 4:09 am
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Interest change for Silver cardholders... they can pre-select seats but must pay for bulkhead seats in Y and W.
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Old Sep 24, 09, 4:11 am
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Sounds interesting. It is one thing that does put me off booking BA over VS, as a single traveller, I might get a middle seat. Also, on the return journey, I'm often not around exactly 24 hours before, making it even harder to get a decent seat.

Hopefully it'll apply to existing bookings too.
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Old Sep 24, 09, 4:12 am
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The Ryanairisation continues ...

When I saw this in the other thread, I assumed it was a joke. Apparently not.

'Enhanced' catering, charging for skis, reduced baggage allowances and charging for additional baggage, now this - all in addition to the contentious fuel surcharges and credit card fees.

Whatever next?
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Old Sep 24, 09, 4:14 am
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Originally Posted by Roger View Post
When I saw this in the other thread, I assumed it was a joke. Apparently not.

'Enhanced' catering, charging for skis, reduced baggage allowances and charging for additional baggage, now this - all in addition to the contentious fuel surcharges and credit card fees.

Whatever next?
Online checkin charge?
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Old Sep 24, 09, 4:18 am
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Originally Posted by Roger View Post
When I saw this in the other thread, I assumed it was a joke. Apparently not.

'Enhanced' catering, charging for skis, reduced baggage allowances and charging for additional baggage, now this - all in addition to the contentious fuel surcharges and credit card fees.

Whatever next?
They've already done the comparisons to the LCCs on ba.com so they know what they can charge for....
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Old Sep 24, 09, 4:19 am
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So what would happen if you're a BA Silver and for example, have booked a flight one week after your status will downgrade to blue?
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