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Old Feb 28, 12, 9:48 pm
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Seat assignment on LX

I have Y award ticket booked on LX for EWR-ZRH. The flight is several months away. I noticed by looking at my reservation on CO site that SWISS pre-assigned me a seat in the back (second to last row). Seatmap on LX site is showing that 80% of seats are still available. I can see my reservation on LX site using their record locator but seat assignment function is disabled. Is there a way I can change pre-assigned seat prior to check-in?
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Old Feb 28, 12, 9:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Kpoxa View Post
I have Y award ticket booked on LX for EWR-ZRH. The flight is several months away. I noticed by looking at my reservation on CO site that SWISS pre-assigned me a seat in the back (second to last row). Seatmap on LX site is showing that 80% of seats are still available. I can see my reservation on LX site using their record locator but seat assignment function is disabled. Is there a way I can change pre-assigned seat prior to check-in?
Did you try calling? I dont know about Y, but we were able to assign F seats over the phone. It does not seem possible to select seats online.
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Old Feb 29, 12, 12:27 pm
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Did you try calling? I dont know about Y, but we were able to assign F seats over the phone. It does not seem possible to select seats online.
Thanks. Called Swiss reservation and was able to re-assign seats with no problems. My second segment ZRH-BCN is on A321 and I was given row 66. I was told that this is fourth row in the economy section which I found a little strange.
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Originally Posted by Kpoxa View Post
Thanks. Called Swiss reservation and was able to re-assign seats with no problems. My second segment ZRH-BCN is on A321 and I was given row 66. I was told that this is fourth row in the economy section which I found a little strange.
That does sound weird as I don't think LX has row 66 on any of their planes
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Old Feb 29, 12, 10:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Kpoxa View Post
Thanks. Called Swiss reservation and was able to re-assign seats with no problems. My second segment ZRH-BCN is on A321 and I was given row 66. I was told that this is fourth row in the economy section which I found a little strange.
Originally Posted by Time traveller View Post
That does sound weird as I don't think LX has row 66 on any of their planes
The LX row numbering is a bit odd. Despite flying in 2A on their A320, my seat was 13A (the second row of C)
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Old Mar 1, 12, 8:42 am
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For flights within Europe, LX often does not know what plane they are going to use and where the curtain between C and Y is going to be. So the seat assignments are provisional and coded with rows showing as 100-x. Your row 66 is actually 100-66=34. A few days before departure, the coded row numbers are replaced by the real ones.

As you can see on the LX A321 seat map, 34 is indeed the fourth row in Y – counting from the back…
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Old Mar 1, 12, 6:52 pm
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Originally Posted by FriendlySkies View Post
The LX row numbering is a bit odd. Despite flying in 2A on their A320, my seat was 13A (the second row of C)
You were given 2A but actually sat in 13A?

To the OP: LX doesn't allow advance seat assignments online. You need to call in.
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Old Mar 1, 12, 6:55 pm
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Originally Posted by joshwex90 View Post
You were given 2A but actually sat in 13A?

To the OP: LX doesn't allow advance seat assignments online. You need to call in.
No. When I booked my res through UA, I called LX, and was told that I'd be in 2A, although they kept referring to it as 13A. I flew in 2A.

Looks like the process is described a couple of posts above.

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Sorry, I guess I'm a little thick right now I still don't get it - you said 2A twice!
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Originally Posted by joshwex90 View Post
Sorry, I guess I'm a little thick right now I still don't get it - you said 2A twice!
Yikes.. It's been a long day!

Flew in 2A, booked into 13A (I think that's right)
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Old Mar 1, 12, 7:06 pm
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I think you can assign seats and change FF# using Lufthansa's booking management tool.
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Old Mar 1, 12, 7:07 pm
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Originally Posted by FriendlySkies View Post
Yikes.. It's been a long day!

Flew in 2A, booked into 13A (I think that's right)
Just hoping that I don't end up with the A320! Booked in 5K for now (A333), but they tend to swap the A320 on the ZRH-TLV route
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