"Restricted" seat selection

Old Jan 4, 19, 1:30 pm
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"Restricted" seat selection

Hi guys

Will be flying EK for the first time in a really long time. Booked Y DUR-MLE-CPT on a Y Flex ticket. Tried checking in tonight and noticed that the DUR-DXB flight won't let me select seats (I never tried to select any previously) as it says "restricted." Instead, we have been assigned 12A and 12B for the flight. No other flights on the booking have seats selected.

Is this a free upgrade in the making or is that wishful thinking? Why can I not change the seats that have somehow been assigned to me?

Probably jinxed it now!

Anyway, have a good new year guys and thank you in advance for the replies!

Last edited by Ahmed777; Jan 4, 19 at 1:37 pm
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Old Jan 4, 19, 1:37 pm
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Sorry, just to add - DUR-DXB is usually operated by a 2 class 777.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 2:05 pm
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Never happened to me before especially during the check in window. I would call the Gold line if you would select different seats.

PS looks like a 2 class so def not an Op Up
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Old Jan 4, 19, 2:18 pm
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Unfortunately those are Y seats in a 2-class. This happens when a flight is super-full, as there is an oversell situation so not everyone can choose seats, seat selection is closed and everything is resolved at airport check-in
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Old Jan 4, 19, 2:21 pm
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Wishful thinking!

I knew it was highly unlikely to be an upgrade because J ends at row 6 on the DUR-DXB flight.

Oh well! As long as we are sitting together there’s no complaints from my side. You get what you pay for!

Thanj you guys for the quick replies.

Have a great 2019!
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