Seat Change Possible?

Old Jan 23, 20, 12:35 pm
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Seat Change Possible?

I'm booked on JL3 JFK-NRT on Saturday and have 11D. The seatmap shows the flight as full but I have no status with JL nor Oneworld. I would like a window seat. Do seats really open up when online check-in starts? I see five empty seats in F so maybe some upgrades could happen, opening up better C seats, correct? Does asking at the check-in counter ever meet with success? Thanks in advance.
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Old Jan 23, 20, 12:51 pm
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I'm booked on JL3 JFK-NRT on Saturday and have 11D. The seatmap shows the flight as full but I have no status with JL nor Oneworld. I would like a window seat. Do seats really open up when online check-in starts? I see five empty seats in F so maybe some upgrades could happen, opening up better C seats, correct? Does asking at the check-in counter ever meet with success? Thanks in advance.
you can always ask but those who want to upgrade with miles would have done it beforehand as there’s no longer a discount to do it on day of departure.
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Old Jan 23, 20, 12:52 pm
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PE and Y both still have plenty of tickets available in all fare buckets, so op-ups are probably not happening.

Probably only have a chance if someone decides to upgrade with miles at the airport. I don't know how likely that is though.
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Old Jan 23, 20, 5:29 pm
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I will update when I try OLCI tomorrow.
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Old Jan 23, 20, 6:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Kurt View Post
I'm booked on JL3 JFK-NRT on Saturday and have 11D. The seatmap shows the flight as full but I have no status with JL nor Oneworld. I would like a window seat. Do seats really open up when online check-in starts? I see five empty seats in F so maybe some upgrades could happen, opening up better C seats, correct? Does asking at the check-in counter ever meet with success? Thanks in advance.
no dice. Here is JL003 on 1/25 and the business class window seats are all taken.
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Old Jan 23, 20, 10:47 pm
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Does asking at the check-in counter ever meet with success?
I'd ask at the counter and again at the gate. Could always have no-shows or others trying to rearrange themselves to sit together. Sometimes miracles happen.
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Old Feb 9, 20, 1:47 pm
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Just an update - I was not able to change my seat JFK-NRT, but I did have success in getting a seat change (window) on the 787-9 NRT-KUL by asking at the gate. I enjoyed my flights a lot, other than the too-warm cabin.
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