Question about blocked seats in Business class before departure

Old May 7, 19, 10:13 am
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Question about blocked seats in Business class before departure

We are booked from YVR to Frankfurt in Business Class in 14 days and when we tried to select seats at time of booking it wasn't available yet.
Last I tried to select seats and only one was showing as open which I picked but I couldn't get any other seat as all were blocked.
Called LH and was told that the flight is fully booked and no more seats are available for selection in advance.

Does anyone have experience with seats opening up at online check-in or will it stay all blocked until we get to the airport?
We are mainly concerned because we might not be able to sit together since we were only able to reserve one seat (window).

Thank you in advance.
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Old May 7, 19, 10:20 am
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Originally Posted by yvrcnx View Post
We are booked from YVR to Frankfurt in Business Class in 14 days and when we tried to select seats at time of booking it wasn't available yet.
Last I tried to select seats and only one was showing as open which I picked but I couldn't get any other seat as all were blocked.
Called LH and was told that the flight is fully booked and no more seats are available for selection in advance.

Does anyone have experience with seats opening up at online check-in or will it stay all blocked until we get to the airport?
We are mainly concerned because we might not be able to sit together since we were only able to reserve one seat (window).

Thank you in advance.
You can keep checking but anything available will open up at OLCI
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Old May 7, 19, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by chris63 View Post


You can keep checking but anything available will open up at OLCI
Thank you Chris 63, that's what I am doing now. As of today it shows "seat selection unavailable for this flight" when I log in. Hopefully there will be more seats opening up at least 24 hours before departure.
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Old May 7, 19, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by yvrcnx View Post
Thank you Chris 63, that's what I am doing now. As of today it shows "seat selection unavailable for this flight" when I log in. Hopefully there will be more seats opening up at least 24 hours before departure.
Welcome, just keep checking, availability changes for all kinds of reasons & good luck
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Originally Posted by yvrcnx View Post
We are booked from YVR to Frankfurt in Business Class in 14 days and when we tried to select seats at time of booking it wasn't available yet.
Last I tried to select seats and only one was showing as open which I picked but I couldn't get any other seat as all were blocked.
Called LH and was told that the flight is fully booked and no more seats are available for selection in advance.

Does anyone have experience with seats opening up at online check-in or will it stay all blocked until we get to the airport?
We are mainly concerned because we might not be able to sit together since we were only able to reserve one seat (window).

Thank you in advance.
How many people are "we"?
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Old May 7, 19, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
How many people are "we"?
Just 2, I was able to reserve one seat.
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Originally Posted by chris63 View Post


Welcome, just keep checking, availability changes for all kinds of reasons & good luck
Any seats blocked for SEN/HON that have not yet been taken will become available at OLCI.
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Weird. All LH493 flights May 19-21 show open seats in business.

Code:
SM LH 0493/C/19MAYYVRFRA/V

SM LH 0493/C/19MAYYVRFRA/V
SM LH  0493  C 19MAY YVRFRA        744
        A  C     D  E  G     H  K 
C  1    .  +                 +  .   1  C
   2    +  +                 +  +   2   
   3    +  +                 +  .   3   
   4    .  .     +           .  .   4   
  10    C  I     .  .  .     I  C   10  
  11    .  .     .  .  .     U  U   11  
  12    +  +     H  .  .     .  .   12  
  14    .  .     .  .  .     .  .   14  
        A  C     D  E  G     H  K 
 
          A  C     H  K 
C 81 UP   +  +     +  +  UP 81 C
  82      +  +     +  +     82  
          A  C     H  K 
. AVAILABLE   <> WING     F GEN FACI   K GALLEY   E EXIT    C COT 
+ OCCUPIED    - LAST OFF  H HANDICAP   Q QUIET    G GROUPS  P PET 
/ RESTRICTED  B BULKHEAD  V PREF.SEAT  X BLOCKED  L LEGROOM U UMNR
() SMOKING    D DEPORTEE  UP UP-DECK   Z NO FILM  I INFANT  R REAR
Y CHARGEABLE
)>

>

m

SM LH 0493/C/19MAYYVRFRA/V
  83      .  +     +  .     83  
  84      .  .     .  +     84  
  85      .  .     +  +     85  
  86 UP            .  +  UP 86  
          A  C     H  K 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
. AVAILABLE   <> WING     F GEN FACI   K GALLEY   E EXIT    C COT 
+ OCCUPIED    - LAST OFF  H HANDICAP   Q QUIET    G GROUPS  P PET 
/ RESTRICTED  B BULKHEAD  V PREF.SEAT  X BLOCKED  L LEGROOM U UMNR
() SMOKING    D DEPORTEE  UP UP-DECK   Z NO FILM  I INFANT  R REAR
Y CHARGEABLE

>

SM LH 0493/C/20MAYYVRFRA/V

SM LH 0493/C/20MAYYVRFRA/V
SM LH  0493  C 20MAY YVRFRA        744
        A  C     D  E  G     H  K 
C  1    +  +                 +  .   1  C
   2    +  +                 +  .   2   
   3    .  .                 .  .   3   
   4    +  .     +           .  .   4   
  10    C  I     +  +  +     I  C   10  
  11    .  .     +  .  .     U  U   11  
  12    .  +     H  .  .     .  .   12  
  14    .  .     +  .  .     .  .   14  
        A  C     D  E  G     H  K 
 
          A  C     H  K 
C 81 UP   +  +     .  +  UP 81 C
  82      +  +     +  +     82  
          A  C     H  K 
. AVAILABLE   <> WING     F GEN FACI   K GALLEY   E EXIT    C COT 
+ OCCUPIED    - LAST OFF  H HANDICAP   Q QUIET    G GROUPS  P PET 
/ RESTRICTED  B BULKHEAD  V PREF.SEAT  X BLOCKED  L LEGROOM U UMNR
() SMOKING    D DEPORTEE  UP UP-DECK   Z NO FILM  I INFANT  R REAR
Y CHARGEABLE
)>

>

m

SM LH 0493/C/20MAYYVRFRA/V
  83      +  +     +  +     83  
  84      +  +     +  +     84  
  85      +  +     +  +     85  
  86 UP            +  +  UP 86  
          A  C     H  K 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
. AVAILABLE   <> WING     F GEN FACI   K GALLEY   E EXIT    C COT 
+ OCCUPIED    - LAST OFF  H HANDICAP   Q QUIET    G GROUPS  P PET 
/ RESTRICTED  B BULKHEAD  V PREF.SEAT  X BLOCKED  L LEGROOM U UMNR
() SMOKING    D DEPORTEE  UP UP-DECK   Z NO FILM  I INFANT  R REAR
Y CHARGEABLE

>

SM LH 0493/C/21MAYYVRFRA/V

SM LH 0493/C/21MAYYVRFRA/V
SM LH  0493  C 21MAY YVRFRA        744
        A  C     D  E  G     H  K 
C  1    +  +                 +  +   1  C
   2    .  +                 +  +   2   
   3    +  +                 +  .   3   
   4    +  +     +           +  +   4   
  10    C  I     .  .  .     I  C   10  
  11    +  .     .  .  +     U  U   11  
  12    .  .     H  .  .     .  .   12  
  14    .  .     .  .  .     .  .   14  
        A  C     D  E  G     H  K 
 
          A  C     H  K 
C 81 UP   +  +     .  .  UP 81 C
  82      +  +     +  +     82  
          A  C     H  K 
. AVAILABLE   <> WING     F GEN FACI   K GALLEY   E EXIT    C COT 
+ OCCUPIED    - LAST OFF  H HANDICAP   Q QUIET    G GROUPS  P PET 
/ RESTRICTED  B BULKHEAD  V PREF.SEAT  X BLOCKED  L LEGROOM U UMNR
() SMOKING    D DEPORTEE  UP UP-DECK   Z NO FILM  I INFANT  R REAR
Y CHARGEABLE
)>

>

m

SM LH 0493/C/21MAYYVRFRA/V
  83      +  +     .  .     83  
  84      +  +     +  +     84  
  85      .  .     +  +     85  
  86 UP            +  +  UP 86  
          A  C     H  K 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
. AVAILABLE   <> WING     F GEN FACI   K GALLEY   E EXIT    C COT 
+ OCCUPIED    - LAST OFF  H HANDICAP   Q QUIET    G GROUPS  P PET 
/ RESTRICTED  B BULKHEAD  V PREF.SEAT  X BLOCKED  L LEGROOM U UMNR
() SMOKING    D DEPORTEE  UP UP-DECK   Z NO FILM  I INFANT  R REAR
Y CHARGEABLE
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Old May 8, 19, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Weird. All LH493 flights May 19-21 show open seats in business.

Code:
SM LH 0493/C/19MAYYVRFRA/V

SM LH 0493/C/19MAYYVRFRA/V
SM LH 0493 C 19MAY YVRFRA 744
A C D E G H K
C 1 . + + . 1 C
2 + + + + 2
3 + + + . 3
4 . . + . . 4
10 C I . . . I C 10
11 . . . . . U U 11
12 + + H . . . . 12
14 . . . . . . . 14
A C D E G H K

A C H K
C 81 UP + + + + UP 81 C
82 + + + + 82
A C H K
. AVAILABLE <> WING F GEN FACI K GALLEY E EXIT C COT
+ OCCUPIED - LAST OFF H HANDICAP Q QUIET G GROUPS P PET
/ RESTRICTED B BULKHEAD V PREF.SEAT X BLOCKED L LEGROOM U UMNR
() SMOKING D DEPORTEE UP UP-DECK Z NO FILM I INFANT R REAR
Y CHARGEABLE
)>

>

m

SM LH 0493/C/19MAYYVRFRA/V
83 . + + . 83
84 . . . + 84
85 . . + + 85
86 UP . + UP 86
A C H K











. AVAILABLE <> WING F GEN FACI K GALLEY E EXIT C COT
+ OCCUPIED - LAST OFF H HANDICAP Q QUIET G GROUPS P PET
/ RESTRICTED B BULKHEAD V PREF.SEAT X BLOCKED L LEGROOM U UMNR
() SMOKING D DEPORTEE UP UP-DECK Z NO FILM I INFANT R REAR
Y CHARGEABLE

>

SM LH 0493/C/20MAYYVRFRA/V

SM LH 0493/C/20MAYYVRFRA/V
SM LH 0493 C 20MAY YVRFRA 744
A C D E G H K
C 1 + + + . 1 C
2 + + + . 2
3 . . . . 3
4 + . + . . 4
10 C I + + + I C 10
11 . . + . . U U 11
12 . + H . . . . 12
14 . . + . . . . 14
A C D E G H K

A C H K
C 81 UP + + . + UP 81 C
82 + + + + 82
A C H K
. AVAILABLE <> WING F GEN FACI K GALLEY E EXIT C COT
+ OCCUPIED - LAST OFF H HANDICAP Q QUIET G GROUPS P PET
/ RESTRICTED B BULKHEAD V PREF.SEAT X BLOCKED L LEGROOM U UMNR
() SMOKING D DEPORTEE UP UP-DECK Z NO FILM I INFANT R REAR
Y CHARGEABLE
)>

>

m

SM LH 0493/C/20MAYYVRFRA/V
83 + + + + 83
84 + + + + 84
85 + + + + 85
86 UP + + UP 86
A C H K











. AVAILABLE <> WING F GEN FACI K GALLEY E EXIT C COT
+ OCCUPIED - LAST OFF H HANDICAP Q QUIET G GROUPS P PET
/ RESTRICTED B BULKHEAD V PREF.SEAT X BLOCKED L LEGROOM U UMNR
() SMOKING D DEPORTEE UP UP-DECK Z NO FILM I INFANT R REAR
Y CHARGEABLE

>

SM LH 0493/C/21MAYYVRFRA/V

SM LH 0493/C/21MAYYVRFRA/V
SM LH 0493 C 21MAY YVRFRA 744
A C D E G H K
C 1 + + + + 1 C
2 . + + + 2
3 + + + . 3
4 + + + + + 4
10 C I . . . I C 10
11 + . . . + U U 11
12 . . H . . . . 12
14 . . . . . . . 14
A C D E G H K

A C H K
C 81 UP + + . . UP 81 C
82 + + + + 82
A C H K
. AVAILABLE <> WING F GEN FACI K GALLEY E EXIT C COT
+ OCCUPIED - LAST OFF H HANDICAP Q QUIET G GROUPS P PET
/ RESTRICTED B BULKHEAD V PREF.SEAT X BLOCKED L LEGROOM U UMNR
() SMOKING D DEPORTEE UP UP-DECK Z NO FILM I INFANT R REAR
Y CHARGEABLE
)>

>

m

SM LH 0493/C/21MAYYVRFRA/V
83 + + . . 83
84 + + + + 84
85 . . + + 85
86 UP + + UP 86
A C H K











. AVAILABLE <> WING F GEN FACI K GALLEY E EXIT C COT
+ OCCUPIED - LAST OFF H HANDICAP Q QUIET G GROUPS P PET
/ RESTRICTED B BULKHEAD V PREF.SEAT X BLOCKED L LEGROOM U UMNR
() SMOKING D DEPORTEE UP UP-DECK Z NO FILM I INFANT R REAR
Y CHARGEABLE
Thank you Oliver2002, that is hopeful.
I have friends flying out from Tampa to meet us in Europe on May 20th and they have a similar situation. Would it be possible to see availability on that day for the TPA -FRA flight, LH 483. They are also in Business Class.

Thank you again!
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Old May 9, 19, 1:31 am
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Originally Posted by yvrcnx View Post
Thank you Oliver2002, that is hopeful.
I have friends flying out from Tampa to meet us in Europe on May 20th and they have a similar situation. Would it be possible to see availability on that day for the TPA -FRA flight, LH 483. They are also in Business Class.

Thank you again!
Every seat taken except for the infant cot blocks:

Code:
AN20MAYTPAFRA/ALH483
** AMADEUS AVAILABILITY - AN ** FRA FRANKFURT.DE              11 MO 20MAY 0000
** VC* 4* RADISSON BLU FRANKFURT * NEWLY RENOVATED INTERIOR
** NEAR C/CTR-AIRPORT-FAIR GROUND *WLAN INC. >HAVC123456DDMMM-1
 1CL*LH 483  J1 C1 D1 ZL G6 E5 N3 /TPA   FRA 1  1945    1105+1E0/343       9:20
             Y9 B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 S9 T9 L9 K9

>sm/1/c/v
SM LH 0483/C/20MAYTPAFRA/V                                                      
SM LH  0483  C 20MAY TPAFRA        343                                          
        A  C     D  G     H  K                                                  
C  1    C  +     +  +     +  C   1  C                                           
   2    +  +     +  +     +  +   2                                              
   3    +  +     +  +     +  +   3                                              
        A  C     D  G     H  K                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
. AVAILABLE   <> WING     F GEN FACI   K GALLEY   E EXIT    C COT               
+ OCCUPIED    - LAST OFF  H HANDICAP   Q QUIET    G GROUPS  P PET               
/ RESTRICTED  B BULKHEAD  V PREF.SEAT  X BLOCKED  L LEGROOM U UMNR              
() SMOKING    D DEPORTEE  UP UP-DECK   Z NO FILM  I INFANT  R REAR              
Y CHARGEABLE
So you were asking for them? Since LH493/20MAY should be free to reserve...?
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