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Egypt Air $5usd charge for seat assignments as of Jan 1, 2019

Egypt Air $5usd charge for seat assignments as of Jan 1, 2019

Old Jan 10, 19, 11:13 am
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Egypt Air $5usd charge for seat assignments as of Jan 1, 2019

I'm on a United code share flight FRA-CAI as part of my United reservation trying to get a seat next to my S/O who was auto-assigned, who is booked on a UA award (so actual MS flight number).

I called the NY office -- on hold 35 minutes -- was told a $5 charge as of January 1,2019 even though my ticket was purchased December 23, 2018. Being Star Gold meant nothing.
OK fine, take the 5 bucks. She then transferred me to the "Payment Center" which is closed in the middle of business hours.
Tried this twice already at different times of the day with the same outcome.

The funny thing is, when I pull up my rez on MS's site, it now says I have my preferred seat assigned and a $5 fee was paid!
Any advice?
We're traveling separately into FRA so it would be very nice to sit together on that last 4 hour ride.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by chavala View Post
I'm on a United code share flight FRA-CAI as part of my United reservation trying to get a seat next to my S/O who was auto-assigned, who is booked on a UA award (so actual MS flight number).

I called the NY office -- on hold 35 minutes -- was told a $5 charge as of January 1,2019 even though my ticket was purchased December 23, 2018. Being Star Gold meant nothing.
OK fine, take the 5 bucks. She then transferred me to the "Payment Center" which is closed in the middle of business hours.
Tried this twice already at different times of the day with the same outcome.

The funny thing is, when I pull up my rez on MS's site, it now says I have my preferred seat assigned and a $5 fee was paid!
Any advice?
We're traveling separately into FRA so it would be very nice to sit together on that last 4 hour ride.
If the seat is already assigned, then don't worry about it. Worst case scenario you'll be asked for payment at check-in.
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Old Feb 26, 19, 10:53 am
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? weird no charge for me this week?
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Old Feb 26, 19, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by mellon View Post
? weird no charge for me this week?
Keep a watch on it. Mine disappeared after an equipment change and now they want $10 each for new seat assignments.
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