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TAP Economy Basic seat selection, keep party together?

Old Jul 14, 19, 10:01 am
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TAP Economy Basic seat selection, keep party together?

I know I can't pick seats. There are six of us flying, from US to BCN, is it likely that we will at least be put in groups of 2?
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Old Jul 15, 19, 12:59 am
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You can pick seats at T-3 before takeoff without paying.

If you're all on the same rez, TP usually tries not to split groups, so chances are - you'll be seated together if you check in early enough.
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Old Jul 15, 19, 1:30 am
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You can pick seats at T-3 before takeoff without paying.

If you're all on the same rez, TP usually tries not to split groups, so chances are - you'll be seated together if you check in early enough.
Bear with me... I'm a little confused. If I check in early enough I'll probably be kept together, but at T-3 hrs I can pick my own seats?
So I have to decide which I want to do?
Check in early and hopefully be put together, or wait and hope there are seats still together that I can choose...
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Old Jul 15, 19, 1:34 am
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Originally Posted by Snooks130 View Post
Bear with me... I'm a little confused. If I check in early enough I'll probably be kept together, but at T-3 hrs I can pick my own seats?
So I have to decide which I want to do?
Check in early and hopefully be put together, or wait and hope there are seats still together that I can choose...
You can do both. Check-in online at T-36 (T-24 to/from the US) and you'll most likely be seated together. If you want to change seats to what's available, do it at T-3.
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Old Jul 21, 19, 9:40 am
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You can do both. Check-in online at T-36 (T-24 to/from the US) and you'll most likely be seated together. If you want to change seats to what's available, do it at T-3.
Do I not print boarding passes at 24 hrs? Then go back at 3 and see if I can pick better seats?
Is there some step I need to skip at T-24 in order to allow me to go back in at T-3?

Thanks in advance for helping!
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Old Jul 22, 19, 12:30 am
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Originally Posted by Snooks130 View Post
Do I not print boarding passes at 24 hrs? Then go back at 3 and see if I can pick better seats?
Is there some step I need to skip at T-24 in order to allow me to go back in at T-3?

Thanks in advance for helping!
You don't need to print the BPs when you check in, and there's always mobile BPs at most stations.
It will let you go back in at any time before T-1 to "Change Check-in".
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Old Jul 28, 19, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Snooks130 View Post
Do I not print boarding passes at 24 hrs? Then go back at 3 and see if I can pick better seats?
Is there some step I need to skip at T-24 in order to allow me to go back in at T-3?

Thanks in advance for helping!
At T-3, when you try to checkin again if you change the seats you simply print a new set of boarding passes. Most airlines permit you to you go back and do the checkin process a second or third time.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 8:00 am
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On separate PNRs, it’s possible to ask the airline to add a “TCP note” (to complete party, referencing the other passengers) in the “OSI field” (other services information). This has to be read by the agent, which makes it less than reliable, but it can be very useful during IROPS ((irregular operations) when there might be a cancellation or / and involuntary rerouting to keep everyone together.

This possibility isn’t particular to TP; it’s standard operating procedure on all, or nearly all, automated airline passenger service systems.
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