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Getting seat assignments on partner (Star Alliance) flights with UA tickets?

Getting seat assignments on partner (Star Alliance) flights with UA tickets?

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Star Alliance is working on a system that will allow seat assignments on partner flights, still in limited beta
one example,
Singapore seat selection available on UA.COM

Related thread: Finding the partner flight PNR

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TG - Thai Airlines seat assignments when booked with UA
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Seat Reservations on LH flights when booked through UA [merged]
LH - New LH Policy: No Advance Seat Assignments on Codehsares, Including Paid J
LX - No Swiss advance economy seat selection with United ticket stock
Picking seat for ANA flight when booked thru United

Seat assignments need to (generally) done on the operating carrier's website.
  • You will need the operating carrier's PNR (note for the LH Group, UA's PNR will work)
  • You can get the operating carrier's PNR from your UA reservation, by calling UA or by calling the operating carrier.
  • Additionally, you likely will need passenger's name info -- this can be tricky for some as various parts of the name, middle name, suffix, prefix, .. can be concatenated.
  • Some carriers charge for seat assignments and if the flight is a UA codeshare this may create a problem
  • The seat assignment may not be reflected on the UA reservation
  • If the above does not work, some have has success calling or tweeting the operating carrier
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Old Dec 28, 19, 4:28 pm
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37 View Post
Was able to assign seats on an SQ award booking I did for family yesterday (CCU-SIN-HKG) directly on United's website - made it very easy. Also get A359 as one of the birds on this trip...very nice ^
yeah, I was able to pick seats on my ANA flights during the booking process! So nice!
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Old Feb 13, 20, 2:08 pm
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Can you reserve seats on AV operated flight on UA award? Do I have to call in? flight is from EZE-BOG-JFK
similar question for Azul operated intra-brazil flight on UA award ticket?
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