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Paying for pre-assigned award seats on non-UA flights

Old Sep 8, 19, 10:04 pm
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Paying for pre-assigned award seats on non-UA flights

I am probably not looking at it the right way - and feel I should, given what I have read here and there.

Redeemed AA points online for a reservation flying on YA and JAL. A follow-up call to AA added pre-assigned seats on YA and JAL for free.

Redeemed AS points online for a reservation flying on JAL and AS. Followed up by going online adding pre-assigned seats on JAL for free.

Redeemed UA points online for a reservation flying on UA, LX and SK. Could not get pre-assigned seats for free by calling LX or SK.

Is there some BE award thing going on here?
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Old Sep 8, 19, 11:28 pm
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Originally Posted by vanillabean View Post
Is there some BE award thing going on here?
It's up to the operating carrier whether the award books into a fare class that allows free advance seat assignments. Nothing to do with UA.
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Old Sep 9, 19, 6:52 am
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Originally Posted by vanillabean View Post
Redeemed UA points online for a reservation flying on UA, LX and SK. Could not get pre-assigned seats for free by calling LX or SK.

No Swiss advance economy seat selection with United ticket stock
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Old Sep 9, 19, 8:06 am
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You can definitely get advance seat assignments on LX on a UA economy award. You just have to pay for them.
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Old Sep 9, 19, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
You can definitely get advance seat assignments on LX on a UA economy award. You just have to pay for them.
Of course, but the OP wants them:


Originally Posted by vanillabean View Post
seats for free
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