CO Seat Disaster

 
Old Feb 12, 10, 5:45 pm
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CO Seat Disaster

Hi all -
I booked a UA codeshare operated by CO DTW-IAH-SJC for later this month in T on .bomb. Oops - only seat available on DTW-IAH is a middle seat in the back of the plane.

Do I have any outs for not being stuck there? I called the 1P line and CO, but neither seems to be able to do anything. I had hoped that *G could get me the good seats, but at this point, I just want not-a-middle.

Any advice greatly appreciated - thanks!
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Old Feb 12, 10, 5:49 pm
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When they start clearing upgrades closer to departure, seats towards the front will open up.
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Old Feb 12, 10, 5:54 pm
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All seats are opened up at check in.
Monitor at 5 day and 3 day window as mentioned above
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Old Feb 12, 10, 7:10 pm
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Disaster??




Really??
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Old Feb 12, 10, 7:13 pm
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At the 24 hour window, CO opens all seats for selection including exit row seats. At the 24 hour mark, check in online and grab the seat you want. They clear elite upgrade at 24 hour, then again at 3 hour prior to departure, then again at 1 hour. So, check co.com at 24 hours, 3 hour, then 1 hour prior to departure to see if any elites have been moved up to F. Then, take their seats. Good luck.
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Old Feb 12, 10, 7:43 pm
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CO coach seats have very little padding and are painful virtually anywhere you sit.
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Old Feb 12, 10, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by cl.lurker View Post
Disaster??

Really??
beat me to it. op, yes, a middle in coach sucks, but a disaster?! i'm not sure what i was expecting when i clicked on the thread, but this wasn't it.
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Old Feb 12, 10, 8:11 pm
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Originally Posted by cl.lurker View Post
Disaster??

Really??
+2. I've sat in the middle many times before, and also on longer transcon and transoceanic flights. Yet I came out from them with my health and ego in tact. This entitlement attitude that equates a middle seat with "disaster" is beyond comprehension.
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Old Feb 12, 10, 8:17 pm
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+2. I've sat in the middle many times before, and also on longer transcon and transoceanic flights. Yet I came out from them with my health and ego in tact. This entitlement attitude that equates a middle seat with "disaster" is beyond comprehension.
At 6'4" I understand it. A middle seat means I don't fly.
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Old Feb 12, 10, 8:19 pm
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beat me to it. op, yes, a middle in coach sucks, but a disaster?!
I just chalked it up to poetic license.
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Old Feb 12, 10, 8:49 pm
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Originally Posted by rjque View Post
At 6'4" I understand it. A middle seat means I don't fly.
Missed opportunity. At 6'3" I do and even in E- on UA. When you got to go you got to go. Disaster
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Old Feb 12, 10, 8:51 pm
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Originally Posted by cl.lurker View Post
Disaster

Really??
At least it's not "another new low"!
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Old Feb 12, 10, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by rjque View Post
At 6'4" I understand it. A middle seat means I don't fly.
Interesting... seatguru is showing same pitch on window, middle and aisle seats.....

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Con...ng_737-700.php

BTW, I just checked and it's a 3-hour flight....far from 'disastrous'....
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Old Feb 12, 10, 9:35 pm
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Originally Posted by cl.lurker View Post
Interesting... seatguru is showing same pitch on window, middle and aisle seats.....

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Con...ng_737-700.php

BTW, I just checked and it's a 3-hour flight....far from 'disastrous'....
With a leg in the aisle, the leg room increases dramatically.
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Old Feb 12, 10, 9:41 pm
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Originally Posted by cl.lurker View Post
Disaster??

Really??
Amen
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