E+ in advance

Old Apr 28, 04, 10:43 am
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E+ in advance

I did a search and couldn't really find an answer to this so here goes.. I apoligize in advance if this has already been posted.

So I booked the family vacation this summer (3 of us).. Booked it back in Feb.. Here's the basic itinerary


TUS-DEN on Mesa
DEN-ORD on Mainline
ORD-BDL on Mainline

I know the rules on E+ (only 1 companion).. Is there any possibility of securing E+ seats in advance at least on the Ted flight (especially since that's the longest)?

I would think one perk Ted could offer would be E+ for an additional companion (bringing the total up to 2 companions)... especially since Ted was supposed to be geared toward the leisure traveller.

Also, the ORD-BDL leg in Feb was an A320.. Now it's a 757, where seats 14BCD are in the last E+ row before Exit & E-. Will the computer change that randomly when it realizes that I'm the only elite in the reservation.

Btw, it's all booked on the same PNR.

Any thoughts?
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Old Apr 28, 04, 10:59 am
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You can always call and ask. You might get a reservations agent who is willing to put all three of you in Economy Plus to save the Gate Agent the headache of trying to get you three seats together day-of-flight.

However, note that if for any reason the seatmaps get re-swept (flight change, aircraft change, etc.), the computers will cancel any E+ seating for unqualified (non-UA/Star Elite) passangers. So you will need to keep an eye on your seat assignments.
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