In-flight Seat Change

Old May 8, 17, 1:57 pm
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In-flight Seat Change

Am booked LAX-MCO 19May originally through AS operated by VX in Main Cabin.

At the seat selection option, only middle seats were left. However, when I look on the VX website, both window and aisle seats next to me are available for an additional fee.

Can I skip the fee and just slide over once the plane door closes? Or will the VX flight attendant charge me in-flight? Or, should I just ask at the gate and will they charge me then?
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Old May 8, 17, 2:13 pm
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I fly between MCO and LAX a lot - these flights fill up. You can also get the 1st exit row for cheap compared to MCS. If you have status on Alaska, give them a call to see if you can get a better seat. Its a long wait on hold, but its worth it.
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Old May 9, 17, 4:11 pm
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In the same row? If there are empty seats no-one will bat an eye if you shift one to the left or one to the right. If you move rows, they'll probably ask you to move back.
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Old May 9, 17, 8:34 pm
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Those paid seats become free 24 hours from departure.
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Old May 9, 17, 10:44 pm
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Originally Posted by anothertraveller12 View Post
Those paid seats become free 24 hours from departure.
Excluding MCS.
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Old May 12, 17, 12:57 am
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Yeah, and excluding first... MCS is a different class - OP was clearly asking about the paid seating selection in regular main cabin.
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