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Question on check in seat selection and different options for different people

Old Jun 25, 19, 11:17 am
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Question on check in seat selection and different options for different people

More a question out of curiosity - tomorrow 3 of us are flying in the same Westjet plane (Ottawa to Calgary). 2 people booked together, 1 separately. We all checked in today, 24 hours before, and weíre looking to move out seats together.

For the party of 2, there was far less shown as available, and anything selected showed a $26 charge. For the single flyer, far more available and no charge no matter what seat was chosen.

Just curious why thatís be. Iím guessing itís eother just the algorithm and it gives different options for 1 person vs 2, or because the party of 2 uses a Westjet rewards card and gets other perks like free bags, so they ar elicited in other things?

Thanks in advance!

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Old Jun 25, 19, 11:25 am
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Originally Posted by RogueCFO View Post
More a question out of curiosity - tomorrow 3 of us are flying in the same Westjet plane (Ottawa to Calgary). 2 people booked together, 1 separately. We all checked in today, 24 hours before, and we’re looking to move out seats together.

For the party of 2, there was far less shown as available, and anything selected showed a $26 charge. For the single flyer, far more available and no charge no matter what seat was chosen.

Just curious why that’s be. I’m guessing it’s eother just the algorithm and it gives different options for 1 person vs 2, or because the party of 2 uses a Westjet rewards card and gets other perks like free bags, so they ar elicited in other things?

Thanks in advance!
The party of 2 will have bought a very restrictive Basic fare, the party of one will have bought a normal Econo fare.
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Old Jun 25, 19, 2:11 pm
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Perfect thanks for the info!
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Old Jun 26, 19, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by RogueCFO View Post
For the party of 2, there was far less shown as available, and anything selected showed a $26 charge. For the single flyer, far more available and no charge no matter what seat was chosen.

Thanks in advance!
Did everyone pay the same amount for each ticket? It seems like they were all booked at once to make sure everyone would fly on the same flights. So easy to see how much per person each flight cost. If they are identical then it's a good question. I bet they went for the cheaper option and now the question is, taking into account seats, luggage (though that may vary with the membership tier and maybe the RBC WS Mastercard), did they still pay less?

I think lots of people get roped into super low "basic" fares then really don't know if it was the best deal or not, and now you can find out if that's the case.
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