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    • kevinyork
    • By kevinyork 8th Apr 05, 4:38 PM
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    Reserve Thomas Cook flight seats for free!
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    • 8th Apr 05, 4:38 PM
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    Reserve Thomas Cook flight seats for free! 8th Apr 05 at 4:38 PM
    Just come back from a holiday I book using a Thomas Cook airlines flight. They offer a seat reservation service which is £10 each to keep the group sitting together and another £10 to select your specific seats.

    However, when I looked at their website to see what seats where available and do a costing I didnt complete all the way through to checkout. A few days later I got an email saying that the seats could only be reserved till a specific date unless the additional payment was received. This specific date was after my flight date so on turning up at the airport the 4 of us had specific seat reserved together - all for no additional cost!!!!!

    So if you are travelling with them, go online as near to the flight date as possible and enter your details but simply dont complete the checkout ...
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  • smoggy-boro
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    • 8th Apr 05, 5:31 PM
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    • 8th Apr 05, 5:31 PM
    great idea i might try that myself
  • smoggy-boro
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    • 8th Apr 05, 5:49 PM
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    • 8th Apr 05, 5:49 PM
    hi, ive just looked at that option,do you proceed to the "commit to booking screen" ?
    if so is this not legally binding?
    im only asking because ours is a longhaul flight(usa) and their prices are extortionate,
    thanks...
    • kevinyork
    • By kevinyork 8th Apr 05, 6:44 PM
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    • 8th Apr 05, 6:44 PM
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    • 8th Apr 05, 6:44 PM
    Hi


    As my booking as past i cannot go back into the system to check what the pages are, however i remember a page to select the seats, another page to select any other extras and then I think there was a continue or go to booking button. I went to that and then decided it was too pricey which is why i then closed the webpage.

    The email arrive a few days later that simply said I had provisionally reserved seats but hadnt paid and gave me 10 days to either pay for them or the seat reservations would be put back into the pool. Therefore they didnt hold me to it.

    Just make sure you do it close to your flight date

    Hope this helps. Have a great trip

    p.s. take your own headphones for your party to avoid paying the £2.75 costs of their headsets so you can listen to the movies.
    • vansboy
    • By vansboy 8th Apr 05, 7:06 PM
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    • 8th Apr 05, 7:06 PM
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    • 8th Apr 05, 7:06 PM
    & get a Thomas Cook credit card - avoid surcharge by paying with it.

    Also 1.5% points back towards your next break!

    VB
  • smoggy-boro
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    • 8th Apr 05, 8:13 PM
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    • 8th Apr 05, 8:13 PM
    thomas cook credit card is too late for me now, as it is all paid for,as we depart in the middle of may, i will try to prebook the seats a bit later,
    many thanks....
  • saveapenny
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    • 8th Apr 05, 10:33 PM
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    • 8th Apr 05, 10:33 PM
    Will it work if I have booked the flight through a travel agent?
    • kevinyork
    • By kevinyork 9th Apr 05, 8:42 AM
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    • 9th Apr 05, 8:42 AM
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    • 9th Apr 05, 8:42 AM
    Yes it will, thats what i did and it worked
  • saveapenny
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    • 9th Apr 05, 11:37 AM
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    • 9th Apr 05, 11:37 AM
    Cheers Kevin
  • rybu
    can you tell me / post what the link is?? i cant find it on the site.

    sorry this is my first post........


    p.s hello to everybody!!!
  • saveapenny
    I think this is it
    http://www.thomascook.com/flights/flightshome.asp
    • Discogod
    • By Discogod 10th Apr 05, 12:21 PM
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    I've already booked flights through www.canadianaffair.com going to Canada in may/june, these flights are on Thomas Cook planes. Although i remember there was a seat reservation service available at the time, i didn't select it (too expensive).

    Is it possible for me to reserve my seats closer to the time? Also, how do i do it? I couldn't find a seat reservation service on the above link. Thanks
  • saveapenny
    Have you used Candian affair before I have been looking at putting my own tour (plane,train,boat) together would you recomend it or a organised one?
    • Discogod
    • By Discogod 10th Apr 05, 12:52 PM
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    no, this is my first time. The good thing about it is it's cheaper than elsewhere (when we booked) and we're flying into Montreal & coming back from Toronto
    Last edited by Discogod; 10-04-2005 at 1:28 PM.
    • Cas
    • By Cas 10th Apr 05, 1:57 PM
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    Canadian Affair
    Have you used Candian affair before I have been looking at putting my own tour (plane,train,boat) together would you recomend it or a organised one?
    by saveapenny
    We travelled to Toronto with Canadian Affair last year and they were fab. We didn't reserve seats but there was decent amount of leg room, even my 6ft husband could stretch out comfortably.

    Wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
    No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
    • Discogod
    • By Discogod 12th Apr 05, 12:53 PM
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    Discogod
    I've already booked flights through www.canadianaffair.com going to Canada in may/june, these flights are on Thomas Cook planes. Although i remember there was a seat reservation service available at the time, i didn't select it (too expensive).

    Is it possible for me to reserve my seats closer to the time? Also, how do i do it? I couldn't find a seat reservation service on the above link. Thanks
    by Discogod
    Can anybody help with this please?

    Also, i couldn't find on thomascook website where to do reservation stuff.
  • saveapenny
    https://yourseatyourchoice.thomascookairlines.co.uk/webxsr/webxsr
    think that might be it?
    • Discogod
    • By Discogod 12th Apr 05, 2:06 PM
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    by saveapenny
    ahhhhhh that's brilliant!! thanks so much
    • Discogod
    • By Discogod 14th Apr 05, 1:37 PM
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    well, i tried to use that link, it accepted my booking number & the Canadian Affairs. BUT..... neither Montreal nor Toronto were in the list of destinations. So, i mailed thomascook about it & got this response:

    to book your seats you would have to call
    Canadian Affair Airlines on 02076169999.

    balls, so it's not possible to do it for me
  • saveapenny
    Thats a stinker..Oh well keep it in fav places for future ref
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