MSE News: British Airways to charge passengers up to £18 to pre-select a seat

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Flights, Currency & Car Hire
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Flights, Currency & Car Hire
Passengers with a hand baggage only British Airways fare will soon face an up to £18 fee to choose their seat ...
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British Airways to charge passengers up to £18 to pre-select a seat

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  • PincherPincher
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    One of these days, they will go back to cattle class, or steerage.


    Change the straw after every trip. Rinse well.
  • HerbalusHerbalus Forumite
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    Ideas like this always make me chuckle. I can't imagine for the life of me why somebody would pay to choose a seat on a plane.

    Just like those numpties who get priority boarding so they can get on the plane first. I'd rather wait in the airport than be first to be squashed into a tiny seat and have to watch 200 other people squeeze past.
  • Voyager2002Voyager2002 Forumite
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    Herbalus wrote: »
    Ideas like this always make me chuckle. I can't imagine for the life of me why somebody would pay to choose a seat on a plane.

    Just like those numpties who get priority boarding so they can get on the plane first. I'd rather wait in the airport than be first to be squashed into a tiny seat and have to watch 200 other people squeeze past.

    If you are travelling in a group this may be the only way to ensure that you sit together.

    And many people are keen to sit near the front so that they are among the first to leave the 'plane.
  • KTFKTF Forumite
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    If you are travelling in a group this may be the only way to ensure that you sit together.

    And many people are keen to sit near the front so that they are among the first to leave the 'plane.
    In all the years that we have flown chartered and scheduled as a couple, not once has the check in system ever put us at opposite ends of the cabin.

    Across a isle, yes but thats hardly the end of the world. All the 'pay for your seats' in advance is a pure money spinner praying on people who dont know any better.

    Once the exit seats are gone, one seat is the same as the next so what difference does it make.
  • richardwrichardw Forumite
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    You're over two weeks late with the 'news' MSE Paloma http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5189746
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
  • richardwrichardw Forumite
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    KTF wrote: »
    ....Once the exit seats are gone, one seat is the same as the next so what difference does it make.

    Depends which airline and aircraft you are on https://www.seatguru.com
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
  • PincherPincher
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    And many people are keen to sit near the front so that they are among the first to leave the 'plane.



    Keep that silly idea going.


    It is very rare that the luggage turns up quicker than me, even if I am the last to step out of the plane.


    In the event of a crash, it is well known that the tail has the higher survival rate.


    I also find that it's less crowded and quieter in the back. On a long haul flight, the best chance of getting three free seats to make a bed is in the back.


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    Paying extra does not guarantee that other people will not swap seats left right and centre so you end up with children screaming in Quadrophonics around you.
  • KTFKTF Forumite
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    Pincher wrote: »
    Children
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    Paying extra does not guarantee that other people will not swap seats left right and centre so you end up with children screaming in Quadrophonics around you.
    There are specific seats that have additional masks for infants so they shouldn't be swapping seats for them.
  • PincherPincher
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    KTF wrote: »
    There are specific seats that have additional masks for infants so they shouldn't be swapping seats for them.


    Who actually pays for babies if they don't have to?
    Once the door is shut, any unoccupied seat is fair game.
    Noise knows no age boundaries, any way.
  • richardwrichardw Forumite
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    Pincher wrote: »
    ....Once the door is shut, any unoccupied seat is fair game.....

    Nope. You can only move seats if the Purser permits this.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
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