Travel noob: How can I make sure my wife and I can sit together on cross country flight?
April 16, 2007 4:17 PM Subscribe
Booked US Air flight on travelocity.com for my wife and I, is there a way to ensure we sit together?
posted by wolfkult to Travel & Transportation (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm sort of a traveling noob. I have flown around 4 times in my life and always via Southwest (seating is unassigned). However, I booked a flight from Portland to Charlotte on travelocity last night w/ US Airways. At the time it showed me a neat graphic of "available" seating and let me choose which seats I wanted (I chose two seats together). However, I checked the site today and it says:
"Please note: Your original seat requests could not be accomodated. Also, note that seat requests are not guaranteed and may be changed by the airline."
(I'm sure this was probably in the fine print of some box I checked while I was filling information, I'm not trying to dispute that.)
My wife is a very nervous flier and it is going to be a real problem not sitting with me (and it is going to stress her out just thinking about the prospect of it).
Is there a way I can ensure we sit together? Would this be something I can do if I called Travelocity or US Airways? How do they generate the "real" seating arrangement anyway? If we get there super early to checkin for our flight would we have a better chance?