3 Responses

  1. Scottrick
    Scottrick at |

    Not all passengers can wait and be guaranteed a seat if the pane is oversold. Of course this is rare, and there is also the possibility that you lose your seat assignment if the aircraft changes or for numerous other reasons. But there is a good reason to want to pick a seat at the time of booking.

  2. Sice
    Sice at |

    I’d be fine with it as long as they guarantee that all seats booked on the same reservation are together…think of all the casual travelers/families that HAVE to sit with minor children. Seems unethical to charge a group like this a fee just to guarantee seats together, and unless they guarantee that I’d have problem with it. Now those flying together but on different bookings might still have problems with it.

  3. Kris Ziel
    Kris Ziel at |

    US doesn’t charge for window/aisle seats except for choice seats. Of my 12 flights on them last year, 11 were window seats, none of them cost me anything. At booking, with no status, I was able to choose each of those window seats for no charge. Before each flight I went up to the gate agent and inquired about moving up, in all cases, when seats further up we’re available, I got a window seat further up for free.