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Old 12-16-2013, 01:29 PM   #31
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That's what I thought too...

Am I just being thick, or should I be able to reserve seats for September? It's 268 days until we fly but there's no booking option - do I have to wait until
June?

I'm so over thinking this...
My thoughts exactly .... but when I go into the manage my booking it says there is no seat map available but I am less than 335 days

So having re-read the website I think the booking a year in advance i.e. from the time of booking the flight starts June 1st 2014

Just asked them on their facebook page so we'll see if they answer
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:20 PM   #32
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My thoughts exactly .... but when I go into the manage my booking it says there is no seat map available but I am less than 335 days

So having re-read the website I think the booking a year in advance i.e. from the time of booking the flight starts June 1st 2014

Just asked them on their facebook page so we'll see if they answer
Thanks - let me know if you do get an answer! If not, I might give them a call tomorrow for clarification!
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:00 PM   #33
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wow their are 15 of us - thats going to add £750 to our total - no way I will jusy have to take our chances. Feel sorry for the person who ends up next to my diabetic dd when I hand them her emergency injection kit
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:05 AM   #34
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Just asked this question on Facebook.

"I am flying to Orlando August 2014.If i call to request seats(when they become available) and pay my £25 and for what ever reason i am moved from the seat I've paid £25 for do i get my money back?"


Hopefully that won't ever be necessary, but yes, I believe if we're unable to sit anyone in their seat of choice we'll offer a refund. More details on this will be available nearer the time. Greg
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:00 AM   #35
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Thanks - let me know if you do get an answer! If not, I might give them a call tomorrow for clarification!
Reply I got on Facebook was that I will be able to book seats from June 1st
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:37 AM   #36
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Reply I got on Facebook was that I will be able to book seats from June 1st
That's great, thank you!
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:02 PM   #37
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Received the following email from VA and a link with more info.

From 1 April 2014 we are changing the way our customers can choose their seats. As your flight departs between 30 January and 31 Mar 2014 you will be able to choose your seat free of charge online via manage your booking from 30 days before your departure date. Don''t worry if you have already selected a seat from the online seat map, you will not lose it.

If you would like to hear more about the new advance seating policy that comes into force, or you have other flights booked to depart after 1 April 2014 please visit our website at https://www.virgin-atlantic.com/gb/e...ssignment.html
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:48 PM   #38
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the email I got from VA was the seats were pre-bookable FROM £25 per person each way. Also its only free in PE if you have booked the fully flexible ticket. Luckily there are only 2 of us and we always go out of season and the price is NORMALLY pretty good (wonder how much longer that will last).
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:53 AM   #39
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Hiho
Does anyone know if this new fee applies to new bookings made after the announcement and bookings made earlier will avoid the fee?

I feel a bit miffed as i worked the cost out quite tight between Virgin and my usual United route via Newark. United were a little more when i booked by around £10 each but i decided to give Virgin a try as it was a direct flight and i knew i could prebook seats 90 datys out.

Now , with a party of 3 who do not want to be split up i'm faced with either waiting till the very last minute and hope for 3 together or stump up £150 more to be sure of the seats on Virgin! , not a happy Virgin customer at the moment
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:57 AM   #40
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Just to clarify,the old seat request was just that,a request, you always stood the chance of being moved etc .I'm afraid the new system means if your flying 2014 you will need to pay your £25 e/w fee .I would imagine a party of three would be easy to sit together especially if your on a 747 or your not really specific on where on the plane you sit. I would suggest you keep hold of your money and wait until check in opens 24 hours before .
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:22 AM   #41
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With just the two of us flying I think I will probably leave it until 24 hours before at check in than pay the £100 extra to sit together.

Last time on our flight in PE in Sep 2013 on the flight home DBF got moved anyway as they needed someone sat in the seat by the exit door in the bubble.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:53 AM   #42
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If we book with them I will probaby have to pay as I am such a nervous passenger and would need either my daughter or boyfriend next to me. She is also asthmatic so I will not be happy if we get split up BUT as others have said the old system was just a request. Going early december I know the plane will not be as full so may take the risk but ring up and make them aware of my problem. My GP will give me a note anyway along with my diazepam lol
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:09 PM   #43
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the email I got from VA was the seats were pre-bookable FROM £25 per person each way. Also its only free in PE if you have booked the fully flexible ticket. Luckily there are only 2 of us and we always go out of season and the price is NORMALLY pretty good (wonder how much longer that will last).
Not quite true PE seat requests are free regardless of which booking class, Economy requests are free if you are booked in fully flexible fare bucket (Y) PE seat requests free in all booking classes regardless of whether they are flexible or not
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