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Old 08-05-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
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Seat selection on Virgin

After just got back from picking up our V Australia tickets from the TA - because we purchased a 'Sale Fare', through the travel expo there is no option for seat selection.

I did not realise this when purchasing the tickets - i may have reconsidered the Qantas fare with the additional $20 per person for seat selection had I known.

Has anyone been able to get their preferred seats on a sale fare? So FF points or Virgin Lounge membership help in any way?
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:25 AM   #2
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What you got your tickets already !!!

I booked at Flight Centre Travel Expo and travelling Sept 6 - They won't give me my tickets until 2 weeks out of travelling.

I rang V Australia directly and requested seats - they would not allocate them to me but would do their best to help... My daughters have disabilities and that didn't help either - but they may get to board before anyone else.
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:49 AM   #3
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I receive a page of eTickets
last time I booked all my tickets online, so I thought this is allI need.
I was also told check-detour get our seats starts three hours before the flight, so we may be trying to be first in line.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:33 AM   #4
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thats all we do
we get to the airport way early, like silly early and as soon as the counter opens for our flight we drop the suitcases off and check in, not so much because we have some uncontrolable paranoia to get the best seats but more because we want to stop dragging the suitcases around

once checked in we then take the extra time to enjoy the airport, have something to eat, we dont go to airports very often so we like to enjoy it whilst we can

14hr flight to LA
if i end up seated by myself
and not with my 2 fidgety kids and the wife whom just loves to argue with my son who just loves to argue back (they dont argue with me because i just hit them and then they stop ) dont get me wrong, the wife loves my son and my son loves his mum, they just also love to argue with each other

so if i sit by myself and am spared the 14hr headache
im good with that
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Old 08-06-2011, 04:44 PM   #5
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Thanks for that - we plan on getting to the airport early just to beat the traffic
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:15 PM   #6
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hey there
we purchased sale fare premium economy seats, couldnt select on line so i rang V aust and she selected seats for me.......
this was in january, so maybe things have changed
I'm just glad I got the ones we wanted, as seat location is important if you want a good flight
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:12 AM   #7
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hey there
we purchased sale fare premium economy seats, couldnt select on line so i rang V aust and she selected seats for me.......
this was in january, so maybe things have changed
I'm just glad I got the ones we wanted, as seat location is important if you want a good flight
Hi Karen, I think the difference maybe in the fare "Premium" we are only in ecomony - not worthy of seat allocation
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:04 AM   #8
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The only fare bucket you can't preselect seat is the economy v promo.... unless you have silver or gold status with Velocity, then you can
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:49 AM   #9
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Well that's odd, we booked our tickets with Flight Centre on a sale and the TA booked the seats - they are confirmed and on my itinerary. Not the ones from perth to Melbourne (which I assume I can do myself) but the long haul ones.

Now getting seats for internal flights is another matter!
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:20 AM   #10
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Well that's odd, we booked our tickets with Flight Centre on a sale and the TA booked the seats - they are confirmed and on my itinerary. Not the ones from perth to Melbourne (which I assume I can do myself) but the long haul ones.

Now getting seats for internal flights is another matter!
Thanks for that Perthgirl, I might try and call Virgin tomorrow or try Flight Centre again. I can't even determine our reservation # on the tickets
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:29 AM   #11
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We booked our VAustralia premium economy fares with the travel agent and booked our seats on the spot (2 lots of 2). Then 3 days later after we had thought about it we called her and changed them again (1 row of 4)....no problem.
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:02 AM   #12
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I rang V Australia today, and she advised there is no seat selection available on the special sale fares. I have requested a window seat for DD, and checked we will get sat next to her. Not much else I can do now - though I may have booked QANTA and paid the seat selection if I had known in advance.
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