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Old 09-25-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
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I just booked air fare for myself and husband. Now the airlines are charging additional for a seat. Maybe it was because we wanted to pick our seat. But after I clicked on the seats, I was charged an additional $6 per seat. I was wondering, if you dont pay for a seat, do you have standing room only?
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:37 AM
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I believe some airlines are charging people for booking a particular seat in advance meaning if you choose the seat you want (rather than get whatever seat the system generates for you) then you get charged.
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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lol just picturing a plane full of people standing like they do on buses. They charge you for reserving specific seats. If you don't reserve your seats in advance, you'll be assigned your seats during check in. This isn't a big deal if you're travelling alone but if you're travel with other people, it does mean you may not be able to sit together (the earlier you check in, the more likely there will be the necessary amount of seats together - check in late and the only seats left might be several rows apart).
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:01 AM
 
Location: The Ranch
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Usually if you choose a seat that has more leg room then there is an additional charge. Also they just started charging for premium seating (window seats).
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Usually if you choose a seat that has more leg room then there is an additional charge. Also they just started charging for premium seating (window seats).
If "they" is the airlines then it depends on the airline. I just flew last week and there was no extra charge for window seats.
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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If "they" is the airlines then it depends on the airline. I just flew last week and there was no extra charge for window seats.
Depends on the airline and what they classify as a "premium" seat. Soon enough even picking a middle seat will be classified as a premium seat!
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I prefer aisle seats anyway
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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As you check in before a flight, as an example, and the seats are available - you might be given an option of sitting closer to the front - say first 6 rows, or in a row with wide leg room, etc. As you click on the available seat, you might see a premium charge for that seat. You have the option of paying for that seat or sticking with your assigned seat which doesn't have a premium.

Also, aisle seats are charged a premium on some flights. It is what it is.
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