When trying to change seats on a transatlantic BA flight it stated this cost $39/seat. On our short inter-European flight it said that I can reserve seats for $15/seat. On my return transatlantic, again I can reserve for $39/seat. For all legs where seats are not yet assigned, it says I can book seats for free 24 hours before the plane leaves.
Is this normal? And what it looks like our seats got automatically assigned on the first leg, and now it is $39/seat to change - it is leaving a week from now. Will I be able to select our seats or not? How will in it work for our connecting flight? We are in the airport 24 hours before that flight leaves?
I booked a flight on British Airways from Seattle to Heathrow and then from Heathrow to Marseille (and return).
I booked through Vayama.com and not through BA's website.
We are flying a family of 4, and I went to look at our seat assignments and pick them (since we are flying with a toddler and an baby I wanted to make sure we are seated together and not cause problems by asking to be reassigned seats in the airport).
It looks like the transatlantic flight does not sit 4 across in the middle (as I am used to), just 3, so we were seated 2x2 in the very back. This is OK, I guess, though being in the back sucks.
I am worried about our short and long flights both - I don't want to be in a situation where we are seated far from each other.
Bonus question. Is it normal for 777 to be 3+3+3 seats? I thought most transatlantic was 3+4+3? Have I just not flown 777 before?