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UK native citizen and resident. Live in London. Fluent English speaker, some smatterings of other languages.

Experienced business traveller, travelled extensively to North America and Europe. Some travel further afield to Australia, Asia, Africa, and S. America. Frequent flyer/hotel stayer with various chains and alliances.

Favourite destinations: Vienna, Iceland, W. Coast of the USA, Bangkok, Dubai.


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comment Can I see which seats are available on a British Airways flight before I book?
OK, I just spotted that you said "or fully flexible". That sounds great, and I just tried that with my regular BA.com login, but I don't see the seat selection screen you see on the "Passengers" screen. In fact, I was wrong, it does allow me to enter my FF number, but I still don't see an option to seat-select before booking is complete. Looks as if this option is only for BA FFs :(
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comment Can I see which seats are available on a British Airways flight before I book?
Argh - this is a great answer, but I can't take advantage of it. I am Sapphire level (Gold equivalent), but not with BA. They don't let you associate your Oneworld card with a BA login directly - you can only add it once booked - so even though I'm eligible to select any seat I like, I can't "test" them this way. Good answer though.
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comment Can I see which seats are available on a British Airways flight before I book?
No worries, it was a good thought :)
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comment Can I see which seats are available on a British Airways flight before I book?
Are you referring to the checkmytrip.com with the URL parameters? It looks good in principle, but I think it's long since dead... and the forum post is from 2003.
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comment Can I see which seats are available on a British Airways flight before I book?
@pnuts, I'm sure they have it. But they certainly don't have a facility to show me the seat map online, or even availability. Their site is pretty basic (it's not open to the general public).
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comment May I wwoof or exchange work for a bed in a hostel in Costa Rica as a tourist?
Suggestion: I think it would help if you added some context/links on the term "wwoof". I'm a fairly experienced traveller, but I just had to look it up.
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comment Can I see which seats are available on a British Airways flight before I book?
OK. In my case I am booking the flights through a corporate-stipulated online travel agent (without this data), so that doesn't help. But that's a good general tip, thanks.
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comment Can I see which seats are available on a British Airways flight before I book?
@pnuts are any of those travel agents web-accessible, or do they typically require you to be calling them/booking tickets through them?
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comment Car hire - do they have a “fair usage policy” for miles/kms driven?
I see where you're going with the question, but I don't think the telco analogy quite holds in this case. It's very hard to use a car continuously very excessively beyond the "standard" expectations - even with multiple drivers, how far could you get in 24h without exceeding the speed limit? Whereas, in the telco case, it's technically quite possible to consume TBs in a month, where the telco might be "expecting" a standard average of only a few GB (note: I'm not justifying telco behaviour (!), just saying the two situations aren't quite the same).
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revised Canada's Transit Visa - Do I need to send off my passport?
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comment Can I see which seats are available on a British Airways flight before I book?
Sorry, I should clarified - I specifically meant when you are not booking on a flight. I know I can edit my seat when I am booked.
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