Originally Posted by Paul2412
It's good to book online and book your seats. On BA it opens 24 hours before departure so if you get on early you can book the best seats then don't need to turn up hours before at the airport.
It's good to book online but I feel that preselecting your seats is an unnecessary extra expense.
I went to Switzerland this year with aerlingus and the cost to select your seats was an extra £5 each way(or was it £10....my memory is not as good as it use to be!).
The couple I was going with preselected their seats in the middle aile of the aircraft and encouraged me to preselect my seat so I could sit with them.
I wasn't happy about paying extra money but decided to preselect the seat on the outward journey only.
Selecting seats in the middle aisle of the aircraft was a big mistake as the refreshments trolley (one stared at the front aisle and another started at the rear aisle) took ages to get to us....in fact we were the last ailes to be served on the whole plane.....and we payed extra for the privilege!
When checking in on the return flight I was able to get a seat next to my friends purely by asking the check in staff ,with no extra expense incurred.
Once again on the return journey we were seated in the middle aisle........and yep you guessed it....we were served last in the whole plane
So with that experience that is the last time I will pay to preselect seats and I certainly won't choose to sit in the middle aisle!