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Unread 12 Jul 19, 05:27 AM  
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My boyfriend and I will be flying with British airways in April to Orlando, however the seat reservations are really pricey y at the moment!

The cheapest seats are roughly 45 each, each way - the boyfriend not keen to spend nearly 150 on seats and advises we should just wait closer to the time to book and see if the price drops, or wait till check in 24 hours before departure and hope we get a seat together 😩

I rather pay so we can sit together which is the only thing Im bothered about - im not fussy where I sit on the plane.

Any advice please ? Pay the money or wait it out ? !

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Unread 12 Jul 19, 06:36 AM  
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Ive not known seat prices drop nearer the time. Youre other option is to keep an eye on the seat map and go for free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. However, if you want to guarantee sitting together you may need to pay.
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We have decided not to pay. Our online check in is next Wednesday so we will see what happens. Although we would prefer to sit together (well I would but DH said he was happy to sit the other end of the plane to me and our our DD to get some peace ) we arent prepared to pay 200 to do so. It is only 9 hours ish each way so we can put up with sitting apart for that time if necessary.
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Normally the seat prices do drop closer to the time, ours did last year. Instead keep checking on the BA site to see what seats are left and if it looks like seats together are getting thin on the ground, then we pay.
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Ive used ba a couple of times and never paid, sometimes 5 of us and again with just 2, I check in bang on 24 hours (we have a connection so we can check in slightly earlier than those going direct) ba always have us sitting together, I can then move seats if I want and if there is availability. I believe they allocate familys with under 12 around 7 days before and everyone else around 2 days before, but you cant see this until check in, youll just notice suddenly there are hardly any seats left.
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We have decided not to pay. Our online check in is next Wednesday so we will see what happens. Although we would prefer to sit together (well I would but DH said he was happy to sit the other end of the plane to me and our our DD to get some peace ) we arent prepared to pay 200 to do so. It is only 9 hours ish each way so we can put up with sitting apart for that time if necessary.
Please let me know how you get on! X
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Yes we paid too, 220 for the return for the 2 of us, Im not being stuck in between 2 strange men again it was truly awful, this was because we were out and forgot to check in 24 hrs on the return journey, usually we do it on the dot and sit together for free
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I would pay, but things like this really bother me and I wouldn't like to leave it - I'd rather just pay and know it's all done and it's ok!
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