8+ hr flight - Airline request?

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8+ hr flight - Airline request?

Postby Meegs » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:16 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm taking an AWESOME trip to Europe and will be flying with US Airways.
Does anyone know if i can request that the seat beside me be empty so that i can stretch out during the flight? I'm worried about my legs and not moving for that amount of time in a cramped environment. I'd upgrade to first class... but its a bit too steep for my travel budget.

Any and all advice would be appreciated.
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Re: 8+ hr flight - Airline request?

Postby NHE » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:50 pm

Airlines are getting pretty picky with respect to seats. I just read in our local newspaper that there are a couple of airlines that are considering charging heavy/wide people that won't easily fit into the dimensions of a single seat for an extra seat. However, instead of asking for an empty seat next to you (which could be a problem especially if the flight is full) you can try something else. I have a family member that also has problems with long flights. They always request an aisle seat so that they can get up and walk a little from time to time to stretch their legs. This might be a more workable solution for you.

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Postby carolew » Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:40 am

you can also pay a little bit to reserve the first seat up front where there is more leg room. you can do all this by phone ahead of time.
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will be calling ahead, thanks!

Postby Meegs » Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:03 am

Thanks very much for the suggestions.

I will be calling them today to ask A) aisle seat) and B) bulkhead seat if possible.

I just looked at the flights and they're still pretty empty at this point.... so i'm hoping that maybe, just maybe, i can get a 2 seat row to myself and stretch out a wee bit

We'll see what happens

Thanks again!
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Postby Meegs » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:00 pm

so i've got bulkhead seating for 3 of my 4 flights and the 4th seat is an aisle.

I'm SOOOOOOOO excited! I fly out Sunday night.
Although its 37 degrees over there right now (celsius) i fear i may melt... but whatever. A vacation is a vacation :)
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Postby catfreak » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:21 am

Have a great vacation Meegs!!

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