British Airways Seat Selection
I recently came back from a whirlwind trip to Scotland and London for Wimbledon on British Airways. I’ve flown BA dozens of times, and along the way I’ve picked up a few tricks for flying with them. My number one tip? Instead of paying a fee for an assigned seat, set your alarm for 24 hours prior to your departure time (that’s when check-in opens). Actually, set it for a few minutes before that so you can have your computer or smartphone ready to go as soon as the secondhand reaches check-in time.
Then, immediately login and select your seat—hopefully, ahead of most of the other passengers. Most people don’t pay the fee (except possibly for a bulkhead or exit row) in advance. Just keep in mind that if you’re flying from London you probably won’t get that much of a headstart since most passengers on the plane will be connecting and will have already had the chance to check-in hours before you. Still, you may as well put yourself first in line!
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