Emi­rates’ de­ci­sion to start charg­ing for seats in ad­vance is still get­ting peo­ple go­ing

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“You can still choose your seat for free once check-in opens, which is 48 hours be­fore the flight so not a big prob­lem. The only peo­ple who will pay for this are the peo­ple who re­ally wants a spe­cific seat. Af­ter that, its first come, first serve once the check in opens.......like its al­ways been.”


“If ma­jor­ity seats are booked in ad­vance, what choice one will have dur­ing on­line check­ing?”


“This will af­fect fam­i­lies the hard­est. I have seen moth­ers, fa­thers and tod­dlers hav­ing to sit in dif­fer­ent sec­tions of an air­craft – not just dif­fer­ent rows. Fam­i­lies will have to pay for their seats in ad­vance in or­der to guar­an­tee their chil­dren are close by.”


“Emi­rates also men­tioned that only a few seats will be avail­able for the ad­vanced seat se­lec­tion. The ma­jor­ity of seats on the plane will be re­leased for no charge at the 48-hour point, same as usual. Based on what I un­der­stood, there should be very lit­tle change from be­fore, ex­cept that the dozen or so best econ­omy class seats will go to those who pay more for them, not those who were lucky enough to get them first.”


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