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BA Seat selection LGW JGK

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BA Seat selection LGW JGK

Hi would be grateful for advice please, I am flying the above route in October with my 2 teenagers, I know I can reserve for free 24 hours before but as this is our 1st long haul together I want to ensure we are sat together so looking to pay. Despite looking at various seating charts I am confused. We are traveling in economy and the seats range in price from £68 in exit, £56 behind to £43 then £30 at the back of the plane. Please could I have opinions on where best to sit the plane is a 777 flight numbers 2273 & 2272. I also have 14000 Avios points I am hoping to use to pay for this. Any advice or tips are appreciated. Thanks

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1. Re: BA Seat selection LGW JGK

Unable to edit but title should read LGW JFK

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2. Re: BA Seat selection LGW JGK

The exit rows are probably not an option as BA states you need to be an adult (but this isn't defined) to sit in these rows so it depends on the age of the teenagers.

Apart from that all the other economy seats are more or less the same - seats at the back might be less desirable as it means you are one of the last to deplane which mean a longer queue at US Immigration but for the money saved compared to the queue time those would be my choice.

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3. Re: BA Seat selection LGW JGK

Lol i'm a teen and I hate when I have to swap seats when I end up on exit row

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4. Re: BA Seat selection LGW JGK

Thank you for replying Tom the teenagers are 13 & 18. Ok so I can save some money & book near the back on the way home but maybe nearer front on way out?

Edited: 2:39 pm, August 12, 2018
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5. Re: BA Seat selection LGW JGK

The minimum age to be seated in an exit row is defined on BA. It is 12 years old, so the OP’s children would be allowed to sit there unless they were ineligible for another reason such as disability.

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Velez Rubio
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7. Re: BA Seat selection LGW JGK

The seating configuration, as you probably know, is 3-4-3. As long as you don't mind being in the middle 'block' I would be pretty confident that you would get 3 seats together without needing to pay to reserve seats.

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8. Re: BA Seat selection LGW JGK

Keep an eye on the availability and pay to select only as seating choices get narrow. Remember that many people jump to select right at T-24 mark so if you do wait to select for free, don't miss that timing. Other than that, I like your plan of booking near the front on the way there and nearer the back on the return. In a worst case scenario, let the kids sit by themselves and give yourself a holiday on the return.

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Ignore Sam, he knows nothing.

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10. Re: BA Seat selection LGW JGK

Thank you all for replying, Howie I would prefer the 3 seats on either side rather than 3 of the 4 middle. We are going October half term so I anticipate it will be a busy flight. Geo I am used to checking in at precisely 24 hours out (30 days for easy jet) to get seats together but being our first long haul as a family it feels more important that we get seats we like and together too. I will keep an eye on availability, I believe 7 days out other BA members can book for free so I guess waiting until then will be ideal.

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