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Thalys seat assignment hassle

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We just booked our September rail trip from London to Amsterdam through Eurostar, and were able to change the seat assignment to get seats we wanted on the Eurostar London-Brussels leg. However, we were also assigned seats (no opportunity to actually choose) on the Thalys leg from Brussels to Amsterdam, and they are hardly what we'd have chosen.

Thanks to good folk here, I knew enough to check seating charts via Seat61 (which is a GREAT website), and we've been assigned the last seats against a restroom, possibly both rear-facing and windowless.

I emailed both Thalys and Eurostar, and both said no seats on Thalys could be changed once booked, and that I should talk to the 'train master' on the day-of. Of course, this is a connection (I think about 40 min.) , so we aren't likely to have a lot of time to chase this down and beg. And since it's day-of, I'm guessing the train will be essentially full anyway. There's a major conference in Amsterdam, and it's effectively high season (Sept.)

Aside from being annoyed that we were thrown into potentially the worst seats even though it was the first or second day you could even book that far ahead, I'm wondering if we really are SOOL.

Any suggestions, experience, etc. with this?

Sighhhhh...........

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