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dskimo1 Jan 5th, 2014 07:41 AM

Air Berlin -- Seat Reservations?
 
I am planning on purchasing FlyClassic seats on Air Berlin from Vienna to Paris. I will be traveling with my son. I would like to be able to sit together in case there is an issue. If we do not purchase seat reservations, what is the chance we will be able to sit together? Thank you.

hkto Jan 5th, 2014 08:49 AM

If you show up for flight early enough chances are pretty high that you'll sit together. I took this flight in opposite direction & it was half full.

traveller1959 Jan 5th, 2014 12:01 PM

>>>If you show up for flight early enough <<<

I have to say that this is no true. When you show up at the airport, 90% of the passengers will have checked in already and you may not get seats together.

You should check in via internet ASAP, that is 30 hours before departure in order make sure that you get seats together. Use your smartphone or the hotel's internet terminal.

bigtyke Jan 5th, 2014 12:03 PM

I was not able to reserve seats on Air Berlin. They assigned seats and my wife and I were seated next to each other.

hkto Jan 5th, 2014 12:40 PM

I agree with previous poster that seats on AB are not even reservable. I also flew with them from Vienna to Berlin & got 2 seats together from the airport agent on a fully booked flight.

drlaz Jan 5th, 2014 12:59 PM

I can’t speak for AB; when we flew them my children were late teens. But other airlines, when my children were younger, tried seat swapping if necessary. On the other hand, travel is my kids' best mode; we could count on them to behave even by themselves.

traveller1959 Jan 5th, 2014 02:02 PM

It depends on the booking class whether you get reserved seats. Sometimes, you can reserve your seats for an additional fee.

According to my experience (I often fly Air Berlin), it is NOT necessary to reserve seats.

You will be assigned your seats with check-in. Therefore, use the web check-in which is available 30 hours prior to departure. If you check in via internet up to 20 hours before departure time, your chances are very high that you will be able to get seats together.

dskimo1 Jan 5th, 2014 03:06 PM

Very, very helpful! Many thanks

Huggy Jan 6th, 2014 12:26 PM

Just flew Air Berlin in November, Chicago to Berlin. You do have the opportunity to book seats ahead of your flight, however at a cost just by contacting AB customer service. I did this. However, as the flight was less than one half full, that was not necessary.

Suggest you look at the seat map prior to your flight to determine seat availability. You can then make a determination regarding booking ahead.

roofcleaner Oct 19th, 2014 02:17 PM

try this link it will answer some of the seat issues with air berlin
http://www.airberlin.com/site/affili...ourfare_en.pdf

roofcleaner Oct 19th, 2014 02:20 PM

also this link
http://www.airberlin.com/site/landin...s.php?LANG=eng


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