Just got tickets for mine and my wifes flight from Manchester to New York on 22nd of February. Logged in to BA site and entered our advance passenger information with no problems. Clicked on the link to pick our seat and it is showing as one free seat available (near back,centre seat) and a few premium seats for £70-£75 each.
Having read up on this it seems AA hold seats back until you arrive at the airport, is this right?
My wife is terrified of flying and we are tempted to pay the extra £300 so we know we have seats together but obviously this is a lot of money.
My main question is if we arrive at the airport are we likely to be allocated seats together? Our flight leaves Manchester at 10.30am on Feb 22nd, we will be doing online check in 24 hours before but what is the earliest we can arrive at the airport to get our seat allocation on the day? as in is there any point arriving 6.30am or is that too early?
Any advice on what we should do would be appreciated as my wife is really, really worried we wont be sat together and much as we cant really afford to pay another £300 just to sit together if it comes to it we will have.