We are due to fly to phuket in a couple of weeks. We fly from Manchester with Etihad but then at Abu Dhabi we change to an Air Berlin flight to Phuket. I have seen such bad reviews on Air Berlin so my expectations are not high. What I would like to know however is we booked our seats on Etihad but were told we could not book our sests on Air Berlin. We have less than a 2 hour stopover (hence the reason for booking these flights) and my concern is if we are delayed and rushed straight through to departure (as has happened before with our Qatar flight) will the stewardesses know where to sit us?. Has this ever happened to anyone and how did it pan out? What I would hate is to be stuck at one end of the plane and husband at the other (although he may like that) lol!