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Seat request with partnership airline

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Seat request with partnership airline

Hi there,

I have booked a flight return to Sydney via Dubai from London with Emirates. I am registered with Emirates frequent flyer/loyalty scheme. My flight however has Qantas flight numbers. Normally when I book with Emirates I can manage my booking and choose my seat.

I tried this and because the carrier is Qantas and not an Emirates plane, I was directed to Qantas seat option site. To be able to choose a seat, Qantas charge a minimum of AUSD25.00 per leg.

Can anyone tell me if I am exempt from this charge for a free service offered by Emirates or I have to stump up the cash to allocate seats?

Many thanks.

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1. Re: Seat request with partnership airline

You have booked a Qantas flight through Emirate's web site.

This is called a code share flight. The policies of the airline with which you are flying(Qantas)

are the ones that apply for baggage and for seat selection and for checking in time etc.

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2. Re: Seat request with partnership airline

Typically as poster #1 said, the policies of the operating airline apply. If Qantas charges to select a seat, you'll have to pay to select a seat.

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