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Hoe to View Seat Availability Before Book UA Flight??

LBI
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Hoe to View Seat Availability Before Book UA Flight??

Is there a way you can view seat availability on-line for UA, USA domestic flights before booking a flight?

Need to get an aisle seat & choice of flight is linked to that.

H49

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1. Re: Hoe to View Seat Availability Before Book UA Flight??

Apologies for heading. Should not type when leave reading glasses at home!!

H49

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2. Re: Hoe to View Seat Availability Before Book UA Flight??

Assuming you have already tried on their website and not found that ability, you could try Expedia, which i understand has real time seat maps for some carriers ( i don't know if that includes United) , or failing that you'll have to book on the phone.

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3. Re: Hoe to View Seat Availability Before Book UA Flight??

Joeintheuk

Thanks, looks like Expedia does have the ability.

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4. Re: Hoe to View Seat Availability Before Book UA Flight??

On the UA website on the far right side of the available flights selection page there's a view seats link. It's at the bottom of each flight in the same box that provides the aircraft and meal service info.

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5. Re: Hoe to View Seat Availability Before Book UA Flight??

Vegas-Guide

Thank you.

Found it.

Scratching my head as they seem to be very coy over Economy Plus pricing.

Testing some flights & they show Economy Plus seats available, but marked,

"available for purchase after Reservation is Booked".

Okay.

So I try & find on the UA site what an E+ seat costs, but cannot locate any $ info.

Not inclined to book an E+ without 1st knowing the cost.

What am I missing here??

Where do they hide that info??

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6. Re: Hoe to View Seat Availability Before Book UA Flight??

Heisler,

You can view the prices for the Economy Plus seats as part of the booking process, before purchasing anything. Select your flights, continue past entering the passenger name and you reach "Select Seats". At that point when you hover the cursor over an E+ seat, the price is displayed.

Note that the prices vary. I'm looking at a dummy booking for IAD-FCO (new configuration 777 with 3-3-3 seating), and the prices are between $105-115 for a middle seat, and $119-129 for aisle and window seats, and $139 for a bulkhead.

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