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Forums Frequent flyer programs British Airways Executive Club I got bumped from my seat on a 2-4-1 once again. Are 2-4-1 being targeted? Reply To: I got bumped from my seat on a 2-4-1 once again. Are 2-4-1 being targeted?

marks7389 425 posts

I hope you spent the flight commenting loudly about your displeasure! They could have put the family of 4 in all the aisle seats unless they had really young kids and there were literally no other suitable seats available. I make a point of never paying for seating in CW and dare BA to do their worst. Never had an issue, we even got put in the F cabin once as CW was full!

Reminds me of the last time we flew First in 2016 in the what was then fairly new 787-9 8 seat cabin. We both like a window seat, one behind the other and had 1A and 2A selected for probably nearly a year, which we were dumped out of at the last minute.

Particularly in the absence of status I used to think it was worth paying the extra Avios for First over Club on a 2for1 redemption and certainly a no-brainer over paying Club seat selection fees. Albeit that was back in the days when a First return to the US was 150K avios, before the devaluation and peak pricing. [Am I showing my age, here…?]

Not any more, though we still draw the line at paying £400+ return for two of us in seat selection fees. On our way off a recent Club Suite flight my wife looked at the (new 777-300) First Suites and declared she couldn’t really see much point in paying extra for them.

I don’t think we’re really part of the ‘exclusive’ target market for F these days, which is absolutely fine with me. 🙂

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