Image by E-Mans av8pix.com via FlickrI haven't even boarded my Cathay Pacific flight for Hong Kong and already things are going off the rails (if you'll excuse the bad metaphor).
Here's what I booked, weeks ago:
Cathay Pacific Airways
Flight 827 (on Boeing 777-300)
Requested Seats: 30G
Total Travel Time: 15 hrs 25 mins
Silly me. I thought when Cathay Pacific invited me to select my seat and accepted my seat request of 30G (aisle bulkhead with extra legroom), that I had booked seat 30G.
Apparently not. When I went online this evening to print my boarding pass, 30G belonged to someone else, and there were only about 5 seats left; 3 middles and 2 windows. I took a window.
So, 15 1/2 hours of being stuck in a window seat, in what I think is going to be one of the new non-reclining seats, on a full flight.
Not a great start.
Maybe things will improve when I get to the airport in the morning.
Update: I was told seat selection is a request, and nothing more. I guess that makes it one step below a Seinfeld RAC reservation. I've requested an aisle seat at the airport. Let's hope a bunch of aisle seat economies get their business class upgrades.