Anyone successfully booked middle seats in Emirates first class?

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Randomtraveller

Member since 14 Dec 2017

Total posts 14

I knew there was a similar post a while ago.

So me and my wife are planning for a travel on Emirates first class to Europe.
What we've seen on Qantas website is the middle seats are blocked as bassinet seats.

Should we book and select the other seats first and then call Qantas to unlock the seats?
Does anyone have silimar experience like this?

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Theresnormissin

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Oct 2016

Total posts 129

Yup, I've booked them as a QF Codeshare. I used the EK booking reference, which was different from the Qantas booking reference (From memory I found it was provided somewhere in Qantas' 'Manage my Booking') to access the booking on the EK website, and selected my seats that way.

Last editedby Theresnormissin at Dec 14, 2017, 02:59 PM.

drsimon50

qantas

Member since 10 Oct 2013

Total posts 80

ive booked emirates direct and never had issue choosing - but am ek plat so not sure if that makes a difference

Randomtraveller

Member since 14 Dec 2017

Total posts 14

Yup, I've booked them as a QF Codeshare. I used the EK booking reference, which was different from the Qantas booking reference (From memory I found it was provided somewhere in Qantas' 'Manage my Booking') to access the booking on the EK website, and selected my seats that way.
Last edited by Theresnormissin at Dec 14, 2017, 02.59 PM.

Great, I was going through Qantas code share( for status credit of source:) ). I'll give it a go!

Thanks

Randomtraveller

Member since 14 Dec 2017

Total posts 14

ive booked emirates direct and never had issue choosing - but am ek plat so not sure if that makes a difference

Probably just with Qantas codeshare then. Thanks for the answer

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,110

Can't say I've had any problems booking seats on row 1 on Emirates when flying in First (either on the A380 or the 777), but it could always vary from flight to flight.

Randomtraveller

Member since 14 Dec 2017

Total posts 14

Can't say I've had any problems booking seats on row 1 on Emirates when flying in First (either on the A380 or the 777), but it could always vary from flight to flight.

Thanks for your answer, Chris

Theresnormissin

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Oct 2016

Total posts 129

Might also be worth having a quick look on expert flyer to see if your specific flight’s have the seats blocked out too.

paulb

Member since 16 Dec 2012

Total posts 9

I noticed the same issue when I did a "practice" on-line booking through Qantas. However I ended up booking through a travel agent (first class to Europe for self and wife) with middle 2 seats booked for all flights. I guess TA has better access than others.

346

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 May 2017

Total posts 55

Use the booking reference on EK website and it will allow you to choose the seats.
They'll also let you change them at checkin.

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