Member since 14 Dec 2017
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I knew there was a similar post a while ago.
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Member since 14 Oct 2016
Total posts 130
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.
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
Great, I was going through Qantas code share( for status credit of source:) ). I'll give it a go!
Probably just with Qantas codeshare then. Thanks for the answer
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,118
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
Might also be worth having a quick look on expert flyer to see if your specific flight’s have the seats blocked out too.
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.
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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Anyone successfully booked middle seats in Emirates first class?
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