Make Sure You’re Logged in for Seat Selection
If you have elite status with an airline and your frequent flyer number isn’t listed in your reservation, make sure to add it. That part’s easy. But after you add it (online), you should also make sure to log out of your reservation before you select your seats. Then, log back in and open the same reservation to select seats. Ensuring you’re logged in ensures that the system opens up all seats that are blocked for frequent fliers—and that you’ll not only get a chance at better/earned seats, but also get them for less, if not free, depending on your status.
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