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#1
essex uk and calabria italy
1,052 Posts
Joined Sep 2012
Hi,we're off to Corfu in August for our 1st Marella cruise.We didn't pay for seats,so if we leave it to the airline to allocate will they deliberately separate us like Ryanair does now to force us to pay to sit together.Ryanair didn't do this previously,so was wondering if Thomson have took this mercenary route,cheers,Brian.
#2
Yorkshire
126 Posts
Joined Aug 2015
Originally posted by brian1
Hi,we're off to Corfu in August for our 1st Marella cruise.We didn't pay for seats,so if we leave it to the airline to allocate will they deliberately separate us like Ryanair does now to force us to pay to sit together.Ryanair didn't do this previously,so was wondering if Thomson have took this mercenary route,cheers,Brian.
Been on loads of tui flights and we have always sat together,I even ask them for a window seat which they give me all the time ,get there early and be polite,works for me ,
#3
Durham
178 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
As you haven’t paid to choose your seats, you will be able to check in on line 7 days before the flight. You will then be able to choose your seats. Hopefully, there will be seats next to or close to each other.
#4
Teignmouth
425 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
Originally posted by brian1
Hi,we're off to Corfu in August for our 1st Marella cruise.We didn't pay for seats,so if we leave it to the airline to allocate will they deliberately separate us like Ryanair does now to force us to pay to sit together.Ryanair didn't do this previously,so was wondering if Thomson have took this mercenary route,cheers,Brian.
We use Thomson flights a lot, mainly out of Exeter, for cruise and land holidays and never pay for seats, and have never been separated.
#5
essex uk and calabria italy
1,052 Posts
Joined Sep 2012
Thanks all,we fly from LGW,but I suppose all flights from anywhere are full anyway.We'll take a chance,cheers,Brian.
#6
155 Posts
Joined Feb 2015
We have never been separated on the outward journey but it has happened a couple of times coming back from Europe. I think our transfer coach must have been one of the last to arrive at the airport. Obviously they try not to separate families with young children but as a couple there is no guarantee to sit together unless you prebook.


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#7
Huddersfield
1,013 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
If you go on line early morning of the 7th day before you fly i.e. Just after midnight to check in you will be one of the first to select your seats after those who have paid to select a seat who can choose theirs 90 days before the return flight We always select an aisle seat each across from each other so we can get up and down whenever we like without disturbing anyone else
#8
Bristol
43 Posts
Joined Jul 2013
My experience is that they don't deliberately separate people but will allocate you seats from what is available when you check in.
So I aim to do it soon after check in opens 7 days before the flight, normally in the early morning.
I believe that at that point they allocate you seats but if you want to change the allocation you have to pay.