Posted November 15th, 2017, 08:29 AM
I have just booked my seats on flight,fly cruise on britannia in February.I could not book premium as all seats were blocked,not booked just blocked ? this my first time with P&O and I cannot understand why you have to pay for two seats together in economy class.I have flown with Emirates,Thomas Cooke,Cathay Pacific, BA for cruises and never had to pay to sit together,unless I wanted an upgrade.Hypothetical question is,what would happen on a fly cruise flight if everybody turned up at the airport and no one had paid to pre book a seat,once all economy seats were allocated only premium would be left,surely they could not ask you to pay,you have booked a flight so they must provide a seat.Have a nice day.
I presume when you say 'premium' seats, you are referring to 'extra leg room / exit' seats in economy class? When you book a fly/cruise with P&O, you book your flight class at the same time (i.e. economy or premium). You cannot upgrade from economy to premium without contacting your Point of Sale and paying for the upgrade at that time (normally £150 per traveller, each way; return flight for 2 would be an extra £600 in total). Even if you were to do this, you would still have to pay to guarantee
2 seats together, regardless of class of travel. Or you could wait until check-in and see if 2 seats were available, gratis (this applies to both premium and economy).
Incidentally, most of the main scheduled carriers that you mention now charge for booking specific seats, unless you travel First Class when your seat is allocated when booking the flight in the first instance.