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We are going on the xmas/new year Ventura cruise, flying out on 21st December. I thought that we would be able to book seats on the flight 12 weeks before, but the site is still saying "unavailable".


By my reckoning, it is now less than 12 weeks and I would have expected the flight seats to be available to book. Any one got any ideas when they may be released? What experience have others had recently about booking flight seats?


Two years ago they were released bang on 12 weeks (we booked at five minutes past midnight!), but not so this year.

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We're on the same cruise flying out on 20th December. It's usual I believe to be able to book seats 12 weeks prior to the cruise but I spoke to P&O and also found an email from them which states we can book our seats from 16th October.

Not sure why they've changed their policy.

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Thanks very much everyone.

I've not had an e-mail as mitcho has, but maybe it's gone to my TA instead. My TA is rubbish and so I don't expect to get anything forwarded from them!


Thanks again for the info. I'll put 16th October in my diary!

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Thought it was just me who couldn't get on for the flights. I reckon I will still keep checking every day though as last year they popped up without warning and I don't want us to end up all over the cabin! This is only my 2nd one so from others experience is there changing of seats etc available with other passengers or does everyone stick rigidly to the ones they have booked? I appreciate if you have bagged the exit seats you won't move but what about the others? Thanks



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We fly on Dec 13 and were told by the flight department that it is now exactly 9 weeks and 2 days other than if you are top tier peninsular club when it is 9 weeks and 4 days. For us this meant Monday October 7. We went on at midnight no joy. Again at 6am no joy. We went on again at 9am and could book them. It could be something to do with it being weekend why the seats were not released at midnight.



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Those people traveling on Ventura 20/21st December I'm glad there are others traveling I am subscribed on the roll call and there wasn't much posting. I know the cruise is sold out so must be more people travelling.


I had an email from P&O saying that flights will be bookable for all those other then scandinavians is 16th October.



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Glad I got the info re booking the seats. We stayed up till midnight and booked the seats we wanted. One very tired person at work this morning but it was worth it.


Me too!! Booked our seats just after midnight and was also very tired this morning - especially as I had also stayed up until 12.30am the night before as I'd got the booking date wrong!!


Glad its all booked now. Counting the weeks down now......:)

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We are going to The Caribbean on Azura on March 7th, our first time on P&O and have recently been informed that our seats can be booked on January 1st. How daft is that? It's the only day of the year I will not be on t'internet at the stroke of midnight. Are the folk who make these decisions real? When I phoned up I was told it was my choice whether I went out on New Years Eve or not. I am not impressed by their customer service one bit so far.

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