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Pre-booked seats

Derbyshire, United...
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Pre-booked seats

Flying out to Kalamata this August with Thomas Cook.

Do people Pre-book their seats?

It's the first year we haven't, refuse to pay the extra £80.

Were a family of four (2 older children) just wondered if people who don't pre book managed to get seats together.


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1. Re: Pre-booked seats

We have never pre-booked our seats but always manage to sit together, but i must say we do get to the airport early to check in as soon as the desk opens.

Edited: 07 June 2018, 17:30
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2. Re: Pre-booked seats

We fly out on 5th August from Gatwick,I haven't booked seats but intend to check in the night before as we are staying in a hotel opposite. Will be interesting to see if we get seats together.

Just come back from Kefalonia & we didn't book seats but ended up next to each other. Maybe different in August as probably busier.

Looking forward to our 1st visit.

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3. Re: Pre-booked seats

not a chance would we ever pay £80 to sit together, we'd rather sit apart for a few hours than pay them that rip-off fee. we've always been placed together anyway so far, so id recommend taking your chances :-)

Merseyside, United...
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4. Re: Pre-booked seats

We tend to take up the TC 3for 2 offer - meal, 20kg luggage and choose your seat. Always been happy with this, but of course, the bigger the party, the bigger the expense!

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5. Re: Pre-booked seats

Agree with dwj52, on the 3 for 2 deal, hate paying for extras though. Unfortunately there's not much choice on this route. If I didn't have to pay for luggage I wouldn't opt for seats

Bolton, United...
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6. Re: Pre-booked seats

Book on line everything easier. This side, and kalamata

Coventry, England...
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7. Re: Pre-booked seats

We check in online 24 hours before flight, so can pick seats. No extra charge each way

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8. Re: Pre-booked seats

First time to Stoupa this summer so can't comment for Kalamata, but refuse point blank to pay a fortune for seats together. We are a family of 4 (2 kids under 12) and never had an issue not being together for other flights with TC over the years.

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9. Re: Pre-booked seats

I do always pay to choose my own seats usually on the3 for 2 as I always want extra weight for luggage. I started to do this when one year on a flight with Thomson they split 4 of us up to different areas of the plane. Through various disabilities we needed to be together but it fell on deaf ears. I have seen famiiies with children split to different areas of the plane. If you are willing to be split then no problems but if I were flying with my children/ grandchildren I would definately want them with me. Some like you say are lucky and get put together but theres never any guarantee.

Derbyshire, United...
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10. Re: Pre-booked seats

Thanks for the replies.

Thanks Beryl S I wasn't aware if you checked in the night before you could choose seats so I'll have a look into that.

Our children are older now so not too much of an issue but obviously we'd prefer to all be sat together.

Thanks again

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