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Egyptair age restriction for Y exit row
Many of us are well aware of the restrictions for children sitting in an exit row seat. I have the opposite scenario – I am over 60 and able-bodied but the MS seat map indicates that the exit row is “not applicable” for passengers over 60.
I posted this on a less popular forum on Flyertalk and I will be unlikely to get a response since it seems the vast majority of Flyertalkers are much younger and would have no knowledge of my problem. The readers on Lucky’s forum are also much younger than I, so this is long shot question.
Does anyone know if this age restriction is a hard and fast rule? is it enforced? Perhaps staff will look at me and recognize I would be able to follow instructions and open the exit door without problem? I recall from one of Lucky’s earlier posts” “$10 goes a long way” but I am reluctant to go down that path (maybe).
My biggest concern would be getting removed from the exit row on day of travel and getting stuck in a middle seat for my two flights of ~8 hours of flying.
Well, Egypt is definitely a “$10 goes a long way” type of place.
I flew EgyptAir earlier this month, and don’t remember them saying anything specific. My guess is it’s one of those policies they can point to if they need to, but if you give them no reason to… it will be ignored.
I’ve know that some foreign carriers enforce this upper age restriction. Since they have your passport information I’m sure they don’t have to guess. I’ve seen people denied those ER seats (on other carriers, not Egypt Air specifically) prior to boarding but never removed after boarding. Why don’t you call and ask? I’d rather find other options prior to the flight than to be left stranded in a middle seat in row 56 on flight day.