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Paying For Middle Seat Free On US Airlines

Paying For Middle Seat Free On US Airlines

  1. Brad B

    I know that may airlines allow passengers to pay to keep the middle seat free when flying long haul in economy (NZ even has the SkyCouch), however I am not sure if any US airlines allow a similar thing or a way to do it? I know many people will say just fly Business but if two people are traveling it can be way cheaper to pay for a third coach seat than two business seats. Example ORD-FRA in C is ~$6000 but is ~1000 in Y so for three seats it would be $3000 vs $12,000 for business. And having three seats for two people in Y+ is much nicer than a window and middle.

    I am know that if I bought a second ticket for myself it would be rejected as two matching customers and if I just bought a throwaway ticket they could give my seat free away at the last minute and I just threw away $1000. The only way I could maybe do it is by a Passenger of Size ticket for the second seat and hope the airline doesn’t say anything that I am not a passenger of aizr. Does anyone have any ideas

  2. Hugh B

    There are no guarantees but, fewer people will sit in a middle seat at the back of the plane (no Y+.) If you have more than 100k miles, you could book 1 seat with miles.

  3. Gaurav

    I think the airlines probably have their own policies around this. Delta requires calling in:


    If you do a search you should be able to find the policies for UA and AA as well.

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