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Seat Allocation, Check c if it is your experience

Posted: 26 May 2017, 05:46
by ragcycler
Basic Row Order:
33, 20, 19, 22, 15, 24, 12, 26, 10, 28, 8, 30, 18, 21, 14, 23, 11, 25, 9, 27, 29, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 17, 16, 31, 32

However it had a few caveats.
(a) If you booked a middle seat and are one the party the other two seats beside you will go right to the top of the queue.
(b) If you book two seats in a single row the remaining seat in your block of three would be put at the top of the queue

When Ryanair originally started assigned seating, (a) and (b) did not apply, however because people were being separated these caveats were put in place to make it less likely that children and parents would be separated. Therefore seats with no free seat next to them are always allocated first for solo travelers.

So therefore the true priority for solo travelers was

Single seats in 33, 20, 19, 22, 15, 24, 12, 26, 10, 28, 8, 30, 18, 21, 14, 23, 11, 25, 9, 27, 29, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 17, 16, 31, 32

THEN

If there is no single seats, any seat in 33, 20, 19, 22, 15, 24, 12, 26, 10, 28, 8, 30, 18, 21, 14, 23, 11, 25, 9, 27, 29, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 17, 16, 31, 32

Therefore your very best way of checking in to get seats next to you used to be 32C and 32D.

I was told this by Cabin Crew!

Unfortunately it is certainly different now, because when checking the seat-map I'm seeing 31 and 32 gone a lot with the majority number of premium seats at the front of the plane not filled where previously 31 and 32 you could bet on always being there.

By the way, caveats (a) and (b) still apply to this day, it's just the order of the rows that has changed.

Re: Seat Allocation, Check c if it is your experience

Posted: 26 May 2017, 13:33
by Ryanairmadrid
Hello.
Thank's a lot for the contribution about Seating Allocation you have made!
Also if you have two separate bookings, the best way to be seated together is to check-in just after the other.

Re: Seat Allocation, Check c if it is your experience

Posted: 27 May 2017, 13:01
by ragcycler
Big discussion on PPRUNE about FR having rejigged the seating algorithm , making it more difficult for non-reserving passengers to sit together. Won't be flying anytime soon, so can't verify.

Re: Seat Allocation, Check c if it is your experience

Posted: 27 May 2017, 13:33
by RyanairBristol
Thanks for that,
I have always wondered how the seating was organised.

Re: Seat Allocation, Check c if it is your experience

Posted: 31 May 2017, 07:29
by ragcycler
Topic of FR seating is topic onBBC R4 Consumer Programe
Quote:
BBC Radio 4 "You and yours" Are Ryan Air sitting family and friends rows apart if they don't pay to reserve seat
today at 12.15 British Summer Time

Re: Seat Allocation, Check c if it is your experience

Posted: 31 May 2017, 14:51
by RyanairBristol
Thanks, I will try and listen to that later.