A curiosity question –
On 9/19 my wife and I flew back from LHR to PHL on AWE 729. The shcedule (and even the Flight Tracker site) show an A 332 but they actually subbed a 767 that day. We had 2 assigned seats on the original flight together (something like 19G and H) but on the 767 we had something like 19F and 20E.
I’m just curious, don’t the airlines have smart enough computers (and people) to figure out that two people traveling on the same itinerary with the same last name want to stay together? We ended up taking 2 seats together in the middle (something like 20 D and E) since the staff at LHR didn’t seem to care.
The ironic part is that the two people in the window aisle seat numbers we had originally selected were unrelated and not traveling together.