—I just found the site for this. It looks interesting, but I already have signed up to be notified via text if anything about my flight changes, and that has worked well for me in the past…If they notify me that my flight has changed planes or something, I will either go online or call to check about seating.
It is frustrating to arrive and find you have been moved. This happened to us on a leg of our flight back from Hawaii…we were booked into First Class, but they changed planes and the configuration of the plane made First smaller. They apparently made an announcement but we were in the UAL Lounge and they didn’t make the announcement there. They put us separate in economy plus, and we had to fight for the refund later.
I have discussed the fact about splitting up families with young children here ago—but it’s been a while.
It used to be that the airlines would ask people to change seats to accommodate a parent and child sitting next to us. (I’m talking 30 years ago) My husband and I even gave up good seats once so that we could “get off the ground”—they told us it was a rule due to safety that a parent must be seated with a child. Years later, they messed up our seats coming back from WDW, and seated my 7 year old in between two business men…neither of which wanted to move. They asked for volunteers to give up a seat so I could sit with her, but no go. They told me then that there was nothing they could do—no rule existed. So I sat about 10 rows back from my 7 year old----and felt sorry for the men that had to listen to her talk the whole way about her WDW trip!!! They ended up being very nice to her—opening her milk carton etc. But it was frustrating.