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I agree completely... I prefer an assigned airplane seat and am willing to pay a little extra for it.  I should take advantage more of the savings that AARP offers - I will look for more in the future.

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That's interesting.

 

A lot of airlines now have a low price that does not include "reserved" or assigned seats. Instead, you line up, get on the aircraft and find an empty seat(!). This is how Southwest Airlines has operated for years and it's beloved by business travelers.

 

Personally, I want a reserved seat. So I will pay extra for that. I'll even pay extra for "upgraded economy" fares with seats with extra legroom.

 

For traveling I shop around a lot, and I don't typically even think of looking for any AARP discount (maybe for a hotel) ... 'cause I don't think that any AARP discount will be better than any deals I might find elsewhere on my own. So I don't even spend any time looking for/at AARP discounts.

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AARP advertizes a discount with British Airways.  I go to book the flight to find out seats are not included in the purchase.  So guess what?  I have to pay for those seats.  The discount is $60 but to reserve the seats, that's the price.  So the net is, there is no deal.  Just bate and switch. FYI

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