I’m late to this convo, but whatever. Some very easy fixes for this that don’t include being selfish: 1. Check in at the same time. 2. Pay for early checkin for your spouse. also, you are not guaranteed to sit next to your family on any other flight either. Your failure to properly plan your trip does not mean that other people should pay for it, which is what the seat “reserving” does. But, that is our world today, a bunch of selfish people that think they are the most important people in the world.
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