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Airline Rules: Understanding the Not-So-Fine Print

Airline Rules: If Your Seat Assignment Changes

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If Your Seat Assignment Changes…

You’re out of luck. Airline-ticket contracts do not guarantee a specific seat. So if there’s a last-minute change of aircraft, you may be moved to a dreaded middle seat despite having a confirmed aisle or window assignment. In the airlines' defense, this happens rarely, and usually only when there is a change of aircraft or some other unexpected occurence.

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