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I haven't flown in a number of years, but recently booked a flight with Porter Airlines from Sault Ste. Marie to Toronto for my daughter. I pay for the flight and she books in, and is charged an extra $27.00 for the seat upon check in. WTF? If you pay for a flight and don't pay the seat fee, are you expected to stand?
This was not a baggage fee (which is another rip off), but for her seat.
Do all the airlines do this or just Porter?
FYI - while the flight was okay, it wasn't cheap, the plane was late and Billy Bishop Airport is a pain to get to, and cost me $24.00 to park for 1.5 hours.
 

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Paying for a seat assignment is not unique to Porter.

I’ve been asked for a few bucks extra from Westjet a few times.

I don’t get why, but the flights were still cheaper than the other airlines for those particular flights.

The airlines get away with muder.

Oversold flight situations happen every day. If I did that I’d be investigated by the DOJ.
 

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$24 to park an hour and a half is toronto. I hate it too.
 

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Just consider the seat choice fee or checked bag fee as 'no-bump insurance'. People who get bumped are the last ones to check in and do not have checked baggage.
Still sucks though, as does the whole thing about 'bumping' being S.O.P.
 

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You should rip the seat out and take it with you when you get off. "Hey, I paid for the fricken thing. It's mine now."
 
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