British Airways Silver & Gold members + Oneworld Emeralds have been able to select seats in advance without having to pay seat selection fee. This has applied to non-Hand Baggage Only fares.
It was noted on Flyertalk (access here) over the weekend that British Airways no longer allows this, but has blocked all the exit row seats up to 72 hours before departure. This applies to all short-haul flights. [click to continue…]