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Request seat assignments, special meals and any other special services you require with your first call to the airline to book a reservation. If they cannot assign seats at that time, ask if you can 'request' an aisle or window seat instead. Your chances of getting what you want are greater if you submit a request before you get to the airport. Other special requests often MUST be made in advance and you may not be told this by the ticketing agent, so ask about these, too, when first booking your flights.