Do seats re-appear if someone cancels?
I booked 2 biz class tickets to FCO from LAX. I booked via Delta but the flights are on Air France. I check all my flights every day to avoid just this situation: my seats disappeared. It seems that Delta's computer failed to advise Air France's computer that I was holding these tickets and AF assigned my seats away. The Delta website showed I had my requested seats but when I checked AF (I was looking for unrelated reasons as I have never even thought to confirm that the partner airline had the same seats assigned as Delta) I was "unassigned" ln all 4 of my flights.
There are no longer 2 seats together in the Biz cabin. Delta is no help I "booked a ticket not a particular seat...". OK, I get that, it sucks but I get it. My question: the flight is not for another 30 days, is it possible that in the event someone cancels would their seat show up as available on the website? Should I bother to keep checking to see if better seats open up or just accept my fate, lesson learned and move on?