I'm quite cross at the way mr inky hae been treated by a long-haul carrier today. It's not the first time but certainly the most blatant and I'm posting this as a warning to other tessers planning to travel together. We booked a return flight together, with adjacent seats reserved. That was part of the deal. All was fine on the flight out but, this morning, when we arrived tonad over our luggage, ther woman behind the counter took ages and spent a lot of time looking at our passports. When she handed us our boarding cards, we saw that we had been seated ten rows apart. Mr inky said that we had seats reserved together so ther must have been a mistake. The woman replied that the 'flight was very full' and this was her sole attempt at an explanation. Mr inky - not one to be easily intimidated - repeated that our adjacent seats were reserved. The flight was very full, came the reply. We pointed at the nearby supervisor and told her what had happened. 'Give them their seats' she said, and we got the two seats [same numbers as on the way out] immediately. I'm really cross about this. The person who took it upon herself to separate us had no reason to do so other than that we have different surnames. She expected us to submit meekly to such treatment, even though it would have meant being apart and without an aisle seat for a twelve hour flight. The fact that our original seats were so quickly restored to us when we made a fuss indicates that there is some sort of company policy at play here. U'm going to complain to the company. So, be careful. Book together [you can't really complain if you book sperately] andreserve adjacent seats. If this isn't possible - and it isn't always - make dman sure the company know that you are together and expect to be seated together.