Please leave at least two empty seats together.

Posted on November 28, 2012

Jimmy Carr is coming to our local theatre next year, having always been a fan I thought it would be good to get a couple of tickets for me and the wife to have a night out… How wrong could I be.

Looking at Ticket Masters site there was plenty of good seats in front stalls, so we picket a couple and clicked Buy, only to be faced with the following message.

You have left a single seat

You have left one seat stranded at the end of a row or stuck between selected seats. Please leave at least two empty seats together.

We tried again, same result, we phoned ticket master, and got the same response, there were 23 groups of 3 seats available in the front stalls and they simply refused to sell them unless we took 3 seats, blaming it on the venue.

That’s not the end of the story, it isn’t simply a rant, as there is a solution…

  1. Open another browser or incognito window.
  2. Place 1 seat in you basket ( a timer will start giving you 3 mins to complete the transaction.
  3. In your main browser session, refresh the screen and you will now see the other seat has disappeared leaving a group of 2 seats available.
  4. Book em!

 

 


15 Replies to "Please leave at least two empty seats together."

  • Laoise
    December 17, 2013 (10:36 am)
    Reply

    Thank you for this!!

  • Georgina
    May 19, 2014 (8:21 pm)
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    This is brilliant! Thank you so much!

  • Kevin
    October 7, 2014 (9:38 pm)
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    Thanks so much for posting this. Really helped me out.

  • Deryck
    October 14, 2014 (1:34 pm)
    Reply

    Thank you, got my wife and I the perfect seats this way. 10/10 would do again.

  • Oliver
    November 30, 2014 (8:19 pm)
    Reply

    Great Tip Thanks!

  • Steve
    December 7, 2014 (5:30 pm)
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    Works perfectly, thanks!

  • Iris
    January 17, 2015 (10:01 am)
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    Thanks so much! Just bought two great seats for Phantom of the Opera show as a present for my Mom’s birthday 🙂

  • Maria
    July 3, 2015 (12:52 am)
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    Thank you! Worked like a charm. I jumped the gun and called the ticket office at the ballpark before I googled (silly me!), and now I have to tell them “false alarm.” 😉

  • Ronald
    September 2, 2015 (4:26 pm)
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    Genius! That worked perfectly to get 2 seats on a 3 seater row at Hollywood Bowl. Thanks so much!

  • Lewis
    September 23, 2015 (10:33 am)
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    Thanks for this, Kevin Bridges isnt an easy guy to get tickets for! 🙂

  • Scott
    September 23, 2015 (10:18 pm)
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    Just got my two tickets for Kevin Bridges using your workaround. Brilliant !!!

  • Shelby B.
    November 4, 2015 (4:31 am)
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    You. are. the. shit! My boyfriend and I were trying to get tickets to a hockey game and every time we would find tickets on a website, you would have to buy the three. This worked! We got two tickets and it was even No Fee Tuesday so we got out of the service fees too! 🙂 Thanks for this. You are brilliant!

  • Mike D
    November 12, 2015 (9:39 pm)
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    Simple brilliance

  • Adam W
    December 6, 2016 (6:42 pm)
    Reply

    Thank You 😀

  • Jon
    December 6, 2016 (7:17 pm)
    Reply

    You can also use this trick to get better positioned seats when the ticketing site pre-selects seats for you. Simply place seats into the basket in other browser sessions until you have the desired seat positions.


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