Just booked a flight with Swiss & Lufthansa (multi-leg flight) and could not believe that both airlines are now asking for additional payment (£25-£32 )to pre-select the seats.
They used to block and sell the seats with extra legroom (which is where it all started from) and to be fair I couldn't see any problem with this.
But, most other seats were left to be selected. However, now they have started charging for it.
I looked at a Austrian and Virgin Atlantic and they also have introduced this charge.
I will be travelling with family and now fear that airlines will try and make life difficult for families travelling with children so that they learn a lesson and cough up the money next time onwards.