My husband and I booked flights on the United web site from Dulles Airport/Washington, DC to Turin, Italy traveling Sept 20 to October 2nd. My husband used his United Mileage Plus points to pay for his ticket. I booked the exact same flights through the United web site and paid with my VISA. The first, and longest leg of the flight, is operated by Lufthansa. After making the reservations my husband was able to change seats and pay for extra leg room on the Lufthansa web site using his Lufthansa confirmation number. My reservation would not allow me to select seats until 23 hours before check in. I called United and Lufthansa and learned that my reservation is a "code share" which does not allow seat selection until 23 hours before check in and that my husband's reservation was a "pure Lufthansa" reservation which does allow seat selection. The only difference between my husband's reservation and mine is that he used miles from his United Plus credit card and I paid for my ticket with a VISA. There was no way of knowing that this would be the case until well after I paid for my ticket. I just want to have the same opportunity to select my seat, and pay extra for more leg room, so that my husband and I can sit together on this very long, red-eye flight. I think it is very unfair that I paid for my ticket with money but I have less options than someone who paid with points.