Best of all: they allow you to choose any open seat if you check in online. This means that the seats normally reserved for elite mileage plan members and bulkhead seats are up for grabs if you get there early enough, which, well, I did. Dan and I now have the frontmost economy seats in the cabin. This means no one will be reclining into my dinner and no folding my legs in weird contortions trying to sit comfortably. I am v. happy about this.
Another 48 hours and I'll be in Amsterdam! Yippee!