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Everyone’s idea of the perfect seat is different, which is why we let you choose your own. It may be free or extra, depending on your circumstances.
It's easy to do, either at the time of booking your flight or afterwards through Manage My Booking.
If you have an existing booking, follow these simple steps:
On hand baggage only fares, choosing your seat is always extra. For all other flights, if you fall into one of the following groups, choosing your seat may be free.
Whether seat selection is free or extra depends on a number of factors, including the type of ticket you purchase, your class of travel and your personal circumstances.
If you have a booking, the easiest way to check if it’s free or extra is in Manage My Booking. Follow the instructions above to choose your seat and we will tell you whether you have to pay or not.
Seats in our First cabin are always free to reserve from the time of booking.
Membership of the Executive Club, and equivalent oneworld partner frequent flyer programmes, includes seat selection at certain tiers:
Tickets with increased flexibility allow you to make certain changes to the date and time of your flight. They also include free seat selection:
You choose your flexibility when you buy your flights. If you’re not sure what type of ticket you have, you can follow the instructions above to choose your seat in Manage My Booking and we'll tell you whether you have to pay or not.
We know where you sit as a family can make a big different to your trip so we aim to make it a little easier.
When you travel with an infant (under two years) who won't be travelling in a seat of their own, you can reserve a seat for yourself and everyone in your booking, free of charge, from the time of booking. If you don't choose your seats in advance, where possible we'll reserve suitable seats for you three days before the flight.
If you are travelling with children (between two and 11 years), we'll allocate you seats five days before departure. If you can't be seated together, we'll make sure each child is seated with an adult from your group.
If you have a child travelling alone using our special Skyflyer Solo service, we will choose a suitable seat for them and look after them during the flight.
When you travel as a group we’ll allocate your seats free of charge. While we will try to seat your group together, this cannot always be guaranteed.
Unfortunately, you cannot reserve seats for the group, individuals within the group or across multiple reservations in any other way.
If you haven’t already chosen your seat, you can do so when you check in, from 24 hours before departure.
This is free except on hand baggage only fares, although your choice may be limited and a fee may still apply to exit row seats on longhaul flights.
If you are travelling on a hand baggage only fare, we’ll allocate you a seat at check-in and you can choose an alternative seat for a fee.
We offer a variety of seats and prices depending on your travel class and choice of seat.
Bulkhead seats are usually reserved for people with infants as this is where the bassinet table is positioned, so you may not be able to reserve these.
Bulkhead seats are usually reserved for people with infants as this is where the bassinet table is positioned, so you may not be able to reserve these.Choose your seat in Manage My Booking
We cannot guarantee that your seat is reserved because there may be an aircraft change for operational, safety or security reasons, even after you have boarded the aircraft. If we have to change your seat, we will do our best to seat you in a suitable alternative. See the seating changes and refunds page for details.Seating changes and refunds
If you sit near the centre of the plane, you don't feel the effects of turbulence as much.
Turbulence is quite normal during a flight, but it can leave some people feeling anxious, so choose your seat early near the centre of the plane and rest assured that you'll have a more comfortable flight.
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