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Reserve your seat for free during check-in
Once check-in opens, from 24 hours before departure, everybody can choose their seat for free, although your choice may be limited.
Choose your seat in advance for more choice
Whether you want extra legroom or to sit together as a group, you can reserve your seat in advance. It's easy to do, either at the time of booking your flight or afterwards by using Manage My Booking. When you make your seat choice online, we will tell you whether you have to pay or not.
You can pay for seating if you are travelling on any flight operated by British Airways, BA CityFlyer, our franchise partner airlines or a British Airways flight operated by American Airlines.
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A flexible ticket means you can change your flights at any time before departure free of charge, and you can also choose your seat for free as soon as you've booked.
How to find flexible ticket information
Go to Manage My Booking
A Semi-flex ticket means you can change your flight on the day you're travelling to a different flight on the same day, free of charge. You can also choose your seat 48 hours before departure.
These Semi-flex tickets are available on UK Domestic or European flights.
When you travel with an infant (under 2 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, as soon as you've made your booking.
If you don't choose a seat in advance, we'll reserve a suitable one for you 5 days before the flight.
We want to make sure we give you the care that you need, so please let us know when you have a disability and you need assistance.
Please call us to discuss your needs and we will help you reserve a suitable seat, for free.
Find out about disability assistance
We have a special Skyflyer's Solo service so that we can take care of your child when they travel on their own.
There is a charge for this service and as part of that, we'll make sure your child has a suitable seat.
Please call us to book the Skyflyer's Solo service and we'll take care of everything for you.
What is the Skyflyers Solo service?
When you travel as a large group, we'll make sure that you can stay together on board as well, so we'll reserve seats for the whole group for free.
Unfortunately, you cannot reserve seats for the group or individuals within the group in any other way.
Choose seats for the whole family so that you can be sure you're seated together.
You may be able to reserve seats for free if you have an infant in your booking, otherwise there will be a charge.
If you decide not to reserve your seats in advance, we'll do it for you 5 days before departure. If you can't be seated together, we'll make sure each child is seated with an adult from your group.
Exit row seats offer more legroom as there are no seats directly in front of them, and they are available on longer international flights from £50/€60/$75 each. You will have to meet certain safety requirements, and be an able-bodied adult to be allowed to sit in an exit row seat.
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Choose your seat using Manage My Booking
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.
How to make a change or get a refund
Maybe you prefer to sit next to just your travel companion, so choose a twin seat from £30/€36/$45 each, available on longer international flights, in economy at the back of the plane.
Whether you want to make sure you sit together, or get a window or aisle seat, standard seat prices start from £8/€10/$12 each on UK Domestic and European flights, and £25/€30/$38 each on longer international flights, so it's worth taking a look.
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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