Seat selection

Do I have to pay to choose my seat on Emirates flights?

If you're travelling in First or Business Class you do not need to pay for seat selection.

If you’re travelling in Economy Class on a Flex Plus fare, you can select a regular or a preferred seat (except on A380 upper deck) through Manage a Booking at no extra charge, from the moment you purchase your ticket. You can also pay to select a Preferred Upper Deck on A380, Twin or an Extra Legroom seat.

If you’re travelling in Economy Class on a Flex fare, you can select Regular seats through Manage a Booking at no extra charge, from the moment you purchase your ticket. You can also pay to select a Preferred, Twin or an Extra Legroom seat

If you're travelling in Economy Class on a Special or Saver fare, there is a charge for seat selection. You can use the Seat Selection tool available through Manage a Booking to select, view the cost, and pay for your chosen seat.

Alternatively, you can also wait until online check-in opens 48 hours before your flight, and then select a seat of your choice for free. Please be aware that the ability to choose and reserve seats of your choice may be limited at this point. If you don’t pre-select a seat, we will allocate you one before your flight.

We automatically seat passengers with specific needs, for example people travelling with babies, in suitable seats. Read our FAQ on seat selection for customers requiring special assistance.

Seat selection charges are only applicable on Emirates operated flights. You can check if you're exempt from seat selection charges in our other FAQs in this section.

Emirates reserves the right to change seat assignment in the case of operational changes or for safety reasons.