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Important notice

It’s still possible to choose your seat on selected flights. However, due to current circumstances or other operational reasons, we may need to change your seat choice before departure or on the flight. If this happens and you have already paid for your seat selection, we will refund you in line with our terms and conditions.

Fly in your favourite seat

Settle into a seat that’s right for you on board, and choose where you want to sit before you fly. Whether it’s a seat on the aisle, extra legroom, or a window view, you can book your favourite spot at the same time as your flight or later through Manage Your Booking. You can also select a seat when you check in online, or on the Emirates App.

Not sure where to sit? Explore our immersive 3D seat map and seating charts to find your perfect spot.

Economy Class seat selection

There are a few different seating options to choose from in Economy Class. Take a look and find the right one for you.


Regular seat: Relax in one of our regular seats designed for ultimate comfort, whether it’s by the window, in the middle, or on the aisle.


Preferred seat: Be one of the first passengers to disembark when you choose a preferred seat, located at the front of the plane or on the upper deck of some of our A380 flights.


Twin seat: Sit in a row of two with just a window and an aisle seat. These are at the back of our Boeing 777 flights and on the upper deck of some of our A380 aircrafts.


Extra Legroom: Enjoy more space, and stretch out in style on an extra legroom seat by the exit row*.


Empty Seats: For extra privacy and assurance of more space while still flying in Economy Class.**


Check our seat maps to see our First Class and Business Class seat choices.



*These seats are allocated according to safety requirements.

**Available for purchase at select airports only, at the check-in counter prior to flight departure.

First Class and Business Class seat selection

It’s free to choose your seats in First Class, and when you fly on a Business Class Saver, Flex, or Flex Plus fare.


If you are travelling on a Business Special fare you can select a complimentary seat when check-in opens 48 hours before you fly.

Seat selection fees

We’ll automatically allocate you a seat selection free of charge if you have specific needs, for example if you’re travelling with an infant or if you have medical requirements.

In Economy Class, it may be free to choose your seat in advance, or there could be an extra charge depending on the fare type or your Emirates Skywards membership tier.

Book ahead to secure your favourite spot, or select a Regular, Preferred or Twin seat for free when online check-in opens 48 hours before your flight.


Fare typeRegularPreferredTwinExtra LegroomEmpty Seats
Economy SpecialPaidPaidPaidNot availablePaid
Economy SaverPaidPaidPaidPaidPaid
Economy FlexComplimentaryPaidPaidPaidPaid
Economy Flex PlusComplimentaryComplimentaryPaidPaidPaid

These are the indicative prices ranges for Economy Class seat selection. The seat selection fees vary according to the season, route, and destination.


Seat typeFees in USD
RegularBetween 15 and 35
PreferredBetween 25 and 80
TwinBetween 35 and 135
Extra LegroomBetween 55 and 205
Empty Seats (for each additional seat, up to a maximum of 3)Between 55 and 165

Children (aged 2-12 years) travelling with adults are entitled to a 50% discount on regular and preferred seats.

Seat selection for Emirates Skywards members

Enjoy more benefits as a member of our Emirates Skywards and Skysurfers loyalty programmes or as a Qantas Frequent Flyer.

Emirates Skywards Members

Emirates Skywards tierRegularPreferredTwinExtra LegroomEmpty Seats
Platinum:ComplimentaryComplimentaryComplimentaryComplimentaryPaid
Platinum (accompanying passengers):ComplimentaryComplimentaryComplimentaryPaidPaid
Gold (and accompanying passengers):ComplimentaryComplimentaryPaidPaidPaid
Silver:ComplimentaryPaidPaidPaidPaid
Silver (accompanying passengers):PaidPaidPaidPaidPaid
Blue:PaidPaidPaidPaidPaid

Qantas Frequent Flyer members


Qantas Frequent Flyer tierRegularPreferredTwinExtra LegroomEmpty Seats
Chairman's Lounge member (and accompanying passengers):ComplimentaryComplimentaryComplimentaryPaidPaid
Gold, Platinum and Platinum One (and accompanying passengers):ComplimentaryComplimentaryPaidPaidPaid
Silver:ComplimentaryPaidPaidPaidPaid
Silver (accompanying passengers):PaidPaidPaidPaidPaid
Bronze (and accompanying passengers):PaidPaidPaidPaidPaid

*For group bookings, seat selection benefits will only apply to the Skywards member.

Terms and Conditions

Seat Selection FAQs

Frequently asked questions

If you still have questions for seat selection, visit the Booking with Emirates FAQs page​​​​​​​ or read all FAQs.