Passengers can reserve seats in advance on all flights operated by Emirates under the following conditions:
We endeavour to seat families with children together, and try to seat children under 13 years of age next to an accompanying adult.
Advance Seat Reservation for Economy Class Flex, Economy Class Flex Plus, Business Class and First Class fares:
Advance Seat Reservation for Economy Class Special and Economy Class Saver fares:
Voluntary seat changes are allowed free of charge on the originally booked flight. If you make voluntary changes to your travel itinerary, you will lose your Advance Seat Reservation for the modified segments.
We will do our best to provide the seats you reserve. However, we may have to move you to a different seat in case of disruption, aircraft change, or for other operational, safety or security reasons.
Advance Seat Reservation does not guarantee that you will travel in a particular seat, but that we will provide you your choice of the following seat criteria: window, aisle or middle. In case of involuntary seat changes, we attempt to re-seat you accordingly. If you are not satisfied with your replacement seat you may be eligible for a refund.
If you decided to purchase an Advance Seat Reservation, please make sure you check in no later than 90 minutes before departure as we may need to re-assign your seat to another passenger for operational reasons.
Advance Seat Reservation refund conditions are independent from ticket refund conditions. Charges are non-refundable unless they fall under the following refund eligibility criteria:
Refund applications for seats booked online and through Emirates retail and contact centres should be submitted through our refund form. Refund applications cannot be processed on board or at the airport. You have three months after the date of the last flight in your itinerary to apply for a refund.
Unless otherwise stated, we will refund the full amount (including any refundable tax) to the original form of payment used to pay for the Advance Seat Reservation charges.
Please note that Advance Seat Reservation charges will not be refunded in the following cases:
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