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Important notice

It’s still possible to choose your seat on selected flights. However, due to current circumstances and for operational reasons we may need to change your seat before departure or on board. If this happens and you have paid to select your seat, you will be eligible for a refund in line with our terms and conditions.

Fly in your favourite seat

Settle into a seat that’s right for you when you join us on board. Choose where you want to sit before you fly and relax in your favourite spot, whether it’s a seat on the aisle, extra legroom, or a seat with a window view.

Book your seat with your flight, or later through Manage Your Booking or on the Emirates App. You can also select a seat when you check in online.

Not sure where to pick? Get a feel for where you want to sit by exploring our seating charts and immersive 3D seat maps.

Economy Class seat selection

There are a few seating options when you fly in Economy Class. Have a look at the different types of Economy Class seats so you can 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 to disembark by choosing a preferred seat 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 aircraft.

Extra Legroom: Enjoy more space to stretch out in our extra legroom seats on the exit row*.

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

*These seats are allocated according to safety requirements.

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 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 type of fare you booked or your Emirates Skywards membership tier.

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

Fare typeRegularPreferredTwinExtra Legroom
Economy SpecialPaidPaidPaidNot available
Economy SaverPaidPaidPaidPaid
Economy FlexComplimentaryPaidPaidPaid
Economy Flex PlusComplimentaryComplimentaryPaidPaid

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

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 Legroom
Platinum (accompanying passengers):ComplimentaryComplimentaryComplimentaryPaid
Gold (and accompanying passengers):ComplimentaryComplimentaryPaidPaid
Silver (accompanying passengers):PaidPaidPaidPaid

Qantas Frequent Flyer members

Qantas Frequent Flyer tierRegularPreferredTwinExtra Legroom
Chairman's Lounge member (and accompanying passengers):ComplimentaryComplimentaryComplimentaryPaid
Gold, Platinum and Platinum One (and accompanying passengers):ComplimentaryComplimentaryPaidPaid
Silver (accompanying passengers):PaidPaidPaidPaid
Bronze (and accompanying passengers):PaidPaidPaidPaid

*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.