When travelling on a Special or Saver fare in Economy Class, you can select your seat for free when online check-in opens.*
If you prefer more choice, you can use our Advance Seat Reservation tool to select your seat just after you buy your ticket using Manage a booking.
If you're travelling in First Class or Business Class – or in Economy Class on a Flex or Flex Plus fare – you can select seats through Manage a booking at no extra charge, from the moment you purchase your ticket.
If you’re an Emirates Skywards or Qantas Frequent Flyer, Gold or Platinum member, you and everyone in your booking will be exempt from Advance Seat Reservation charges. And if you’re an Emirates Skywards or Qantas* Silver member, you will personally be exempt from Advance Seat Reservation charges. For all new seat bookings made on or after 1 February 2017, Qantas Silver members will be exempted from Advance Seat Reservation charges for Emirates operated flights. Any accompanying passenger travelling with a Qantas Silver member will still have to pay to reserve their seats before online check-in. This applies to all fares where Advance Seat Reservation charges apply. Customers who selected their seat before 1 February 2017 will not be eligible for a refund of any Advance Seat Reservation charge paid, except where otherwise permitted in the Advance Seat Reservation terms and conditions.
We’ll also automatically allocate you a seat free of charge if you have specific needs, for example if you’re travelling with a baby. You can learn more by reading our FAQs.
You’ll only pay for Advance Seat Reservation to select your seat in advance when you’re travelling:
If there is more than one flight in your itinerary and you want to reserve seats for your entire journey, you’ll need to pay for Advance Seat Reservation for each leg. For example, on Mumbai (BOM) – New York (JFK), you’d need to pay for Advance Seat Reservation on the short haul from Mumbai (BOM) – Dubai (DXB) and also on the long haul from Dubai (DXB) – New York (JFK). All charges are outlined in the table on this page.
Please read the terms and conditions for more information.
For children aged between two and 11 years who are travelling with at least one adult, there will be a 50% discount on Advance Seat Reservation charges.
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