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Emirates seat selection

EMIRATES SEAT SELECTION

Experience more choice

You can choose your seat just after you buy your ticket with our Seat Selection tool via Manage your booking, through The Emirates App or in Emirates offices.

If you’re flying in Economy Class, you can pay to select a seat in advance or enjoy complimentary seat selection when online check-in opens 48 hours before your flight. 

If you’re flying in Business Class or First Class, you’ll enjoy complimentary seat selection anytime.

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Advance seat selection

You’ll only pay seat selection charges on an Emirates operated flight before check-in:

  • for any seat when traveling on a Special or Saver fare
  • for a Preferred, Twin or an Extra Leg-room seat when traveling on a Flex fare
  • for a Preferred seat on the A380 upper deck, and for a Twin or an Extra Legroom seat when traveling on a Flex Plus fare*

Please read our FAQs for more information.

Read our terms and conditions for all seats purchased before 20 August 2017.

Read our terms and conditions for all seats purchased on or after 20 August 2017.

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Seat types

With the Emirates Seat Selection tool you can choose a seat based on your preferences, whether you prefer to be seated at the front or back of the plane, enjoy extra legroom, a great view from the window seat, or access from the aisle seat to get up and move around.

You can also choose a seat for free at check-in, up to 48 hours before your flight.

Choose from one of our Extra Value seats or a regular seat during seat selection:

Regular 
Our regular seat is the standard seat in Economy Class designed for ultimate comfort.

Preferred
A seat closer to the front of the plane allowing you to disembark the plane quickly.

Twin
A seat in a row of two. On our Boeing 777s, these seats are at the front and back. On our A380s, our twin seats are on the upper deck and usually closer to the lavatories.

Extra Legroom
An exit row seat so you can enjoy extra legroom. These seats may also be closer to the lavatories or galley on some aircraft. Note that you’ll need to comply with the safety requirements.

Extra Legroom seats are available for sale up to six hours before flight departure.

Upper deck 
The upper level of an A380 aircraft. Enjoy more cabin and storage space on the upper deck of our A380.

Lower deck 
The lower level of an A380 aircraft.

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Seat fees

Check the table below for our Extra Value seat fees. For a limited time, save when booking a Regular seat before 31 December 2018. Seat prices vary according to season, route and destination.

Seat type Fees in NZD
Regular 15 - 30*
Preferred 35 - 140
Twin 40 - 200
Exit Row 75 - 295

*This is a promotional fee and the original fees will be applicable once the promotion is over on the 31 December 2018. The offer is only valid for tickets originating and purchased in New Zealand and issued in New Zealand Dollars. Customers who previously purchased seats are not eligible for refunds.

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For loyalty programme members

As an Emirates Skywards or Qantas Frequent Flyer member you’ll enjoy additional seat selection benefits. Depending on your tier, you and other passengers in your booking may be able to choose your seat for free. 

Check the tables below to see your seat selection eligibility.

Emirates Skywards tier** Regular Preferred Twin Extra Legroom
Platinum Free Free Free Free*
Platinum (accompanying passengers) Free Free Free Paid
Gold Free Free Paid Paid
Gold (accompanying passengers) Free Free Paid Paid
Silver Free Paid Paid Paid
Silver (accompanying passengers) Paid Paid Paid Paid
Blue Paid Paid Paid Paid
Blue (accompanying passengers) Paid Paid Paid Paid

**Seat Selection benefits are based on tier and also apply to Skywards Skysurfers.

As an Emirates Skywards member, Skywards Skysurfer or a Qantas Frequent Flyer, you’ll enjoy additional seat selection benefits. Depending on your tier, you and other passengers in your booking may be able to choose your seat for free. 


Qantas Frequent Flyer tier Regular Preferred Twin Extra Legroom
Chairmans Lounge Free Free Free Paid
Chairmans Lounge (accompanying passengers) Free Free Free Paid
Gold, Platinum and Platinum One Free Free Paid Paid
Gold, Platinum and Platinum One (accompanying passengers) Free Free Paid Paid
Silver Free Paid Paid Paid
Silver (accompanying passengers) Paid Paid Paid Paid
Bronze Paid Paid Paid Paid
Bronze (accompanying passengers) Paid Paid Paid Paid

For all new seat bookings made on or after 1 February 2017, Qantas Silver members will be exempted from Seat Selection charges for Emirates operated flights. Any accompanying passenger(s) travelling with a Qantas Silver member will still have to pay to select their seats before online check-in. This applies to all fares where Seat Selection charges apply. Customers who selected their seat before 1 February 2017 will not be eligible for a refund of any Seat Selection charge paid, except where otherwise permitted in the Seat Selection terms and conditions.

For group bookings, seat selection benefits will apply only to Emirates Skywards members and not to accompanying passengers.

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Exemptions

If you’re flying in Business Class or First Class, seat selection charges do not apply. 

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. Learn more by reading our FAQs.

Emirates Skywards Exemptions

*If you’re a Platinum member, seat selection is complimentary on Extra Legroom seats when travelling on a Flex Plus fare.