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 favorite spot, whether it’s a seat on the aisle, extra legroom, or a seat with a window view.
Not sure where to pick? Get a feel for where you want to sit by exploring our seating charts and immersive 3D seat maps.
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.
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 traveling on a Business Special fare you can select a complimentary seat when check-in opens 48 hours before you fly.
We’ll automatically allocate you an appropriate seat free of charge if you have specific needs, for example if you’re traveling 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 favorite spot, or you can select your seat for free when online check-in opens 48 hours before your flight.
|Fare type||Regular||Preferred||Twin||Extra Legroom|
|Economy Special||Paid||Paid||Paid||Not available|
|Economy Flex Plus||Complimentary||Complimentary||Paid||Paid|
These are the indicative prices ranges for Economy Class seat selection. The seat selection fees vary according to the season, route, and destination.
|Seat type||Fees in USD|
Enjoy more benefits as a member of our Emirates Skywards and Skysurfers loyalty programs or as a Qantas Frequent Flyer.
|Emirates Skywards tier||Regular||Preferred||Twin||Extra Legroom|
|Platinum (accompanying passengers):||Complimentary||Complimentary||Complimentary||Paid|
|Gold (and accompanying passengers):||Complimentary||Complimentary||Paid||Paid|
|Silver (accompanying passengers):||Paid||Paid||Paid||Paid|
|Qantas Frequent Flyer tier||Regular||Preferred||Twin||Extra Legroom|
|Chairman's Lounge member (and accompanying passengers):||Complimentary||Complimentary||Complimentary||Paid|
|Gold, Platinum and Platinum One (and accompanying passengers):||Complimentary||Complimentary||Paid||Paid|
|Silver (accompanying passengers):||Paid||Paid||Paid||Paid|
|Bronze (and accompanying passengers):||Paid||Paid||Paid||Paid|
Read more about our seat selection terms and conditions.
Seat Selection FAQs
To qualify for an Extra Legroom seat you must meet the following safety criteria:
Extra Legroom seats may be reassigned without refund before or during the journey if customers do not meet any of the safety criteria.
Extra Legroom terms and conditions must be expressly accepted at the time of purchase.
Customers traveling on Economy Special tickets who are not Emirates Skywards members are not eligible to select Extra Legroom seats.
Some exit row seats ending in A or K may not be located next to a window due to placement of the emergency exit door, and leg space might be partially restricted. Additionally, armrests cannot be raised on Extra Legroom seats.
We’ll do our best to provide the seats you reserve. However, we may have to move you to a different seat due to disruption, aircraft change, or for operational, safety, or security reasons. Seat reservations are subject to change until flight departure. Therefore, refund requests can only be submitted after your flight departs.
In case of involuntary changes to your seat due to operational, safety, or security reasons, you are eligible for a refund only in the following cases:
Refunds will include the total amount paid for seat selection minus taxes (where taxes are not refundable). For flights already taken, the refund will be based on your last selected seat before the involuntary changes.
Customers are not eligible for seat selection refunds if:
Seat selection refunds for compassionate reasons follow ticket rules on compassionate refunds.
If you selected and paid for your seat, you can change to another seat of equal value for free or choose a higher value seat by paying the difference. If you changed to a higher value seat and were charged the full amount, our team will automatically refund the difference.
If you’ve made changes to your flight number or flight date, but are traveling on the original sector, you can choose new seats of equal value for free. However, we will not be able to offer a refund if you’ve made changes to your sector, if seats of the same value aren’t available, or if seat selection isn’t available on your new flight.
To change your seat, please go to Manage a Booking.
As part of our Emirates family-friendly policy, customers traveling with infants in the same booking (PNR) are exempted from seat selection charges for all regular seats, bassinets, and adjacent seats on bulkhead rows, even if these seats are in a preferred area. Customers opting for other Preferred and Twin seats before online check-in will be subject to seat selection charges.
We will always aim to seat families with children together. If children traveling with adults wish to select seats before online check-in opens, they are entitled to a 50% discount on fees for regular and preferred seats. Twin seats are not subject to a child discount and Extra Legroom seats can’t be selected by children due to safety regulations. We will do our best to ensure children traveling alone are seated comfortably during their flight. You don’t need to pay for seat selection for Unaccompanied Minors; Emirates will assign suitable seats free of charge.
Suitable seats will be assigned free of charge to customers and their accompanying passengers, where applicable. This includes:
Please contact the Emirates Contact Center to book a suitable seat. Alternatively, we will automatically assign you a suitable seat before departure.