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EMIRATES SEAT SELECTION

Experience more choice

You can choose your seat as soon as you buy your ticket with our Seat Selection tool via Manage a 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 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 Extra Legroom seat when traveling on a Flex fare
  • for a Preferred seat on the A380 upper deck and for a Twin or Extra Legroom seat when traveling on a Flex Plus fare*

Please read our FAQs for more information.

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

Read our terms and conditions for seats purchased on or after August 20, 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 at the front or back of the plane, enjoy extra legroom, want a great view from the window seat, or like 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 one of our Extra Value seats or a regular seat during seat selection:

Regular
The standard seat in Economy Class designed for ultimate comfort.

Preferred
A seat closer to the front of the plane, allowing you to disembark 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 are usually closer to the lavatories.

Extra Legroom
An exit row seat with 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 to sit in an exit row.

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 selection fees

Check the table below for our Extra Value seat fees. Seat selection prices vary according to season, route, and destination.

Seat type Fees in USD
Regular 15–35
Preferred 25–80
Twin 35–135
Extra Legroom 55–205

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For loyalty program 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 seats 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 status and also apply to Skywards Skysurfers.

As an Emirates Skywards member, Skywards Skysurfer, or 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 seats for free. 


Qantas Frequent Flyer tier Regular Preferred Twin Extra Legroom
Chairman's Lounge Free Free Free Paid
Chairman's 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 seat selections made on or after February 1, 2017, Qantas Silver members will be exempt from seat selection fees for Emirates-operated flights. Any passenger traveling with a Qantas Silver member will still have to pay to select a seat before online check-in. This applies to all fares where seat selection fees apply. Customers who selected a seat before February 1, 2017, will not be eligible for a refund of any seat selection fees 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 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. Learn more by reading our FAQs.

Emirates Skywards Exemptions

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