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Am I eligible to purchase and travel in an Extra Legroom seat?

To qualify for an Extra Legroom seat you must meet the following safety criteria: 

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be able to read and understand English instructions related to emergency evacuation in text or graphic form and able to understand oral crew commands.
  • Be fully able-bodied and able to identify, reach, and operate the exit doors in the event of an emergency.
  • Be able to speak well enough to pass information to other customers.
  • Be able and willing to assist the crew and other customers in the evacuation of the aircraft.
  • Not be traveling with infants, children under the age of 18, caregivers, persons who require safety assistance for emergency evacuation, or a guide dog or other assistance animal.
  • Not be using medical equipment or an extension seatbelt or requiring assistance due to reduced mobility.

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.