Emirates advanced seat selection gets pricier

Cost of selecting economy seats in advance ranges from AED 50 and 500, but passengers can select seats for free when checking in online

Emirates has amended its advanced seat selection policy for all tickets purchased after 20 August, 2017.

Economy class passengers opting to select seats in advance will need to pay between AED 50 and AED 500 depending on where they choose to sit.

Depend on where the seat falls (window, aisle or centre) on either a Boeing 777 or Airbus A380, advanced selection fees for Regular seating (standard mid cabin economy seats) will begin at AED 50 and end at AED 120. Extra Value seats, classified as, Regular, Preferred, Twin and Extra Legroom will cost:

  • Preferred (closer to the front of the airline): AED 100-300
  • Twin (a seat in row with only two seats): AED 120-400
  • Extra Legroom: Between AED 200-500

Only passengers travelling on Special or Saver fares have to pay for Regular seating. Passengers on Flex or Flex Plus tickets can select Regular seating for free, but have to pay for Extra Value seats. However, all economy class ticket holders can select seats for free anywhere in the cabin when checking in online up to 48 hours before an Emirates flight.

Advanced seat selection is applicable on each leg of a journey except on flights with technical stops where passengers need not leave the airplane or airport, and only on flights operated by Emirates.

The fares do not apply for premium cabin passengers in Business or First class. 

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