Economy Class seats

Discover Etihad Airways’ choice of Economy Class seats. It’s free to reserve your seat when you book a Comfort or Deluxe fare, or if you’re a Silver, Gold or Platinum Etihad Guest member.


Standard seats

Our seats are split into three zones. Forward zone seats are close to the front of the plane, so you’ll be one of the first off when we land. They’re always popular, so book in advance.  

Middle zone seats are centrally located, and Rear zone seats are located towards the back. These are our best-value seats and tend to be closest to the galley.

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Extra legroom seats

  • More leg space to stretch out on board
  • Available for free when you book a Deluxe fare
  • Located towards the front of the plane

Bulkhead seats  

  • Located directly behind an internal wall of the aircraft cabin
  • More space as there are no seats in front of you 
  • Perfect for families with children

Exit row seats 

  • Located next to or behind an emergency exit  
  • Sometimes offers a bit more legroom
  • To reserve an Exit row seat, you must meet important safety criteria

Neighbour Free seats

  • Keep up to three neighbouring seats free for extra room and comfort
  • Bid for a seat up to 72 hours before you fly

Families with infants

If you’re flying with an infant, bassinets are available to book for free, subject to availability.  

To request a bassinet, visit and add a special request for your infant. Then make sure you select one of our bassinet seats from the seat map. 


More about flying with children >

How to reserve your seat

Pick your seat when you book your flight, or during online check-in.  We’ll always try to make sure that guests on the same booking sit together, though we recommend selecting your seats in advance to guarantee this.

Perks for Etihad Guest members

If you’re an Etihad Guest member, you can reserve seats for free depending on your Core Benefits or chosen Custom Benefits. Remember to log in to your Etihad Guest account to view your benefits before you book. 

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Silver members

Choose one standard seat for free in Economy (Custom Benefit) 

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Gold members

Choose two standard seats for free in Economy (Core Benefit) 

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Platinum members

Choose four standard seats for free in Economy (Core Benefit) or four Extra legroom seats (Custom Benefit) 

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