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Make sure you’re sitting comfortably in the seat of your choice in Economy.

If you are travelling on an Economy Deal, Saver or Classic fare, you can reserve your seat in advance for a fee.

Guarantee your favourite seat, whether you prefer window, aisle or a row of seats together. You can save your Economy Standard seat up to 24 hours before you fly.

Within 24 hours of departure, all Economy guests can choose any available standard seats for free. Otherwise, we will automatically allocate you a seat.

Ways to book

If you book through etihad.com, you can choose your Economy Standard seat from the seat map.

 

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Already booked? Save your choice of Economy Standard seat for a small fee through Manage my Booking.

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It’s easy to choose your Economy Standard seat when you check-in online. Options are open up to 48 hours before departure, for a small fee. 24 hours before departure, all Economy guests can select remaining Economy Standard seats for free. Otherwise, we will automatically allocate your seat.

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You can also contact us to request your choice of Economy Standard seat.

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More on Economy Standard

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We’d like you to be comfortable on board and to have the seat of your choice. We’ll always show available seats which you can pay to select up to 24 hours before your flight. Within 24 hours of your flight, you can select a remaining seat free of charge, or we will automatically allocate one to you.

It’s possible that the closer you get to your flight, the fewer seats will be available for you to select from. This is due to other guests also booking seats.

Book in Economy and select the type of seat you’d like:

  • Economy Space: extra legroom seats, available for a fee
  • Neighbour-Free: bid for up to two or three vacant seats next to yours
  • Standard: your choice of seat available to reserve for a fee before you fly

Even if you don’t choose a seat in advance, we will always try to keep families or groups on the same booking reference together, however this will depend on how full the flight is.

Does advance seat booking guarantee my seat?

In almost all cases, you will receive the seat you have booked. However, last minute operational changes can sometimes affect seat assignments. If this happens, we will try and choose a similar seat or next best available seat for you.

Can I get a refund if I don’t get the seat I booked?

If you booked an Economy Space or Economy Standard seat, and you weren’t given them on board, you are entitled to a full refund.

If you booked one position of seat (for example, window, middle or aisle) and you were given a different position of seat, you are also entitled to a full refund. 

You are not entitled to a refund in the following cases:

  • If you are allocated the same type of seat, but on a different row (for example, if you booked an Economy Standard seat by the window on one row e.g. 12A, and you are allocated an Economy Standard seat by the window on another row e.g. 14A)
  • If you upgraded to a higher cabin (for example, if you previously paid for your choice of seat then you either chose to upgrade yourself or accepted an upgrade)
  • If you chose one type of seat and you then upgrade to a Neighbour-Free Seat, your original fee will not be refunded
  • If you made changes to your flight itinerary after you bought your seat or if your itinerary was changed by another airline