Want to reserve a seat for your flight with Emirates?

On this page, you can find out how to reserve a seat on your Emirates flight, what documents you need and what fees to expect.

How do I reserve a seat with Emirates?

With the airline Emirates, you can either reserve a seat directly when booking your flight or at Emirates online check-in . However, keep in mind that there may be fees for seat reservations.

What do you need to make an Emirates seat reservation?

For online check-in or seat reservation, you will need your last name and booking number.

What are the best seats on the plane?

There are several seating options available to you, each with its own benefits. For the ultimate level of comfort, space and tranquility, choose a seat in Business or First Class. Or opt for more legroom or reduced background noise from the turbines in Economy Class.

airplane best seats
1. Seat at the emergency exit

If you prefer more legroom on your flight, it may be worth reserving a seat in the immediate vicinity of an emergency exit. Please note that there are certain requirements that must be met in order to use these places. Further information can be found here: https://www.emirates.com/at/german/book/about-booking-online/emirates-seat-selection/

2. Seat in front of the turbines

For a long flight, it is advisable to always choose a seat in front of the turbines to minimize the noise level.

3. Seat with extra legroom

If you want to travel more comfortably and need more legroom, it may be worth choosing a seat in the front rows of economy class . These seats usually offer more room for your legs.

4. Seat in Emirates Business Class

If you want more peace and comfort , a seat in Business Class is a great option. Here you can experience a higher level of relaxation.

5. First Class Seat

Choose a seat in First Class for a luxurious flight experience. Look forward to maximum privacy, more freedom of movement and a variety of exclusive amenities.

The cost of a seat reservation

When reserving a seat with Emirates, the cost depends on the fare, seat and route.

Fare typeStandard seatPreferredTwo-seaterMore legroom
Economy Class15 – 40 USD25-100 USD35-135 USD55-250 USD
Economy SpecialIncluded in the priceIncluded in the priceIncluded in the priceIncluded in the price
Economy SaverIncluded in the priceIncluded in the priceIncluded in the priceIncluded in the price
Economy FlexFreeIncluded in the priceIncluded in the priceIncluded in the price
Economy Flex PlusFreeFreeIncluded in the priceIncluded in the price

As of February 2023
For more details on seat categories and applicable fees, please visit the Emirates website.

Emirates seats

  • Standard seat: You can choose a classic seat in economy class
  • Preferred seats: These are located in the front part of the aircraft or on the upper deck. Due to these seats, you can get off earlier than other Economy passengers.
  • Two-seater: Here you sit in a row with only window and aisle space (i.e. 2 seats).
  • More legroom: These are seats at the emergency exits and therefore offer more legroom

You can use the Emirates seat diagrams to take a close look at all seats in the Airbus A380 or Boeing B777.