Would you like to reserve a seat for your flight with Lufthansa?

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

How can I reserve a seat with Lufthansa?

You can reserve a seat either directly when booking your flight or afterwards at Lufthansa online check-in. However, keep in mind that fees may apply depending on the fare and the seat you choose.

What do I need to reserve a Lufthansa seat?

In order to reserve a seat after booking your flight, you must log in to the “My Bookings” section.

The log-in can be carried out using an existing Travel ID or via the booking number/ticket number and your name . The booking code is a 6-digit code, while the ticket number consists of 13 digits. You can find the booking code or ticket number on your Lufthansa booking documents.

What are the best seats on the plane?

Not every seat on the plane is equally good or pleasant.

In addition to the business or first class seats, there are also economy class seats that offer more freedom of movement or less interference from turbine noise.

airplane best seats
1. Seat at the emergency exit

Most people are probably aware that emergency exit seats provide more room for the legs . However, there are restrictions on who is eligible for these places. Further information can be found here:

2. Seat in front of the turbines

An often overlooked factor when reserving seats is the background noise from the turbines. Many experienced air travelers recommend choosing a seat in front of the turbines when making a reservation to minimize noise.

3. Seat with extra legroom

Some aircraft have rows of seats with extra legroom, regardless of the emergency exit seats. These seats, as a rule, are located in the first rows in economy class.

4th seat in Lufthansa Business Class

If you want not only more legroom, but also more comfort , you can opt for a seat in Business Class.

5. First Class Seat

If you want to experience the highest level of comfort , you can opt for a seat in First Class.

The cost of a Lufthansa seat reservation

The cost of reserving a seat with Lufthansa depends on the selected fare and the seat zone on the aircraft.

Which fares include free seat reservations?

  • Award ticket: Free reservation of a standard seat
  • Economy Classic, Economy Flex, Lufthansa Express Rail: Free reservation of a standard seat in Zone 1
  • Economy Flex: Free reservation in a preferred seating zone in flight zone 1

Reserve a seat in Economy Class

Price zoneZone1Zone2Zone3Zone4Zone5
Standard seatfrom 12€from 15€from 25€from 30€from 35€
Preferred seatsfrom 17€from 20€from 40€from 45€to 55€
More legroomfrom 25€from 40€from 60€from 75€from 100€

Reserve a seat in Premium Economy Class

Price zoneZone3Zone4Zone5
Standard seatfrom 30€from 40€from 50€

The price zones for seat reservations

  • Zone 1: European route
  • Zone 2: Near intercontinental routes (short- and medium-haul aircraft)
  • Zone 3: Near intercontinental routes (long-haul aircraft)
  • Zone 4: Intermediate intercontinental routes
  • Zone 5: Long-distance intercontinental routes

As of February 2023

Further details on seats and reservation fees can be found on the Lufthansa website.