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

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 on Thai Airways?

You can reserve your seat with Thai Airways either directly when booking your flight or online after booking. However, depending on the fare and the desired seat, there may be an additional cost for the reservation.

What do I need to make a Thai Airways seat reservation?

In order to reserve a seat with Thai Airways online, you will need the booking number as well as your last name. The booking number or booking code can be found on your Thai Airways travel documents.

What are the best seats on the plane?

There are differences in the comfort of the seats on the plane. While seats in Business or First Class offer a lot of comfort, there are also seating options in Economy Class that offer more legroom or are more pleasant due to lower noise pollution (turbine noise).

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1. Seat at the emergency exit

It is probably known that the seats at the emergency exits provide more room for the legs . However, there are certain requirements that must be met in order to be eligible for these seats. For more information, see:

2. Seat in front of the turbines

When choosing a seat, it is often overlooked how much the noise of the engines can influence the flight experience .

Experienced pilots recommend choosing a seat in front of the engines when booking to make the flight experience more enjoyable.

3. Seat with extra legroom

Some aircraft have rows of seats with more legroom, which are not necessarily close to the emergency exits. These seats are usually found in the front rows of economy class.

4. Seat in Thai Airways Business Class

If you are looking not only for extra legroom, but also for greater comfort , you can book a seat in Business Class. While these seats are more expensive, they offer other benefits.

5. First Class Seat

To experience the highest level of comfort , you can reserve a seat in First Class.

The cost of a seat reservation

The following costs apply to preffered seats in Economy Class:

From/Toto Zone 1to Zone 2to Zone 3to Zone 4to Zone 6
from Zone 130 USD45 USD65 USD85 USD115 USD
from Zone 245 USD60 USD80 USD100 USD130 USD
from Zone 365 USD80 USD100 USD120 USD150 USD
from Zone 485 USD100 USD120 USD140 USD170 USD
from Zone 5115 USD130 USD 150 USD170 USD200 USD

As of March 2023

The flight zones:

  • Zone 1 Bangladessh, Cambodia, China (Kunming), Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore,
  • THAI destinations within Thailand (Chiang Mai, Krabi, Phuket), Vietnam, between Taipei and Seoul
  • Zone 2 China (Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Xiamen), Hong Kong – China, India Indonesia,
  • Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Between Phuket and Beijing
  • Zone 3 Australia (Perth), Japan, Korea, Oman, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates
  • Zone 4 Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne) , Russia (Moscow)
  • Zone 5 Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Rome, Milan, Auckland, Oslo, Vienna, Stockholm, Zurich, London and between Frankfurt and Phuket

For more details on seating and reservation fees, please visit the Thai Airways website.