Emirates Seat Reservation Charges


    Emirates have advised that they are now charging travellers for advanced seat selection for flights originating in New Zealand for their cheapest fares.  Prices start from NZ$20 per adult for a trans-Tasman sector, increasing to  NZ$90 per adult for flights through to Europe.  Advance Seat Reservation before check-in is subject to a charge for bookings made in X, V, T, L, Q and N classes.

    Advance Seat Reservation for Economy Class Flex / Flex Plus fares is complimentary after ticket purchase and is complimentary for all fares when online check-in opens, from 48 hours before departure.

    Depending on their tier, Emirates Skywards members may be entitled to complimentary Advance Seat Reservation at ticketing on all Emirates fares, as follows:

    Emirates Skywards Gold and Platinum – complimentary for all passengers in the same booking.

    Emirates Skywards Silver – complimentary for Silver members only.

    Qantas Gold and Platinum – complimentary for all passengers in the same booking.

    Qantas Silver – members will be exempted from Advanced Seat Reservation charges for Emirates operated flights. Any accompanying passenger travelling with a Qantas Silver member will still have to pay to reserve their seats before online check-in.