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Options for advance seat reservation in Economy Class on intercontinental flights

With effect from 21 March 2017 (date of ticket issue) Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa will be extending chargeable advance seat reservation to Economy booking classes Y, B, M, U, H, Q and V on intercontinental flights. There will also be a charge for advance seat reservations on Economy Class feeder flights. This also applies to continental feeder flights booked in Economy Class for Premium Economy Class flights.

  • Price for advance seat reservation on long-haul flights in all Economy booking classes (Y, B, M, U, H, Q, V, W, S, T, L and K): 25 euros* per segment
  • Price for advance seat reservation on continental feeder flights: 10 euros* per segment

There is already a charge for reserving a seat in advance with SWISS in all Economy booking classes and on all long-haul routes.

For group travellers, HON Circle Members and Senators, advance seat reservations in Economy Class are always free of charge on Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS intercontinental flights.

Please note: for tickets issued before 21 March 2017, advance seat reservations in booking classes Y, B, M, U, H, Q and V continue to be free of charge provided that the booking or an existing seat reservation is not changed.

* Exception: on flights between Frankfurt and Rio de Janeiro (FRA-GIG vv.) and Frankfurt and Buenos Aires (FRA-EZE vv.) it costs 35 euros per segment to reserve a requested seat in Economy Class.