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Seating guide

Everyone can choose a seat FREE of charge at check-in,
from 24 hours before departure.

 

You can also choose your seat as soon as you've made your booking.

Use our guide to find out if it's free for you or if there's a charge.

 

UK Domestic

 

 

Choose your seat through Manage My Booking

  Free Pay

All passengers
(except those listed below)

Free seat choice when you check-in, from 24 hours before departure.

Pay £10/€12/$15 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

Passengers travelling with infants

Free from the time of booking.

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers travelling with children aged 2-11 years

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

If the group cannot be seated together, each child will be seated with an adult at least.

Pay £10/€12/$15 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

Children travelling alone (Skyflyers Solo)

We will allocate a suitable seat 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers with disabilities and/or additional needs

Free from the time of booking

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Groups of more than 9 passengers

We will allocate seats for the group 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers with fully flexible tickets (booking classes J, C, W and Y)

Free seat choice from the time of booking.

Not applicable

Executive Club Gold/ oneworld Emerald members

Free seat choice from the time of booking for all passengers in the booking.

Not applicable

Executive Club Silver/ oneworld Sapphire members

Free seat choice from the time of booking for all passengers in the booking.

Not applicable

Executive Club Bronze/ oneworld Ruby members

Free seat choice from 7 days before departure

Pay £10/€12/$15 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 8 days before departure.

Executive Club Blue members

Free seat choice when you check-in, from 24 hours before departure.

Pay £10/€12/$15 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

Economy

Euro Traveller

 

Choose your seat through Manage My Booking

  Free Pay

All passengers

(except those listed below)

Free seat choice when you check-in, from 24 hours before departure.

Pay £10/€12/$15 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

Passengers travelling with infants

Free from the time of booking.

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers travelling with children aged 2-11 years

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

If the group cannot be seated together, each child will be seated with an adult at least.

Pay £10/€12/$15 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

Children travelling alone (Skyflyers Solo)

We will allocate a suitable seat 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers with disabilities and/or additional needs

Free from the time of booking.

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Groups of more than 9 passengers

We will allocate seats for the group 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers with fully flexible tickets ( booking classes J, C, W and Y)

Free seat choice from the time of booking.

Not applicable

Executive Club Gold/ oneworld Emerald members

Free seat choice from the time of booking for all passengers in the booking.

Not applicable

Executive Club Silver/ oneworld Sapphire members

Free seat choice from the time of booking for all passengers in the booking.

Not applicable

Executive Club Bronze/ oneworld Ruby members

Free seat choice from 7 days before departure

Pay £10/€12/$15 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 8 days before departure.

Executive Club Blue members

Free seat choice when you check-in, from 24 hours before departure.

Pay £10/€12/$15 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

World Traveller

 

Choose your seat through Manage My Booking

  Free Pay

All passengers
(except those listed below)

Free seat choice when you check-in, from 24 hours before departure.

Pay from £25/€30/$38 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

Pay £50/€60/$75 for exit row seats* between 14 and 4 days before departure (Children under 12 years cannot sit in exit row seats.)

Passengers travelling with infants

Free from the time of booking.

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers travelling with children aged 2-11 years

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

If the group cannot be seated together, each child will be seated with an adult at least.

Pay from £25/€30/$38 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

Pay £50/€60/$75 for exit row seats* between 14 and 4 days before departure. (Children under 12 years cannot sit in exit row seats.)

Children travelling alone (Skyflyers Solo)

We will allocate a suitable seat 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers with disabilities and/or additional needs

Free from the time of booking.

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Groups of more than 9 passengers

We will allocate seats for the group 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers with fully flexible tickets (booking classes J, C, W and Y)

Free seat choice from the time of booking (except exit row seats).

Pay £50/€60/$75 for exit row seats* between 14 and 4 days before departure.

Executive Club Gold/ oneworld Emerald members

Free seat choice from the time of booking for all passengers in the booking.

Not applicable

Executive Club Silver/ oneworld Sapphire members

Free seat choice from the time of booking for all passengers in the booking (except exit row seats).

Pay £50/€60/$75 for exit row seats* between 14 and 4 days before departure.

Executive Club Bronze/ oneworld Ruby members

Free seat choice from 7 days before departure (except exit row seats).

Pay from £25/€30/$38 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 8 days before departure.

Pay £50/€60/$75 for exit row seats* between 14 and 4 days before departure. (Children under 12 years cannot sit in exit row seats.)

Executive Club Blue members

Free seat choice when you check-in, from 24 hours before departure.

Pay from £25/€30/$38 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

Pay £50/€60/$75 for exit row seats* between 14 and 4 days before departure. (Children under 12 years cannot sit in exit row seats.)

 * If you are travelling from the Middle East, from 24 hrs before departure, you can now only buy your exit row or bulkhead
    seat at the airport.

More about Middle East seating charges 

Premium Economy

 

 

World Traveller Plus

Choose your seat through Manage My Booking

  Free Pay

All passengers
(except those listed below)

Free seat choice when you check-in, from 24 hours before departure.

Pay £30/€35/$45 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

Pay £50/€60/$75 for exit row seats* between 14 and 4 days before departure. (Children under 12 years cannot sit in exit row seats.)

Passengers travelling with infants

Free from the time of booking.

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers travelling with children aged 2-11 years

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

If the group cannot be seated together, each child will be seated with an adult at least.

Pay £30/€35/$45 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

Pay £50/€60/$75 for exit row seats* between 14 and 4 days before departure. (Children under 12 years cannot sit in exit row seats.)

Children travelling alone (Skyflyers Solo)

We will allocate a suitable seat 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers with disabilities and/or additional needs

Free from the time of booking.

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Groups of more than 9 passengers

We will allocate seats for the group 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers with fully flexible tickets ( booking classes J, C, W and Y)

Free seat choice from the time of booking (except exit row seats).

Pay £50/€60/$75 for exit row seats* between 14 and 4 days before departure.

Executive Club Gold/ oneworld Emerald members

Free seat choice from the time of booking for all passengers in the booking.

Not applicable

Executive Club Silver/ oneworld Sapphire members

Free seat choice from the time of booking for all passengers in the booking (except exit row seats).

Pay £50/€60/$75 for exit row seats* between 14 and 4 days before departure.

Executive Club Bronze/ oneworld Ruby members

Free seat choice from 7 days before departure (except exit row seats)

Pay £30/€35/$45 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 8 days before departure.

Pay £50/€60/$75 for exit row seats* between 14 and 4 days before departure. (Children under 12 years cannot sit in exit row seats.)

Executive Club Blue members

Free seat choice when you check-in, from 24 hours before departure.

Pay £30/€35/$45 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

Pay £50/€60/$75 for exit row seats* between 14 and 4 days before departure. (Children under 12 years cannot sit in exit row seats.)

 * If you are travelling from the Middle East, from 24 hrs before departure, you can now only buy your exit row or bulkhead
    seat at the airport.

More about Middle East seating charges 

Business Class

Club Europe

 

Choose your seat through Manage My Booking

  Free Pay

All passengers
(except those listed below)

Free seat choice when you check-in, from 24 hours before departure.

Pay from £20/€25/$30 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

Passengers travelling with infants

Free from the time of booking.

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers travelling with children aged 2-11 years

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

If the group cannot be seated together, each child will be seated with an adult at least.

Pay from £20/€25/$30 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

Children travelling alone (Skyflyers Solo)

We will allocate a suitable seat 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers with disabilities and/or additional needs

Free from the time of booking.

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Groups of more than 9 passengers

We will allocate seats for the group 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers with fully flexible tickets (booking classes J, C, W and Y)

Free seat choice from the time of booking.

Not applicable

Executive Club Gold/ oneworld Emerald members

Free seat choice from the time of booking for all passengers in the booking.

Not applicable

Executive Club Silver/ oneworld Sapphire members

Free seat choice from the time of booking for all passengers in the booking.

Not applicable

Executive Club Bronze/ oneworld Ruby members

Free seat choice from 7 days before departure

Pay £20/€25/$30 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 8 days before departure.

Executive Club Blue members

Free seat choice when you check-in, from 24 hours before departure.

Pay from £20/€25/$30 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

Club World

 

Choose your seat through Manage My Booking

  Free Pay

All passengers
(except those listed below)

Free seat choice when you check-in, from 24 hours before departure.

Pay from £60/€70/$90 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

Passengers travelling with infants

Free from the time of booking.

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers travelling with children aged 2-11 years

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

If the group cannot be seated together, each child will be seated with an adult at least.

Pay from £60/€70/$90 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

Children travelling alone (Skyflyers Solo)

We will allocate a suitable seat 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers with disabilities and/or additional needs

Free from the time of booking.

If you do not choose a seat, we will allocate you a suitable one 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Groups of more than 9 passengers

We will allocate seats for the group 3 days before departure.

Not applicable

Passengers with fully flexible tickets (booking classes J, C, W and Y)

Free seat choice from the time of booking.

Not applicable

Executive Club Gold/ oneworld Emerald members

Free seat choice from the time of booking for all passengers in the booking.

Not applicable

Executive Club Silver/ oneworld Sapphire members

Free seat choice from the time of booking for all passengers in the booking.

Not applicable

Executive Club Bronze/ oneworld Ruby members

Free seat choice from 7 days before departure

Pay £60/€70/$90 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 8 days before departure.

Executive Club Blue members

Free seat choice when you check-in, from 24 hours before departure.

Pay from £60/€70/$90 to choose your seats from the time of booking up to 25 hours before departure.

First Class

 

 

First

Choose your seat through Manage My Booking



  Free Pay

All passengers

Free seat choice from the time of booking.

Not applicable

You cannot pay to choose your seat if:

  • your flight is not operated by British Airways
  • you are travelling on a flight operated by BA CityFlyer, a British Airways franchisee, codeshare or alliance airline partner
  • your booking has not been ticketed, e.g. if you're travelling on a cruise or packaged holiday and have not yet received confirmation of your ticket numbers from your agent

Please note:

  • If your flight is operated by British Airways but has been made through another airline then you may be able to choose your seat. This is dependent on the airline you have booked with.
  • No free or paid seating is available on ba.com between 25 to 24 hours before departure due to operational reasons. At 24 hours before departure online check-on opens and free seating will then be available.
  • If you are travelling from the Middle East, from 24 hrs before departure, you can now only buy your exit row or bulkhead seat at the airport.

More about Middle East seating charges

  • Certain corporate deals have access to seat choice for free. Please refer to your corporate travel agent for more information.
  • Prices quoted are correct as at 9 February 2010 and are subject to change. This fee will be converted from GBP into local currency where applicable.
  • For operational reasons, we might not always be able to accommodate your seat request when you make your booking, even if you are entitled to select a seat free of charge. If this happens, you will be given your seat number at the airport.

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