Advance seat reservation for Economy Class passengers

One journey, countless possibilities: book your preferred seat now and enjoy a relaxed start to your trip.

Frau entspannt sich in der Economy Class // Woman relaxing in Economy Class

How can I book a seat in Economy Class?

Do you prefer a window seat or an aisle seat or would you like extra legroom during the flight? Book your preferred seat directly when booking your flight or later under ‘My bookings’.

Conditions for advance seat reservations

An advance seat reservation is possible in Economy Class under the following conditions:

  • Lufthansa HON Circle Members and Senators travelling with up to three companions can reserve seats free of charge on medium- and long-haul flights operated by Lufthansa, Lufthansa Regional and Lufthansa Cityline in all booking classes.
  • The flight booking is confirmed (no waiting list bookings).
  • The advance seat reservation is made at least 52 hours before departure.

More detailed information about the division of zones can be found here:

An advance seat reservation in Economy Class is possible under the following conditions:

Seat service Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5
Standard seat

Price: from EUR 12

Free of charge for:
– Economy Classic and Economy Flex passengers
– Lufthansa Express Rail (all fares)
– Passengers with award tickets//passengers in booking class X

Price: from EUR 15

Free of charge for: 
– HON Circle Members and Senators, including 3 companions
– Passengers with award tickets//passengers in booking class X

Price: from EUR 25

Free of charge for: 
– HON Circle Members and Senators, including 3 companions
– Passengers with award tickets//passengers in booking class X

Price: from EUR 30

Free of charge for: 
– HON Circle Members and Senators, including 3 companions
– Passengers with award tickets//passengers in booking class X

Price: from EUR 35

Free of charge for: 
– HON Circle Members and Senators, including 3 companions
– Passengers with award tickets//passengers in booking class X

Seat in the preferred seating zone

Price: from EUR 17

Free of charge for:
– Economy Flex passengers
– HON Circle Members and Senators (except when they are travelling on an Economy Light fare)

Price: from EUR 20

Free of charge for: 
– HON Circle Members and Senators, including 3 companions

Price: from EUR 35

Free of charge for:
– HON Circle Members and Senators, including 3 companions

Price: from EUR 45

Free of charge for: 
– HON Circle Members and Senators, including 3 companions

Price: from EUR 55

Free of charge for: 
– HON Circle Members and Senators, including 3 companions

Seat with extra legroom1

Price: from EUR 25

Free of charge for:
– HON Circle Members and Senators (except when they are travelling on an Economy Light fare)

Price: from EUR 40

Free of charge for:
– HON Circle Members and Senators, including 3 companions

Price: from EUR 50

Free of charge for:
– HON Circle Members and Senators, including 3 companions

Price: from EUR 75

Free of charge for:
 HON Circle Members and Senators, including 3 companions

Price: from EUR 100/1102

Free of charge for:
– HON Circle Members and Senators, including 3 companions

1 Please note that some of these seats are located in the emergency exit rows. Advance seat reservation applies per flight segment.

2 We charge a reservation fee of EUR 100 per route for seats with extra legroom. For North Atlantic connections to DEN, DFW, HOU, LAX, SEA, SFO and YVR, the reservation fee is EUR 110 per route.

Please note

  • that a confirmed advance seat reservation does not confer a legal right to a specific seat on board the aircraft (e.g. seat 3A). It only refers to the selected category (e.g. aisle, window, seat with extra legroom).
  • Lufthansa HON Circle Members and Senators travelling with up to three companions can reserve seats free of charge on medium and long-haul flights operated by Lufthansa, Lufthansa Regional and Lufthansa CityLine in all booking classes.