Decide for yourself where you want to sit


Whether you prefer a window or an aisle seat or a seat with more legroom on an emergency exit row, Lufthansa offers you the option of choosing seats for yourself and your travelling companions in advance. You can reserve seats directly when booking your flight or later online under ‘‘. The following rules apply to seat reservations:

 
top

HON Circle Members and Senators, First and Business Class passengers

Lufthansa HON Circle Members and Senators can reserve their seats and those of their travelling companions free of charge in advance in the same booking, irrespective of their travel class.*

First and Business Class passengers can also reserve their seats free of charge in advance irrespective of their Lufthansa frequent flyer status.*

*This does not apply to the new Light fare in Economy Class on European flights for bookings since 28 July 2015 and departures from 1 October 2015.

 
top

Economy Class

Economy Class passengers can reserve seats in advance on all flights operated by Lufthansa, Lufthansa Regional and Austrian Airlines, depending on their chosen fare/booking class, as follows:

RouteFare/booking classSeatPriceRestrictions
IntercontinentalY,B,M,U,H,X,Q,VSeat (standard)
Free of charge
W,S,T,L,K
Seat (standard)
EUR 25.00
USD 35.00
Up to 48 hours before depature

All fares/booking classesSeat with more legroom
EUR 50.00 - EUR 90.00*
USD 65.00 - USD 115.00*
Up to 48 hours before depature

Within Germany/within Europe (applies to flights up to 30.09.2015)***Y,B,M,U,H,X,Q,VSeat (standard)Free of charge
W,S,T,L,KSeat (standard)EUR 10.00
USD 11.00
Up to 48 hours before depature

All fares/booking classesSeat with more legroom
EUR 20.00
USD 30.00
Up to 48 hours before depature

Within Germany/within Europe (applies to bookings since 28.07.2015 with journey start from 1.09.2015)***Economy LightSeat (standard)
EUR 10.00
USD 11.00
Up to 48 hours before depature

Economy ClassicSeat (standard)Free of charge
Economy FlexSeat (standard)Free of charge
All fares
Seat with more legroom
EUR 25.00
USD 35.00
Up to 48 hours before depature
 

* For tickets issued before 28 April 2014 seat reservations on intercontinental flights remain free of charge.

** The price for a seat with more legroom varies per route distance. On intercontinental Lufthansa flights to/from North and Central Africa as well as the Middle East, the price is EUR 50.00 or USD 65.00. On flights to/from Argentina, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Singapore and South Africa as well as Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Vancouver, the price is EUR 90.00 or USD 115.00. On all other flights, the price is EUR 70.00 or USD 100.00.

*** Includes Algeria, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkmenistan.


Please note that a confirmed seat reservation does not give you any legal right to a specific seat, only to a seat in your chosen category, e.g. window or aisle.

 
top

Seats with more legroom

In Economy Class Lufthansa offers seats with more legroom for reservation on almost all aircraft types. You can find out the exact location of these seats from the seat maps. These seats are distinguished by offering at least 10 cm (4") extra legroom. A number of these seats are located in the emergency exit rows.

 
top

Seats in emergency exit rows

When you reserve seats located in the emergency exit rows special requirements apply:

html_list
  • You are at least 16 years old.
  • You are in a position to perform the required duties without the assistance of a flight attendant, parent or other relative.
  • You are willing to assist in the unlikely event of an emergency.
  • You are able to read and understand instructions, and comply with crew instructions in the event of an emergency.
  • You are not travelling with someone who will be dependent on your assistance in an emergency.
  • You do not have a condition or responsibility that might restrict your ability to perform these duties or could lead you to suffer physical injury or harm in the performance of these duties.
  • You speak good German or English.
  • You are not travelling with a pet in the cabin.
 

For safety reasons, Lufthansa is entitled to allocate another seat before departure to passengers who cannot satisfy these requirements.

Please also note that any carry-on baggage you have must be stowed in the overhead lockers because during take-off and landing no objects must be in the seating area or under the seats of an emergency exit row.

 
top

Choose your seat free of charge during check-in

All the seats which are still available can, of course, still be selected free of charge* as soon as check-in for the flight in question opens – usually this is from 23 hours before departure. Please note, however, that by this time the choice of seats may be limited.

 
top

Adding or changing a seat after booking your flight

No problem. Call up your flight later under ‘My Bookings’ and you can book or change your seat there.
Please note that changes are only possible to seats at the same or a lower price; amounts already paid will not be refunded.

 
top

Requirements for seat reservations

First and Business Class passengers as well as HON Circle Members and Senators:

html_list
  • For confirmed reservations only (no waiting list bookings)
 

Please note that seat reservations on flights that are not operated by Lufthansa, Lufthansa Regional or Austrian Airlines are restricted in some cases or cannot be guaranteed. Where necessary, please contact the airline operating your flight.



Economy Class passengers:

html_list
  • Only for flights and AIRail connections under LH flight numbers
  • Only for flights which are operated by Lufthansa, Lufthansa Regional (Lufthansa Cityline, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti) or Austrian Airlines
  • Only for confirmed reservations (no waiting list bookings)
 

Chargeable seat reservations in Economy Class (seats with more legroom and all seats for passengers in booking classes W, S, T, L & K as well as all seat reservations on the new Light fare on European flights for bookings since 28 July 2015 and departures from 1 October 2015):

html_list
  • The above-mentioned rules for Economy Class passengers apply
  • Only possible in combination with an already issued ticket or during the initial ticket booking via LH.com
  • The booking of the already issued ticket must still be active (available in the reservation system, flights not in the past). The scheduled departure time of the flight in question is more than 48 hours in the future
  • If seat reservations have already been made for a fee, the payment process must be completely closed and the relevant service documents issued before you can make another seat reservation or seat change.
 
top

Operationally necessary seat changes

If Lufthansa has to change your seat reservation, for example because of a last-minute change to the aircraft type deployed, Lufthansa will do its best to reserve a new, equivalent seat for you automatically. In these cases priority is firstly given to passengers who are travelling together, such as families, so that they can still sit next to each other. After that, there is the allocation of seats with more legroom in the emergency exit rows and of aisle, window and middle seats. If it is not possible to allocate you a new seat equivalent to your original, then you are entitled to a refund of the amount you paid for your seat reservation. Please contact the Lufthansa Service Centre to arrange this.

 
top

Ticket rebookings and refunds

You can change or cancel your airline ticket with an existing seat reservation simply and conveniently yourself under ‘My Bookings
If you have paid a fee for the seat reservation on the flight that you wish to change, Lufthansa will automatically try to book you an equivalent seat on your new flight. Please note that amounts already paid for seat reservations cannot be refunded if there are no seats or no equivalent seats available for reservation on the changed flight.

Should you wish to cancel your journey, paid-for seat reservations will automatically be taken into account and refunded according to the standard terms and conditions where applicable.


 
top

Refunds of paid-for seat reservations

Seat reservations that have already been paid for are refundable in the following cases:

html_list
  • A schedule change by Lufthansa, e.g. a change to the aircraft type deployed, means that no equivalent seat can be made available to you on the new flight.
  • An unforeseen disruption, such as bad weather, means you have to be rebooked on another flight on which there is no equivalent seat available for you.
  • You cancel your flight and your ticket is refundable.
 

Refunds can be requested in the LH.com service area under or through the , but are not possible either directly at the airport or on board your flight. Please contact Lufthansa as soon as possible after your flight for possible refunds.

Paid-for seat reservations cannot be refunded if:

html_list
  • You cancel your flight and your ticket is non-refundable.
  • You receive an upgrade from Lufthansa for operational reasons or as a gesture of goodwill.
  • You change your seat, but the new seat is cheaper than the one you originally booked or is free of charge.
  • You do not satisfy the conditions for sitting in an emergency exit row.
  • You rebook your flight, but there are no longer equivalent seats available on the new flight, seat reservations on the new flight are free of charge or this flight is not operated by Lufthansa, Lufthansa Regional or Austrian Airlines.
  • You change your flight and in the process change the routing.
 
top

Seat reservations on flights not operated by Lufthansa, Lufthansa Regional or Austrian Airlines

Please be aware that seat reservations on flights that are not operated by Lufthansa, Lufthansa Regional or Austrian Airlines may only be possible to a limited extent, or not at all, especially in Economy Class.

Lucky Fare

Only at lufthansa.com, we offer the best special for China to selected popular Europe destinations.

* fare in CNY excl. taxes and surcharges.

PLNR_515349

Join Miles & More

Reap in the rewards of Europe's largest frequent flyer program.

Join here


Star Alliance