Advance seat reservation for Economy Class passengers

One journey, many options: book your preferred seat now and take off feeling relaxed.

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: 12 EUR

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: 15 EUR

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

Price: 25 EUR

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

Price: 30 EUR

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

Price: 35 EUR

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: 17 EUR

Free of charge for:

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

Price: 20 EUR

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

Price: 35 EUR

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

Price: 45 EUR

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

Price: 55 EUR

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

Seat with extra legroom1

Price: 25 EUR

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

Price: 40 EUR

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

Price: 50 EUR

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

Price: 75 EUR

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

Price: 100/110 EUR2

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

Please note

  • A confirmed advance seat reservation does not confer a legal right to a specific seat on board the aircraft (e.g. seat 3A) but 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.