Emirates will be soon introducing a seat selection ancillary fee, effective from 3rd October 2016.
Emirates, the leading Dubai-based airline has confirmed that it will introduce a minimal charge that will be applicable to passengers who book a certain category of seats in the Economy Class.
Emirates can confirm introduction of minimal charge for those planning to choose their Economy Class seat in advance, for tickets issued on or after 3rd October 2016, the airline statement said.
The charge is applicabhle only on Special and Saver fares in Economy Class, and will vary depending on the flight duration, the statement said.
The seat selection charge begins at Dh.50 for short-haul flights and children below a certain age are exempt from the free structure, while the older ones will be eligibal for 50 percent discount on additional fee.
The spokesperson said that children below age of two and accompanying passengers on the same booking will be exempted from the fee. This charge will also not be applicable when online check-ins open, which is 48 hours prior to flight departure, as at this stage, selection is free.
According to detailed fee structure, short haul flights between Dubai and GCC, Middle East West Asia and Indian Ocean will cost Dh.50 for your preferred seat of choice. Medium haul flights between Dubai and Europe, Far East and Africa is Dh.100, while long haul flights between Dubai and America, Australia and New Zealand is Dh.150.
The 5th Freedom flight, a sector where Emirates flies between two foreign countries like Singapore and Melbourne, New York and Milan, will range from Dh.50 to Dh.100. Medium haul flights between Dubai and Europe, Far East and Africa is Dh.100, while Long haul flights between Dubai and America, Australia and New Zealand is charged at Dh.150.