Qantas economy flyers pay up to pick seats

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Economy passengers flying internationally with Qantas can now select their seats online when they book their flights — for an additional $20 fee.

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"We've had [seat selection] for a while and widened it to include all our customers," said Sophia Connelly, spokesperson for Qantas. The new feature was made available on 30 March.

The seat selection fee does not apply to: domestic flights; first, business and premium economy passengers; or passengers who are platinum, gold or silver frequent flyers.

Advanced seat selection provides Qantas (but not QantasLink) customers with greater ability to enjoy their flight experience, with the added option of selecting where they want to be seated, said Connelly.

Free online check-in for international flights is allowed 24 hours before the flight is due to depart.


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StevieC posted a comment   

er, i flew qantas to south africa and chose all my seats on my 3 flights over and 3 flights back, free with seat selector. and every time i fly to sydney i choose my seat, free.

this feature has been available for a very long time, free of charge, to any class, domestic or international.


mits posted a comment   

Fly with Emirates, they don't charge you for this "feature"

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