Choice of standard seat

Do you prefer the window or the aisle? Are you traveling as a family?
Do you want to know where you are sitting as soon as you book your trip?
If you would like to sit in a particular seat, benefit from a larger seat selection or make sure you can sit with your travel companions, we recommend that you choose your seat in advance.

Opt for more choice

We offer a choice of standard seat service to give you the freedom to choose your seat in advance.

This service is available in the Economy cabin, on all flights, except those within metropolitan France.

The price?

Choice of standard seat is available for all passengers at no extra charge when checking in online, starting 30 hours before departure, or at the airport.

Want to choose your seat in advance? The price depends on your destination, your travel dates and the selected fare. The price will be displayed when purchasing your ticket or from the "My bookings" section of the website.

You can pay for this service using your Flying Blue Miles or Blue Credits.
FREE choice of standard seat
No matter the destination, choice of standard seat is free of charge for:

  • Flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum members and their travel companions if they appear on the same booking
  • passengers with reduced mobility
  • children traveling alone
  • passengers traveling on a Flex fare*

For all travel to and from the United States, choice of standard seat is also free of charge for passengers who are traveling with:

  • a Standard fare ticket for a trip from France or the Netherlands to the United States, Canada and Mexico, or between France and Papeete
  • a Standard fare ticket for a trip from the Netherlands to the United States, Canada or Mexico**
  • a Standard fare ticket for a trip from the United States, Canada and Mexico to Europe

* If this service is not free of charge during booking, please select your seat in the My Bookings section of the website. ** The service is free of charge only for transatlantic flights.

How to purchase this service

You can select your seat when purchasing your ticket and up to 30 hours before your flight’s departure.

Choose your seat when you purchase your ticket:
- Online, on the Air France website or on our app
- At an Air France ticket office or at a travel agency
- By phone with one of our representatives

Choose your seat after purchasing your ticket and up to 30 hours before your flight's departure:
- In the “My bookings” area on our site
- At an Air France ticket office or a travel agency
- By phone with one of our representatives
EVEN MORE CHOICE WITH SEAT OPTIONS
Travel with more leg room, choose a Duo seat in a row of two, or be among the first to exit the aircraft…
Treat yourself to extra comfort with a Seat Option!

Families and children

Families traveling with children

If you are traveling as a family with a child (14 years old or younger), we will reserve your seats, free of charge, 2 days before your flight. We will do everything we can to make sure you can travel together and sit next to each other. To make this possible, all of your family members must be included in the same booking file.

Your seat location is indicated on your boarding passes, provided during online check-in or at the airport.

However, if you would like specific seats, you can choose the seats you prefer in advance. In this case, you will pay online, either when booking or later in the My bookings section of the website.

Please note that choice of standard seat for a fee is not available online for families traveling with infants under 2 years of age. To purchase this service, we ask that you contact us after purchasing your ticket.

Children traveling alone

For children traveling alone and receiving the Kids Solo service, choice of standard seat is provided at no extra charge when purchasing the ticket. Please indicate during the booking process that your child is traveling alone.

You can choose your child's seat at no extra charge:
- When purchasing your ticket online
- After purchasing your ticket, in the “Your bookings” area.

Changes to your seat selection

If you want to change your flight or your travel date, you can transfer your choice of standard seat to your new flight in the "My bookings" area.

If the seat you initially selected is not available on your new flight, you may request a refund in the "Contact us" section of the website.

For security, safety or operational reasons, we may be required to change the seat you reserved. If you are not satisfied with the new seat selection, you can:
- Change it in the “Your bookings” area

- Obtain a refund online, by completing the request form provided on the “Contact us” page.
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