With immediate effect, British Airways has decided to charge passengers for securing preferred seats in advance of a flight.
Free at the time of booking
- First passengers, Gold Executive Club members, oneworld® equivalents and other passengers on the same booking
- Silver Executive Club members, oneworld® equivalents and other passengers on the same booking
- Passengers holding fully flexible tickets booked in J/C/W/Y booking classes
- Travelling with infants
Purchase at the time of booking
Passengers can choose to pay for their seat from the time of booking if they are not eligible for free advance seat choice and not eligible to choose seats in advance.
||Seat request cost - per passenger, per sector
|World Traveller Plus
Purchase - from 10 days before departure
Passengers travelling in World Traveller or World Traveller Plus will be able to choose and pay for an exit row seat from 10 days to 4 days before departure, subject to availability.
Free at check-in (from 24 hours before departure)
If you have not already pre-assigned your seat at the time of check-in, all remaining seats in your travel class will be available for you to choose from, free of charge. The earlier you check-in, the greater the choice of seats you will have.