News: Emirates introduces option to buy empty adjoining seats from just €45

Emirates launches option to purchase empty adjoining seats in Economy Class

  • More space and privacy with prices from €45 for an additional seat
  • Airline also introduces discounts on excess baggage rates to support demand from customers flying on essential trips
  • Emirates’ Economy Class customers can now purchase up to three empty adjoining seats on their flight.

Emirates has introduced this new seat product on the back of customer feedback, addressing the needs of a range of customers seeking extra privacy and space while still flying in Economy Class. This includes couples who wish to have the entire row to themselves (maximum of three seats in same row), parents travelling with in-lap infants, or those who simply want the added assurance of more space while travelling during pandemic times.

These seats will be offered to all Economy Class customers holding a confirmed booking. Empty seats will be offered for purchase at the airport check-in counter prior to flight departure, and costs range from AED 200 to AED 600 (around €45 – €135) per empty seat, plus applicable taxes depending on flight sector.  Customers will not be able to pre-book empty seats, as these are subject to availability.

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