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Early seat booking policy


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To improve your in-flight comfort and allow you to sit with your family and travel companions, we offer the possibility of choosing your seat earlier and at a much better price than at the airport. Check the conditions here, depending on the cabin class you wish to fly in.

You can request your seat from the time you buy your ticket, or later from Booking management, at Online check-in

Business

When you travel in Iberia Business Plus, Business Club or Business Class you can choose your seat early, free of charge, from the time you place the booking and without having to have your ticket issued.

Economy XL seats

You can reserve Economy XL seats on our Iberia, Iberia Express and Iberia Regional Air Nostrum flights, which give you more space for enhanced comfort. These seats are located at the aircraft emergency exits, so to sit there you must be capable of working with the crew in emergency situations and meet a number of requirements.

Special requirements for emergency seats

You can reserve an XL seat when you book your flight, for a fee. If you don’t know your ticket conditions, find out at Booking Management.

Not all seats in the emergency exit rows are XL (they don’t all have extra space) and their prices vary. Please keep this in mind to choose the seat you really want.

Prices for Economy tickets with the possibility of choosing a seat

Up to 36 hours* In check-in online between 24 hours** Purchase at Airports
Domestic flights (except Canary Islands) €10 / USD 14 €15 / USD 20 €20 / USD 28
Flights Europe, Canary Islands, Africa (except Angola) and Middle East €15 / USD 20 €20 / USD 28 €30 / USD 40
Flights USA, Puerto Rico and Canada €65 / USD 88 €65 / USD 88 €80 / USD 105
Flights rest of America and Angola €65 / USD 88 €70 / USD 95 €80 / USD 105

*Early purchase: Up to 36 hours before the flight's departure
**If you check in online more than 24 hours prior to flight's departure the amount for advanced purchase will be applied

Economy

Depending on fare and ticket conditions, you can choose your seat on our Iberia, Iberia Express and Iberia Regional Air Nostrum flights. If you don’t know your ticket conditions, find out at Booking Management

If your ticket does not allow you to select a seat at no extra cost, you will be assigned one at random when you check in. To ensure you get your preferred seating, we offer the possibility of choosing it when you book, paying a charge:

Prices for Economy tickets with the possibility of choosing a seat

Up to 36 hours* In check-in online between 24 hours** Purchase at Airports
Domestic flights (except Canary Islands) €4 / USD 5 €6 / USD 8 €8 / USD 11
Flights Europe, Canary Islands, Africa (except Angola) and Middle East €10 / USD 14 €15 / USD 20 €20 / USD 28
Flights USA, Puerto Rico and Canada €30 / USD 40 €30 / USD 40 €40 / USD 55
Flights rest of America and Angola €30 / USD 40 €35 / USD 50 €40 / USD 55

*Early purchase: Up to 36 hours before the flight's departure
**If you check in online more than 24 hours prior to the flight's departure the amount for advanced purchase will be applied

Prices valid from 22 October 2013 and subject to change.

You can also book and purchase seats from customer call centres, Iberia ticket sales offices and travel agencies.

If you haven’t chosen a seat prior to check-in, you will be assigned one for free and at random when you get your boarding pass.

Seats can only be reserved for flights operated by Iberia, Iberia Express or Iberia Regional Air Nostrum. For flights operated by other carriers or flights with codes IB4XXX, IB5XXX or IB7XXX, please consult your operator. Iberia may change the allocation of booked seats for reasons of operation, safety or control.

You can consult the terms and conditions for reserving a paid seat here


Exceptional cases

Iberia Plus Customers
Tickets bought with Avios
Children travelling alone
Customers with a disability
Groups

See how this applies on flights operated by

  • British Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Finnair
  • US Airways