Seat reservation

Design your trip to your requirements and travel in your favourite seat. Decide for yourself whether you would like to reserve a standard seat, a seat with extra legroom or a seat in the preferred seating zone.

A video follows to explain the seat reservation options on Austrian Airlines flights.

A 360 view of Austrian Boeing 777

Experience the seats of your choice in a 360° tour.

Standard seat

Window, aisle or centre – the choice is yours. Reserve your preferred seat during booking or later via "My bookings" or in the online check-in – and you can do so as early as up to one year in advance.

Please note

  • Please note that with a confirmed reservation for a standard seat you have not purchased the right to a specific seat on board the aircraft (e.g. seat 3A), but to the standard seat category selected (aisle, centre or window seats).
  • Standard  seat reservations on intercontinental routes in Business Class remain free of charge (except Austrian Privacy Seat on long-haul flights by Boeing 777).
  • HON Circle Members and Senators can reserve standard seats free of charge (except in the "Economy Light" fare on short-haul flights) if they are still available at the time of flight booking.
Woman sleeps in the Austrian plane on a seat with more leg room

Extra legroom seat

Treat yourself to a seat with extra legroom on your next flight. These seats are generally located in the emergency exit rows and are distinguished by having more room than the front row.

Please note

  • With a confirmed reservation for an extra legroom seat, you have not purchased an entitlement to a specific seat on board the aircraft (for example seat 3A), but the selected category of extra legroom seats.
  • Pregnant women, passengers with small children or animals, passengers under 16 years of age and passengers who do not understand instructions in English or German are not permitted to sit in a row with an emergency exit.
  • HON Circle Members and Senators can reserve extra legroom seats free of charge on European flights (except in the "Economy Light" fare) if they are still available at the time of flight booking.
Austrian aircraft seats in the middle row with red cushions

Seat in the preferred seating zone

With Austrian Airlines you travel even simpler and faster because with a seat in the preferred seating zone you leave the aircraft even more swiftly after landing. The preferred seating zone is located in the front part of Economy Class.
On long-haul flights this area is behind our Premium Economy passengers and on short and medium-haul flights behind the Business Class passengers.

Please note

  • Please note that with a confirmed seat reservation for your preferred seating zone you have not purchased the right to a specific seat on board the aircraft (e.g. Seat 3A), but rather to the selected preferred seating zone category.
  • Extra legroom seats remain a separate product. Extra legroom rows are therefore not part of the preferred seating zone.
  • HON Circle Members and Senators can reserve seats in their preferred seating zone free of charge (except in the "Economy Light" fare on short-haul flights) if they are still available at the time of booking.
Man using laptop in business class

Privacy Seat in Business class

The Austrian Privacy Seat is a seat with no immediate neighbours, that is by the window and aisle at the same time. Enjoy your peace and quiet and work undisturbed, or relax in your reclining seat. Privacy Seats are available in Business Class on intercontinental flights with aircraft type Boeing 777.

Please note

  • HON Circle Members and Senators can continue to reserve Privacy Seats free of charge, subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • With a confirmed reservation for an Austrian Privacy Seat, you have not purchased a claim to a specific seat on board the aircraft (for example seat 3A), but the selected category of Privacy Seats.

Free adjacent seat

Passengers who want an additional seat next to theirs can book an extra seat. You can only book an extra seat via the Service Center.

If you want more comfort on board

Sometimes a little more space is exactly what you need. Give yourself that extra comfort and simply book the seat next to you as well.

Depending on the booking situation, you can reserve the adjacent seat and ensure that the seat is guaranteed to be free. Call our Service Center and get your extra space, subject to availability.

How to book your preferred seat

You can make your seat reservation either right at the time of booking or add it later.

  • Directly at the time of your flight booking at austrian.com
  • Online, under My bookings 
    Log in and select the flight on which you wish to book a seat reservation. You can reserve your preferred seat from one year in advance up to 48 hours before departure.
  • During online check-in
    You can make reservations from 47 hours before departure. Please note that only a few seats are available for selection shortly before departure.
  • From the Austrian Service Center
    Telephone our Service Center and book the seat of your choice on +43 5 1766 1000, Monday to Sunday from 08:00 to 20:00.
  • At the airport
    Enquire at the airport about booking available seats at the last minute.
  • At selected travel agencies

Do you have any questions?