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Seats on long-haul flights

See our seat options for long-haul flights to and from North America, Asia and the Middle East. You may also find these seats on selected short-haul routes within Europe if the flights are operated with our A350 or A330 aircraft.

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Business Class seats

Preferred seat

A Business Class seat by the window with direct aisle access. A solo seat with maximum privacy.​ 

Standard seat

A Business Class seat between the aisles with direct aisle access. You can lower the automatic divider when travelling with a companion.

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Premium Economy seats

Preferred seat

A Premium Economy seat with no seat in front. Enjoy at least 67cm (26.5") of space in front of the seat and a 16" personal entertainment screen mounted on the wall.

On flights within Europe, these seats are called Premium seats, and they are considered part of Economy Class as our Premium Economy Class is only available on long-haul routes.

Standard seat

A Premium Economy seat with a seat pitch of 96.5cm (38”) and a 13” personal entertainment screen. 

On flights within Europe, these seats are called Premium seats, and they are considered part of Economy Class as our Premium Economy Class is only available on long-haul routes.

Get to know our Premium Economy Class

Economy Class seats

Comfort seat

A seat in the front section of Economy Class with at least 7.5 cm (3”) of extra legroom.

Extra Legroom seat

A seat with maximum possible legroom and personal space in the cabin. There is no seat in front, and you will have at least 130cm (51,5”) of space to enjoy in front of your seat.

Extra Legroom seats are located on the exit row – find out more about the eligibility requirements below.

Front Row seat

Located in the first row of the forward and rear cabin sections, these Economy Class seats offer extra legroom and personal space. There is no seat in front, and you will have guaranteed 50–70cm (20”–28”) of space to enjoy in front of your seat.​

One or two Front Row seats on each aircraft are also equipped with a baby bassinet.

Preferred seat

A seat in the popular section within the first nine rows of Economy Class. Exit amongst the first passengers.

Standard seat

A Standard seat is a good choice to assure sitting next to your travel companions, either in the aisle, next to the window or in the middle of the row.

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Seats on exit row

Note that most Extra Legroom seats and a few Standard seats are also exit row seats and have added responsibilities, including assisting fellow passengers in the event of an emergency.

To select an exit row seat, you must

  • be at least 12 years old
  • speak and understand English or Finnish
  • be able to open the exit door and assist the crew if needed.

You cannot sit in an exit row seat if you are in need of a wheelchair or medical assistance, have reduced mobility or visual or hearing impairment, or are travelling with an infant or a pet in the cabin.

It is not possible to use an extension belt on exit row seats.

A requested seat cannot be guaranteed, as it may need to be changed for operational, safety or security reasons, for example if the aircraft type changes. In such cases, Finnair aims to provide the most suitable alternative.

Paid seats can be refunded if: 

  • Finnair cannot offer you the requested seat type or a suitable alternative. See further details below. 
  • You upgrade your travel class online. In this case, the paid seat will be refunded automatically, and you do not need to apply for a refund. 
  • You change your flight times in accordance with your fare rules. In this case, you need to purchase your seat again for the new flight and then apply for a refund of the cost of the seat reservation on the original flight. 
  • The seat reservation was made seven days or more prior to the flight's scheduled departure time and you cancel it within 24 hours from the purchase.

Paid seats will not be refunded if: 

  • You cancel the flight. 
  • You are not suitable to sit in the selected seat type, for example Exit row seat. 
  • You have selected a Standard or Preferred seat, and you are seated a maximum of five rows from the originally selected seat, and the position of the seat in relation to the window or aisle does not change. 
  • You change your initial paid seat or an alternative seat provided by Finnair yourself to a seat of the same or lower price, or to a seat in a different part of the cabin. The new seat you selected is considered a suitable alternative and is not eligible for a refund.
  • You have selected a Front Row seat or Extra Legroom seat, and you are seated in a different seat of the same type. 
  • Finnair moves you to a higher travel class or offers you a seat with a higher value.

if you are eligible for a refund, please fill in the refund form.

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