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Seats on short-haul flights

We have introduced changes to selecting seats during check-in as of 1 June 2023.

See our seat options for short-haul flights within Europe operated with our A320, A321, A319, Embraer and ATR aircraft.

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Business Class seats

Standard seat

Enjoy added privacy with an empty middle seat beside you on our flights operated with Airbus A321, A320 and A319 fleet. 

Economy Class seats

Extra Legroom seat

A seat with the maximum possible legroom and personal space in the cabin. From 10–60cm of extra legroom depending on the aircraft type​.

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

Front Row seat

A seat located in the first row of the aircraft offering extra legroom and personal space. There is no seat in front, and you will have at least 53cm of space to stretch out in front of your seat.​

Two Front Row Seats on the A321 aircraft are also equipped with a baby bassinet. 

Preferred seat

An Economy Class seat in the popular section with 5–7.5 cm (2–3”) extra legroom. 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 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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