Seat selection

Add some peace of mind to your flight by purchasing a seat in advance when booking your flight or later via Manage booking. You can also purchase your seat by contacting our customer service or your travel agent.

Prices may vary; you can see the exact prices during the booking process.

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Intercontinental flights

Economy Comfort seat

Enjoy 8–13 cm of extra legroom, a personal travel kit, and a seat in the first five rows of Economy Class.

Economy Comfort also includes Priority boarding in Group 2, noise-cancelling headphones to use on board, and internet access for one hour.

Extra legroom seat

This seat has maximum legroom with no seat or wall in front, so stretch as far as your legs can go. Be amongst the first to board with Priority boarding in Group 2. 

Extra legroom seats on intercontinental flights are also Exit row seats.

Front row seat

Located in the first row of the rear cabin section, these Economy Class seats offer extra legroom. 

One or two front row seats on each aircraft are also equipped with a baby bassinet.

Preferred long-haul

Preferred seat

A standard seat starting on the sixth row in Economy Class. Exit amongst the first passengers.

Window, aisle or middle seat

Reserve a window or aisle seat or sit together with your travel companions.

Flights within Finland, Europe and the Middle East

Seat and Meal package

Enjoy a delicious three-course meal and a seat in the first four rows of Economy Class. Seat and Meal also includes a drink of your choice from the onboard menu and Priority boarding in Group 2.

Extra legroom seat

Seat with maximum legroom to stretch as far as your legs can go. Be amongst the first to board with Priority boarding in Group 2. 

Front of cabin seat

A standard Economy Class seat starting on the fifth row. Exit amongst the first passengers.

Window, aisle or middle seat

Reserve a window or aisle seat or sit together with your travel companions.

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 and be able to open the exit door and assist the crew if needed. It is not possible to use an extension belt on exit row seats.

Special cases

You can select a seat free of charge in the following cases:

  • You’re travelling with a Business Class ticket.
  • You’re travelling with a PRO/fully flexible ticket.
  • You’re travelling with a Finnair Plus award ticket (standard seats only).
  • You’re a Finnair Plus Platinum member.
  • You’re a Finnair Plus Gold member (excluding Economy Comfort seats)
  • You’re a oneworld Emerald member (reservations through Finnair Customer service).
  • You’re a oneworld Sapphire member (excluding Economy Comfort seats. Reservations through Finnair Customer service).
  • You’re travelling to or from Japan on a Finnair-operated flight and have purchased a ticket in class K, M, P, T or G (standard seats only).

If you haven’t reserved a seat in advance, you can still purchase an Economy Comfort seat, a seat with extra legroom or a front row seat at check-in on intercontinental flights or an Economy Comfort seat on flights within Europe and the Middle East.

Other seats are free of charge at the check-in phase. Online check-in opens 36 hours before departure (or 24 hours before departure for flights to or from the United States).

If you are travelling with children and you decide not to reserve seats in advance, the system will make sure each child (under 12) is seated with at least one adult from your group.

You can reserve a seat in advance for a flight operated and marketed by Finnair. If you are travelling on a flight operated by Finnair but your ticket has been issued by another airline, please choose your seat at check-in. If you are travelling on a flight operated by Finnair’s partner airline, the rules of this airline apply (including baggage policies, purchasing travel extras and special service requests).

Terms and conditions

A requested seat cannot be guaranteed, as it may need to be changed for operational, safety or security reasons.

The fee is non-refundable if you cancel the flight, are involuntarily upgraded, or in case you are not suitable to sit in the seat type selected.

The fee may be refunded if you use your Finnair Plus points or an upgrade benefit to upgrade your travel class, or if you cannot be seated in the reserved seat or in a suitable alternative seat due to Finnair.

Changes of dates are possible according to the terms and conditions of your ticket. If you have reserved a paid seat and you change your flight times in accordance with your fare rules, you need to reserve your paid seat again for the new flight. You may then apply for a refund of the costs of the seat reservation on the original flight.