Pick your favourite seat in economy class on select Air India flights to enjoy additional comfort during your journey.
Rules for preferred seating on Air India flights
- Seat reservation is free for first and business-class travellers on select routes operated by Air India. Preferred seat selection in the economy class is available on select routes operated by Air India. However, this option is not available on Air India codeshare flights.
- Preferred seating is only open for window, aisle and middle seats in the front and middle zone of the aircraft. All seats in the rear section are currently available free of charge on our website on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Travellers can buy preferred seats up to four hours before departure.
- Paid seats do not include infant bassinets, which continue to be charge-free, subject to availability.
- You can visit the Manage Booking section of the website to book preferred seats.
Eligibility criteria for emergency exit row seats
In compliance with the exit row seating guidelines laid by the Director General of Civil Aviation, travellers on seats next to the emergency exit doors must:
- Be able to observe the written or pictorial safety instructions related to emergency evacuation in English or Hindi. Else they must be able to understand the commands spoken by the crew.
- Be able-bodied and have sufficient physical strength, dexterity and mobility to open and pass through the emergency exit doors without assistance or impeding others.
- Be in good health during check-in, boarding, and the flight.
- Be above 15 years of age on the date of the flight.
- Not be pregnant or an unaccompanied minor.
- Not be a passenger with restricted mobility, which includes persons with a physical or intellectual disability, persons who are using a wheelchair or other assistive devices, and persons who are impaired due to any other cause as they may endanger themselves or others in the event of an emergency.
- Not be directly responsible for the caring of children, infants, elderly or passengers with restricted mobility.
- Not be under the influence of any intoxicating substance at check-in, boarding, and during the flight.
- Not requiring an extension seat belt due to large body size; and not using the in-flight entertainment system during aircraft taxi, take-off or landing.
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