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Preferred Seating

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 zones 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 remain 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. 

Pricing by sector

Learn more about flight rates to and from different destinations across the globe.

RegionOriginDestinationBulkhead (Front Row) & emergency exit rowWindow and aisle seatMiddle seat
All domestic flights including domestic sectors of international flights INR 1000INR 350INR 200

Region     OriginDestinationBulk head (Front Row) & Emergency Exit RowWindow and Aisle seatMiddle seat
USAMumbai/DelhiJFK-NewYorkUSD 75USD 50USD 20
Mumbai/DelhiEWR-NewarkUSD 75USD 50USD 20
Bengaluru/DelhiSFO-San FranciscoUSD 75USD 50USD 20
Hyderabad/DelhiORD-ChicagoUSD 75USD 50USD 20
DelhiIAD-WashingtonUSD 75USD 50USD 20
AhmedabadEWR-NewarkUSD 75USD 50USD 20
CanadaDelhiYYZ-TorontoUSD 75USD 50USD 20
DelhiYVR-VancouverUSD 75USD 50USD 20

Region     OriginDestinationBulkhead (Front Row)
& Emergency Exit Row
Window
and Aisle seat
Middle seat
UKDelhi/Mumbai/Ahmedabad London (Heathrow)USD 60USD 30USD 10
Bengaluru London (Heathrow)USD 60USD 30USD 10
Amritsar/Delhi BirminghamUSD 60USD 30USD 10
Kolkata London (Heathrow)USD 60USD 30USD 10
Amritsar London (Heathrow)USD 60USD 30USD 10
Goa London (Heathrow)USD 60USD 30USD 10
Kochi London (Heathrow)USD 60USD 30USD 10
Hyderabad London (Heathrow)USD 60USD 30USD 10
Chennai London (Heathrow)USD 60USD 30USD 10

Region

    Origin

Destination

Bulkhead (Front Row)
& Emergency Exit Row

Window and Aisle seat

Middle seat
DubaiChennaiDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
MumbaiDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KozhikodeDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
HyderabadDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
GoaDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
BengaluruDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KolkataDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
IndoreDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
DelhiDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
AhmedabadDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
AmritsarDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KochiDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
SharjahChennaiSharjahUSD 30USD 10USD 05
ThiruvananthapuramSharjahUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KozhikodeSharjahUSD 30USD 10USD 05
Abu DhabiMumbaiAbu DhabiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
DelhiAbu DhabiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
BengaluruAbu DhabiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
HyderabadAbu DhabiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
ChennaiAbu DhabiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
MuscatDelhiMuscatUSD 30USD 10USD 05
MumbaiMuscatUSD 30USD 10USD 05
ChennaiMuscatUSD 30USD 10USD 05
HyderabadMuscatUSD 30USD 10USD 05
BengaluruMuscatUSD 30USD 10USD 05
AhmedabadMuscatUSD 30USD 10USD 05
VijayawadaMuscatUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KannurMuscatUSD 30USD 10USD 05
BahrainDelhiBahrainUSD 30USD 10USD 05
MumbaiBahrainUSD 30USD 10USD 05
BengaluruBahrainUSD 30USD 10USD 05
HyderabadBahrainUSD 30USD 10USD 05
ChennaiBahrainUSD 30USD 10USD 05
VijayawadaBahrainUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KochiBahrainUSD 30USD 10USD 05
DohaDelhiDohaUSD 30USD 10USD 05
MumbaiDohaUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KochiDohaUSD 30USD 10USD 05
ChennaiDohaUSD 30USD 10USD 05
HyderabadDohaUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KuwaitChennaiKuwaitUSD 30USD 10USD 05
GoaKuwaitUSD 30USD 10USD 05
AhmedabadKuwaitUSD 30USD 10USD 05
HyderabadKuwaitUSD 30USD 10USD 05
MumbaiKuwaitUSD 30USD 10USD 05
DelhiKuwaitUSD 30USD 10USD 05
VijayawadaKuwaitUSD 30USD 10USD 05

Region

    Origin

Destination

Bulkhead (Front Row)
& Emergency Exit Row

Window and Aisle seat

Middle seat
DubaiChennaiDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
MumbaiDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KozhikodeDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
HyderabadDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
GoaDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
BengaluruDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KolkataDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
IndoreDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
DelhiDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
AhmedabadDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
AmritsarDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KochiDubaiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
SharjahChennaiSharjahUSD 30USD 10USD 05
ThiruvananthapuramSharjahUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KozhikodeSharjahUSD 30USD 10USD 05
Abu DhabiMumbaiAbu DhabiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
DelhiAbu DhabiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
BengaluruAbu DhabiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
HyderabadAbu DhabiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
ChennaiAbu DhabiUSD 30USD 10USD 05
MuscatDelhiMuscatUSD 30USD 10USD 05
MumbaiMuscatUSD 30USD 10USD 05
ChennaiMuscatUSD 30USD 10USD 05
HyderabadMuscatUSD 30USD 10USD 05
BengaluruMuscatUSD 30USD 10USD 05
AhmedabadMuscatUSD 30USD 10USD 05
VijayawadaMuscatUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KannurMuscatUSD 30USD 10USD 05
BahrainDelhiBahrainUSD 30USD 10USD 05
MumbaiBahrainUSD 30USD 10USD 05
BengaluruBahrainUSD 30USD 10USD 05
HyderabadBahrainUSD 30USD 10USD 05
ChennaiBahrainUSD 30USD 10USD 05
VijayawadaBahrainUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KochiBahrainUSD 30USD 10USD 05
DohaDelhiDohaUSD 30USD 10USD 05
MumbaiDohaUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KochiDohaUSD 30USD 10USD 05
ChennaiDohaUSD 30USD 10USD 05
HyderabadDohaUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KuwaitChennaiKuwaitUSD 30USD 10USD 05
GoaKuwaitUSD 30USD 10USD 05
AhmedabadKuwaitUSD 30USD 10USD 05
HyderabadKuwaitUSD 30USD 10USD 05
MumbaiKuwaitUSD 30USD 10USD 05
DelhiKuwaitUSD 30USD 10USD 05
VijayawadaKuwaitUSD 30USD 10USD 05

RegionOriginDestinationBulkhead (Front Row) & Emergency Exit RowWindow and Aisle seatMiddle seat
AustraliaDelhiMelbourneUSD 40USD 20USD 10
DelhiSydneyUSD 40USD 20USD 10
JapanDelhiNRT-TokyoUSD 50USD 20USD 10
SingaporeMumbaiSingaporeUSD 30USD 10USD 5
ChennaiSingaporeUSD 30USD 10USD 5
DelhiSingaporeUSD 30USD 10USD 5
BengaluruSingaporeUSD 30USD 10USD 5
BangkokMumbaiBangkokUSD 30USD 10USD 5
DelhiBangkokUSD 30USD 10USD 5
ChandigarhBangkokUSD 30USD 10USD 5
BhubaneswarBangkokUSD 30USD 10USD 5
HongKong/SeoulDelhiHongkongUSD 30USD 10USD 5
MumbaiHongkongUSD 30USD 10USD 5
MumbaiSeoulUSD 50USD 20USD 10

RegionOriginDestinationBulkhead (Front Row)
Emergency Exit Row
Window
and Aisle seat
Middle seat
EuropeDelhi/MumbaiFrankfurtUSD 60USD 30USD 10
Chennai/DelhiParisUSD 60USD 30USD 10
BangaloreFrankfurtUSD 60USD 30USD 10
RegionOriginDestinationBulkhead (Front Row)
Emergency Exit Row
Window
and Aisle seat
Middle seat
IsraelDelhiTel AvivUSD 40USD 20USD 10
RiyadhDelhiRiyadhUSD 30USD 10USD 05
MumbaiRiyadhUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KochiRiyadhUSD 30USD 10USD 05
ThiruvananthapuramRiyadhUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KozhikodeRiyadhUSD 30USD 10USD 05
LucknowRiyadhUSD 30USD 10USD 05
HyderabadRiyadhUSD 30USD 10USD 05
JeddahDelhiJeddahUSD 30USD 10USD 05
MumbaiJeddahUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KochiJeddahUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KozhikodeJeddahUSD 30USD 10USD 05
LucknowJeddahUSD 30USD 10USD 05
HyderabadJeddahUSD 30USD 10USD 05
DammamDelhiDammamUSD 30USD 10USD 05
MumbaiDammamUSD 30USD 10USD 05
LucknowDammamUSD 30USD 10USD 05
AmritsarDammamUSD 30USD 10USD 05
HyderabadDammamUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KozhikodeDammamUSD 30USD 10USD 05
KochiDammamUSD 30USD 10USD 05
TrivandrumDammamUSD 30USD 10USD 05

RegionOriginDestinationBulkhead (Front Row) & Emergency Exit RowWindow and Aisle seatMiddle seat
MaleThiruvananthapuramMaleUSD 20USD 10USD 5
DelhiMaleUSD 20USD 10USD 5
BengaluruMaleUSD 20USD 10USD 5
ChennaiMaleUSD 20USD 10USD 5
MumbaiMaleUSD 20USD 10USD 5
KathmanduDelhiKathmanduUSD 20USD 10USD 5
YangonDelhiYangonUSD 20USD 10USD 5
KolkataYangonUSD 30USD 10USD 5
DhakaKolkataDhakaUSD 20USD 10USD 5
ColomboDelhiColomboUSD 20USD 10USD 5
MumbaiColomboUSD 20USD 10USD 5
VaranasiColomboUSD 20USD 10USD 5
ChennaiColomboUSD 20USD 10USD 5

Region     OriginDestinationBulkhead (Front Row) & Emergency Exit RowWindow and Aisle seatMiddle seat
KenyaMumbaiNairobiUSD 50USD 25USD 15
AhmedabadNairobiUSD 50USD 25USD 15
DelhiNairobiUSD 50USD 25USD 15

The preferred seat charges are for each flight/segment of your trip. If you have multiple flights/journeys, each segment is payable separately. For example, a San Francisco-Delhi-Bengaluru flight will attract two separate charges —San Francisco-Delhi and Delhi-Bengaluru. 

Note: Payments for preferred seats will be accepted in the local currency. 

Rules for a refund on paid preferred seats

  • The charges on preferred seats are fully refundable: 
  • If the booking is cancelled 48 hours before flight departure 
  • In case of a change in schedule or flight disruption 
  • The charges on the preferred seat are non-refundable if the passenger changes the itinerary within 48 hours of flight departure. 
  • Due to operational reasons, we may have to deploy other aircraft types to stick to the flight schedule. We will do our best to allocate you a similar seat or a seat in the same zone. If you have paid for the seat, we will refund the charges if we cannot offer you the selected seat or an equivalent. 

Disclaimer: Air India reserves the right to allot an alternate seat at any stage of the journey for operational or safety requirements without assigning any reasons. Passengers who select an Emergency Exit Row seat and do not meet any of these criteria at check-in, boarding or during the flight, may be reassigned to another seat without any refunds.

Note: Passengers who book an emergency exit row seat and do not meet these criteria at check-in, boarding or during the flight may be re-assigned to another seat without refunds. Air India reserves the right to allot an alternate seat at any stage of the journey for operational or safety requirements without giving any reason.