Select a Seat

Once the ticket has been issued, you can select your customer’s seat on any Qantas operated flight up to 3 hours prior to departure through Manage Booking, or via your Technology Partner connected to the Qantas Distribution Platform and other technology partners.
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Qantas NDC Call Out

Seat selection can be processed with ease via the Qantas Distribution Platform.

General Information

Qantas Complimentary Seat Selection

Seat Selection is complimentary when:

  • travelling on any Qantas operated domestic service
  • travelling internationally in Economy on a Saver or Flex Fare
  • travelling internationally in First, Business or Premium Economy
  • travelling internationally as a Platinum One, Platinum, Gold or Silver Frequent Flyers or equivalent oneworld or Emirates Skywards Frequent Flyer,
  • travelling internationally as a Bronze Qantas Frequent Flyer on any Qantas operated flight when booked direct with Qantas,
  • travelling on a Economy Classic Flight Reward, or
  • on the same booking and travelling with any of the above mentioned travellers.

Disclaimer: Where customers select seats free of charge during check-in (available online from 24 hours before departure), or do not select their seat at all, our airport staff will endeavour to accommodate parties travelling together if seats are available.

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Seat Selection Fee

Until 18 April 2024

The following Seat Selection fees apply for customers who are Bronze or non Qantas Frequent Flyers travelling on International Economy Sales Fares~ in N/Q/O/E classes who have not booked direct with Qantas.

Flights Routes Seat Selection
Domestic All Free
International short-haul Australia-New Zealand,  Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga A$15
International medium-haul Australia to/from Asia, and Honolulu  A$40
International long-haul Australia to/from London/Rome, Australia to North America, Johannesburg and Santiago, Singapore to London A$45

From 18 April 2024

The following Seat Selection fees apply for customers who are Bronze or non Qantas Frequent Flyers travelling on International Economy Sales Fares~ in N/Q/O/E classes who have not booked direct with Qantas.

There is no fee for Seat Selection on Australian domestic flights.

The cost of preferred seating on international flights is dependent on the flight and the booking source.

Route or Mileage Restriction QF NDC or QF Direct GDS (Edifact)
SYD/MEL/BNE/PER to SIN or v.v. AUD40.00 AUD47.00
Zone 1 - Up to 1000 miles AUD10.00 AUD15.00
Zone 2 - Between 1001 and 2200 miles AUD15.00 AUD20.00
Zone 3 - Between 2201 and 5100 miles AUD45.00 AUD52.00
Zone 4 - Between 5101 and 6500 miles AUD50.00 AUD60.00
Zone 5 - Between 6501 and 9300 miles AUD55.00 AUD65.00
Zone 6 - 9301 miles and above AUD70.00 AUD80.00
Zone Zone Definition
Zone 1 Darwin-Dili, Brisbane-Noumea, Brisbane-Norfolk Island
Zone 2 New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Fiji, Port Moresby, Noumea, Tonga
Zone 3 Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Samoa, Philippines, Thailand, Hawaii
Zone 4 South Korea, India
Zone 5 Perth-London/Rome/Paris, Auckland-New York, USA (except Sydney-New York), Canada, Chile, South Africa
Zone 6 Sydney-New York, United Kingdom, Italy, France

Ensure your customers take their seat receipt (for purchased seats), boarding pass and Qantas booking reference with them to the airport. Seat selection cannot be guaranteed as seats may need to be changed for operational, safety or security reasons, even after boarding the aircraft.

Important Information

~No agency commissions will be payable on these charges.

*Seat selection fees apply for all economy sale fares booked in E/O/Q/N on international flights when not booked direct with Qantas

+Seats can only be selected on Qantas international flights QF1 - 199 and Qantas domestic and regional flights (excluding services operated by De Havilland DHC aircraft). On De Havilland DHC regional services you can request a preference for an aisle or window seat. 

**Where customers select seats free of charge during check-in (available online from 24 hours before departure), or do not select their seat at all, our airport staff will endeavour to accommodate parties travelling together if seats are available.

Preferred Seating

Preferred seating gives Silver, Bronze and non-Frequent Flyer members the option to purchase seats towards the front of the economy cabin. The following fees apply:

Until 18 April 2024

Domestic and Regional From A$5 - A$15 depending on the length of the flight
Short Haul International  A$20 
Medium Haul International  A$45 
Long Haul International  A$45

From 18 April 2024

The cost of preferred seating is dependent on the flight and the booking source.

Australian Domestic

Route Mileage Restriction QF NDC or QF Direct GDS (Edifact)
Domestic Short Up to 750 miles AUD7.00 AUD9.00
Domestic Mid 751 to 1500 miles AUD12.00 AUD14.00
Domestic Long Over 1500 miles  AUD17.00 AUD19.00

International

Route or Mileage Restriction QF NDC or QF Direct GDS (Edifact)
SYD/MEL/BNE/PER to SIN v.v. AUD45.00 AUD52.00
Zone 1 -Up to 1000 miles AUD15.00 AUD20.00
Zone 2 - Between 1001 and 2200 miles AUD20.00 AUD25.00
Zone 3 - Between 2201 and 5100 miles AUD50.00 AUD57.00
Zone 4 - Between 5101 and 6500 miles AUD55.00 AUD65.00
Zone 5 - Between 6501 and 9300 miles AUD65.00 AUD75.00
Zone 6 - 9301 miles and above AUD80.00 AUD90.00
Zone Zone Definition
Zone 1 Darwin-Dili, Brisbane-Noumea, Brisbane-Norfolk Island
Zone 2 New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Fiji, Port Moresby, Noumea, Tonga
Zone 3 Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Samoa, Philippines, Thailand, Hawaii
Zone 4 South Korea, India
Zone 5 Perth-London/Rome/Paris, Auckland-New York, USA (except Sydney-New York), Canada, Chile, South Africa
Zone 6 Sydney-New York, United Kingdom, Italy, France

Seat with Bassinet

Customers travelling with an infant can confirm a seat with bassinet in advance of travel. A limited number of bassinets are available on international routes operated by Qantas B787, A380 and A330 aircraft. There is no charge for customers travelling internationally in First, Business or Premium Economy. Seats with bassinet are not available on domestic and regional routes.  

The following charges apply per sector for all economy customers:

Until 18 April 2024

Medium Haul International  A$40
Long Haul International  A$45

From 18 April 2024

The cost of a seat with bassinet is dependent on the flight and the booking source.

Route or Mileage Restriction QF NDC or QF Direct GDS (Edifact)
SYD/MEL/BNE/PER to SIN or v.v. AUD50.00 AUD57.00
SIN to LON or v.v. AUD60.00 AUD70.00
Zone 1 - Up to 1000 miles AUD20.00 AUD25.00
Zone 2 - Between 1001 and 2200 miles AUD25.00 AUD30.00
Zone 3 - Between 2201 and 5100 miles AUD60.00 AUD67.00
Zone 4 - Between 5101 and 6500 miles AUD70.00 AUD80.00
Zone 5 - Between 6501 and 9300 miles AUD80.00 AUD90.00
Zone 6 - 9301 miles and above AUD110.00 AUD120.00
Zone Zone Definition
Zone 1 Darwin-Dili, Brisbane-Noumea, Brisbane-Norfolk Island
Zone 2 New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Fiji, Port Moresby, Noumea, Tonga
Zone 3 Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Samoa, Philippines, Thailand, Hawaii
Zone 4 South Korea, India
Zone 5 Perth-London/Rome/Paris, Auckland-New York, USA (except Sydney-New York), Canada, Chile, South Africa
Zone 6 Sydney-New York, United Kingdom, Italy, France

This charge includes the seat with bassinet only. A cost may apply for any adjacent seats booked. Refer to Seat Selection Fee

Seats with bassinet can be requested at check-in free of charge subject to availability. 

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Neighbour Free

Neighbour Free gives economy customers the opportunity to enjoy more space throughout their flight.by reserving the free seat next to them and is currently available on selected Australian domestic and international routes.

Customers can check their eligibility for Neighbour Free by submitting their booking reference and last name via the Neighbour Free widget on qantas.com. Neighbour Free can be requested from 48 hours before the scheduled flight departure until up to 1 hour before departure for Australian domestic flights and 2 hours for international flights.

Further Information:

  • No servicing is required by the travel agent.
  • Availability is limited so advise your customer to book early. 
  • Costs vary for each route.  
  • Once booked, the Neighbour Free seat can be identified in the booking as SSR SBLK NFS 28B (seat number)
  • Neighbour Free seats cannot be used for infant seating, carry-on baggage or musical instruments.  
  • If voluntary or involuntary changes to the selected seat after purchase result in the neighbour free being forfeited, the customer is eligible for a refund, 
  • Refer to the full terms and conditionsOpens in a new tab or window for more information. 

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Payments and Refunds

Seat Selection Payments Made Through Manage Booking

Payment by credit card for Seat Selection can be made through Manage Booking, once your customer’s ticket has been issued.

If your customer’s seat is changed by Qantas for operational, safety or security reasons or they are affected by a flight disruption, you may apply for a refund after departure by completing the refund formOpens in a new tab or window.

Refunds can only be requested after departure of the affected flight. Refund requests must be lodged no later than 3 months after the affected flight.

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Seat Selection Payment Made Through Your Technology Partner

Payment through an EMD is required for Seat Selection with a fee. 

Where a change to Seat Selection is permitted a new EMD-A must be issued.

If your customer’s seat is changed by Qantas for operational, safety or security reasons or your customer is affected by a flight disruption, you may apply for a refund once travel is completed through BSPlink. 

Please ensure you include the full details and reason for the refund request.

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