If you have your heart set on a specific seat when you are flying with Air France, it may cost you. Depending on your flight and fare, you may have to pay to choose your seat.

Do I need to Pay for My Seat?

You can pay to choose your seat upon booking or up to 30 hours before your flight. The price varies by your destination, travel dates, type of fare, and more, so you won’t know what it will cost you until you go to book your flight.

You can pay using Flying Blue Miles or Blue Credits. There are some exceptions to this rule, including status members, passengers with reduced mobility, and more. Contact Air France customer service for assistance.

When is it Free to Choose My Seat?

Passengers in first class do not need to pay to choose their seats. This is included in the price of the fare.

Additionally, you are able to choose your seat for free when you check into your flight. Check-in opens 30 hours before your flight’s departure, so make sure to set an alarm if you don’t want to pay to choose seats. You can also choose your seat at the airport when you are checking your bags before your boarding pass is printed.

You are able to choose your seats for free in economy, premium economy, and business upon check in.


If you want to choose your seat in advance of check-in, you will need to pay for the privilege unless you’re in first class. Otherwise, it’s free 30 hours before your flight.


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