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What is Reserve Your Seat?

Reserve Your Seat allows customers travelling in Economy Class to reserve a Regular Seat or an Extra-legroom Seat in advance for an additional fee, for flights operated by Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon.

Extra-legroom Seat reservations

You can reserve an Extra-legroom Seat during online booking, via Manage My Booking^, through travel agents or by calling our Reservations Office upon ticket issuance, up to 24 hours before departure or during check-in at our counters.

Extra-legroom Seats will be assigned to eligible customers only when payment of applicable fees has been received.

* Not applicable to check-ins at Self Check-in Kiosks

^ Seats can be reserved via Manage My Booking up to 55 hours prior to departure and are subject to eligibility

Not everyone is suitable for sitting in an Extra-legroom seat, as occupants may be obligated to fulfil certain safety requirements. For more information, please visit our "Extra-legroom Seat" page for details.

No refund will be given to passengers who fail to meet the safety requirements, although he or she will be re-assigned to a regular Economy seat.

Cathay Pacific Airways and Cathay Dragon have the sole discretion, at check-in or boarding, to determine whether a passenger meets the requirements to occupy an Extra-legroom Seat.

Seat maps are available for each of our aircraft on our website. Please note that the seat maps are for reference only. 

No Asia Miles will be rewarded for the amount paid for Extra-legroom Seats.

No refund will be given for Regular Seat or Extra-legroom Seat reservations if, in accordance with the fare rules of your ticket, you wish to modify, cancel, or make any voluntary changes to your flight.

For refund policies and further information on "Reserve Your Seat" purchases, please visit our Regular seat page or our Extra legroom seat page.

Regular Seat reservations

This is a new service for customers travelling on lower fare Economy class tickets - including Economy Super Saver, Economy Save, and Fanfares tickets - who are otherwise not eligible to reserve their preferred seats in advance of check-in. Customers can reserve their preferred seats for an additional fee up to 48 hours before departure. However, it is free when customers:

  • Travel with child/infant in the same booking
  • Travel with Silver member of Marco Polo Club* or above in the same booking
  • Are oneworld® frequent fliers (Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald)
  • Please note that reservation is complimentary once online check-in is open within 48 hours of your flight's departure.

You can reserve your preferred seats during online booking, through travel agents, or by calling our Reservations Office upon ticket issuance up to 48 hours before departure.

Regular Seats are assigned to eligible customers for an additional fee on a first-come, first-served basis on flights operated by Cathay Pacific Airways and Cathay Dragon.

No Asia Miles will be rewarded for the amount paid for Regular Seats.

Changing a paid Regular Seat reservation to another date or flight is currently not available online. If you change your flight booking on our website, you’ll need to contact your local reservation office or Global Contact Centre to transfer your paid Regular Seat reservation to your new date or flight. Please note: seat selection is subject to the availability of requested seat.

No refund will be given for Regular Seat or Extra-legroom Seat reservations if, in accordance with the fare rules of your ticket, you wish to modify, cancel, or make any voluntary changes to your flight.

For refund policies and further information on "Reserve Your Seat" purchases, please visit our Regular seat page or our Extra legroom seat page.