Depending on your route and travel class, we offer you the option to reserve a seat up to 48 hours before departure. You can choose your seat during your booking, or later using your profile and the seat plan.
You will find further information in the conditions for early seat reservations.
It is possible that for operational reasons, SWISS might have to change your seat reservation at a later time. In this event, we will try to allocate you a seat of equal value (window/aisle).
The seat choice will only appear in the profile or in “Manage my bookings" if it is possible to choose a seat on your booked flights. Please observe the conditions for choosing a seat.
There are two different types of seat plan. We can display a detailed seat plan for flights that are operated by SWISS. We show a simplified version of the seat plans for flights that are operated by partner airlines on behalf of SWISS (wetlease).
Yes, you can, provided you meet the Conditions for an online seat booking.
Yes, and the conditions are the same as for adults (does not apply to children to the age of 2 years)
This service is not yet available online. If you would like to change a booking to a higher seat category, please contact our Service Center.
You can select a seat category for each passenger individually. It is possible to reserve seats for all passengers or only some of them.
Your seat reservation will no longer be valid. Find out more under Legal information.
The Preferred zone is in the front section of Economy Class. On the aircraft types A 319 to A321, it is the first 4 rows directly behind the Business Class curtain. On the Airbus A 330 and A 340 it is the first section in Economy. You will be able to see exactly where it is on the seating plan when you book.
You will automatically be allocated a seat when you check in.
Seat reservations are not transferable.
Have you changed your mind? That's not a problem. Just find your trip under Manage my bookings, and reserve your seat there later.
Of course, you can still choose from the available seats, free of charge, when you check in for your flight. Check-in normally starts 23 hours before departure. Please note that the choice may be limited.
If SWISS has to change your seat reservation, perhaps if the aircraft type is changed at the last minute, then SWISS will automatically do its best to reserve a new seat of equal quality for you. If it is not possible to reserve an equal seat for you, you may apply to receive a Refund of the charge online.
SWISS HON Circle Members and Senators may reserve their seats, and those of their travel companions, in advance regardless of their travel class free of charge (except for Economy Light fare). In order to receive the correct seats, please book in with your membership number. Passengers in First and Business Class can also reserve a seat in advance, free of charge, regardless of their SWISS status.
We offer you the opportunity to reserve the seats for each leg separately online. If a leg is being flown by a partner airline, we offer you the opportunity to choose a preferred seat. Passengers travelling together will automatically be seated next to each other. Please note that seat reservations with other airlines are not binding.
Advance seat reservations are only valid on flights operated by SWISS and, in the case of code share flights with a partner airline, if the SWISS flight number is booked.
Seats can be reserved on Edelweiss flights provided the Conditions for seat reservations are met.
No; apart from the standard OPC when you book a flight, there is no additional OPC for reserving a seat.
You can use any of the payment methods offered on swiss.com to pay for new seat reservations. If you would like to add a seat reservation at a later date, you can pay by any method except for vouchers.
If SWISS moves the passenger for operational reasons, then the passenger will get his money back. If the passenger is moved because he does not comply with the conditions for a seat near an emergency exit, then the customer is not entitled to reimbursement.
You can change your current seat. If you change to a lower seat category the difference will not be reimbursed. However, if you change to a higher price class, you must pay the difference.
No; certain categories are not permitted for safety reasons: passengers with limited mobility, babies and children to 12 years of age, unaccompanied minors and pregnant women.
Seats with extra legroom are usually at the emergency exits. Special Conditions apply when reserving these seats.
Seats for special-category passengers will remain free of charge according to their requirements.