Qantas to remove seat selection fee on most international flights

Qantas International Sale
Travel News 01 Sep 2015

Qantas is set to slash the cost of choosing your seat before you fly overseas, with fees 'advance seat selection' fees reduced or removed entirely for the majority of economy tickets.

Under changes which kick in for bookings from 23 September 2015, Qantas will axe the $25 charge for Advance Seat Selection on all international tickets 'economy saver' and 'economy flex' fares.

On trans-Tasman flights, the Seat Selection fee will drop from $25 to $15.

But not every economy passenger will end up more in their pocket: travellers on the cheapest 'economy sale' fares on all other Qantas International flights will have to pony up $30 instead of $25 to pick their pew.

Free seat selection continues to come at no-cost in premium economy, business and first class, as well as being a perk of all Qantas Frequent Flyer status grades from Silver upwards.

The carrier stated that Economy Saver and Flex fare customers who selected their seat before 23 September 2015 will not be eligible for a refund of any Seat Selection charge paid, except where otherwise permitted in the Seat Selection terms and conditions.

If a customer makes changes to existing Seat Selection on the same flight after 23 September 2015, an adjustment may apply to the charge already paid and would be collected at the time of processing the seating change.


For more information please contact your travel manager.