Pre-Selected Seating

As FlySafair, we understand the need to sit comfortably amongst your loved ones when flying with us. This is why we give our customers the option to pre-select a seat when making a flight reservation for a small fee. This way you can be sure that you'll be seated where you want to sit on the aircraft.

Customers who don't opt for pre-selected seats during booking will have seats automatically assigned to them during check-in. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees that there will be seats available for friends and family to sit next to one another, so we highly recommend pre-selected seating to ensure that you can all travel together.

Pre-flight seat selection is available to you during the booking process on our website at or you may call our Customer Service Centre at 087 357 0030 to pre-book your seats. These seat bookings need to be done no later than 4 hours before flight departure. Don't forget to book early to avoid disappointment as seats are limited. .

Pre-Selected Seating Prices

Pre-Selected Regular Seats R30
Pre-Selected Seats Front of Aircraft R50
Extra Leg-Room Seats R70

Extra-Leg Room

For a bit of extra comfort during the flight, you can purchase Extra Leg-Room emergency exit seats. These seats are generally situated in the emergency exit rows and offer very generous leg-room and personal space. You can select these seats for R70.

Please note that passengers occupying these seats need to be willing and able to assist in opening the emergency exit doors in the event of an emergency.

Emergency Row or Priority Seats

Emergency Exit Row Seating, or any row directly forward or aft of an emergency exit, for the purpose of safety during an evacuation is restricted to able-bodied passengers over the age of 16 years. For the purposes of clarity, and in accordance with the requirements of the South African Civil Aviation Regulations, the following persons may not occupy an emergency exit row seat:

  • reduced mobility and special needs passengers;
  • pregnant passengers;
  • young persons under the age of 16;
  • adults travelling with infants; and
  • any passenger, based on the cabin crew's sole discretion and evaluation, not deemed to comply with the definition of an able-bodied passenger.

The seats situated between the cockpit and the over-wing exists are considered to be the front of the aircraft. These row numbers can vary by aircraft type but generally cover rows 3 - 15. There is a seat map on our booking flow that clearly indicates which seats are allocated to each price category and where they are situated.

Blocked Seat

Are you looking for more privacy or additional space on that next business trip or romantic weekend getaway? Well, our Blocked Seat option is the solution for you. Keep working comfortably with more space and privacy, or keep your flight romantic and book the entire row for you and your loved one. You can add this service to your reservation on the seat selection page during the booking process.

How to book a Blocked Seat:

Booking a blocked seat can easily be done on the seat selection page on the website during the booking process.

Step 1

Step 1

Select any open window or aisle seat (Column A, C, D or F) with an open seat next to it to activate the blocked seat button in the passenger name list.

Step 2

Step 2

Tap/click on the "Add Blocked Seat" under the selected passenger's name.

Step 3

Step 3

Repeat steps 1 and 2, for all passengers that need a blocked seat.

Step 4

Step 4

Upon completing steps 1 to 3, click on "Next Seat Selection" if you are booking a return flight or "Continue" for a one-way flight to resume the booking process.

Changing Flights

Pre-booked seats are only guaranteed for your original flight. If you change your flight, somebody might have already booked the seat you previously selected, and you will have to choose another seat that is available.