If you have a flight coming up and you have trouble with turbulence, you may want to sit near the center of the plane, where turbulence is lowest. If you like looking out the window while you fly, you probably want a window seat. And if you need a little more elbow room, you'll want a seat by the aisle. If you are flying with British Airways then it should be easy for you to select the kind of seat you want.
You can either select your seat at the time you book your flight or afterward. Either way, follow these instructions:
If you fall into any of these categories, you won't have to pay to select your seat:
Everyone not in one of these groups will have to pay to select their seat, whether at the time of booking or afterward. This includes everyone flying on a Basic ticket. The price for selecting your seat will vary with the cabin you are traveling in and the kind of seat you want. You will be given the price when you make your booking, or from the Manage My Booking page.
If you have any questions about getting the seat you want, you can contact a British Airways customer service representative by phone or help forum.
After thousands of British Airways customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem (and many others), we decided it was time to publish instructions. So we put together How Do I Select My Seats on My British Airways Flight? to try to help. It takes time to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting British Airways if necessary. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with guidance from this page.
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