What is Preferred Seat Selection and do I have to purchase my seat on Qatar Airways flights?

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Qatar Airways generally permits seat selection free of charge in all cabins except for few preferred or extra legroom seats in the Economy cabin. Please refer to the details below:

If you are travelling in First Class or Business Class, you can select your seats free of charge any time from the moment you book your flight.

If you are travelling in Economy Value or Economy Flexi fares, you can select your seats free of charge any time from the moment you book your flight.

If you are travelling in Economy Promo or Economy Saver, there is a charge for preferred / extra legroom seats selection.

Otherwise, you could wait until online check-in opens 48 hours before departure, and select your seat free of charge, taking into consideration that preferred seats and extra leg room seats may be limited. If no seats is selected, one will be automatically assigned to you before departure.

Privilege Club members on Platinum and Gold tiers and equivalent oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members and their accompanying passengers in the same booking reference number will be able to select the seats free of charge on Economy Promo and Economy saver fares. Privilege Club benefits are guaranteed only if there is no name mismatch to the booking.

Passengers with special needs requiring specific seating accommodation should contact Qatar Airways so that they can assist with allocating an appropriate seat free of charge.

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