"SIA charges for exit row seats on economy class
By Asha Popatlal, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 03 November 2008 1727 hrs
SINGAPORE: Some customers always opt for the exit row seats on flights because of the extra leg room.
From now on, these customers will be able to get guaranteed exit row seats on Singapore Airlines flights, but they will have to pay US$50 per sector for the privilege.
This is applicable for economy class bookings.
For example, customers going on a long-haul flight to San Francisco can end up paying US$100 more for a return flight.
Previously, exit row seats were only available on request, and subject to availability. Now, the new option offers a guarantee of assignment on a first-come-first-served basis.
However, not everyone will be eligible for such seats. Under mandatory safety requirements set by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, passengers who ask for exit row seats must meet certain requirements.
SIA says it may extend this Preferred Seat Selection programme to other seats that offer more leg room in future.
- CNA/yt "
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