Economy Delight means you can speed through the airport by using Premium check in desks, enjoy priority boarding, and get first dibs on overhead storage before settling into your extra legroom seat with 34" seat pitch.

Economy Classic comes with advanced seat assignment included, so there's no worries about paying extra to get the seats you want, next to the people you want. 

And if you're happy to pack less, Economy Light means you still get everything you’d expect on a great flight - but at a price you wouldn’t. 

All our Economy services include delicious food, entertainment and irresistible personal service. 

All Economy services include
  • Onboard WiFi^
  • Free 10kg hand luggage
  • 300+ hours of TV and films
  • Complimentary drinks and snacks
  • A choice of tasty 3 course meals
  • Inseat power for your devices
  • Kids goodie packs^^

^from £2.99 ^^flights from UK

The on board experience in Economy

Economy Light

Pack light and pay less.


icon  Meals, drinks and snacks included

icon Hand luggage only

icon Select standard seat at check in

Economy Classic

Little extras that make a big difference.

icon  Meals, drinks and snacks included

icon 1 x 23kg checked bag*

icon Select standard seat anytime

icon Upgradeable with miles

Economy Delight

A bit more legroom, a lot more style.

icon  Meals, drinks and snacks included

icon 1 x 23kg checked bag*

iconSelect seat anytime

icon Upgradeable with miles

icon Extra legroom seat

icon Premium check in

icon Priority boarding

Economy Light doesn't have checked bags or advance seat assignment included, so if you need them, go for Economy Classic or Delight.
If you change your mind after you've booked, you can pay to choose your seat in advance from £30 each way in My booking, or take a checked in bag from £45 each way. More on extra baggage here.

*Passengers flying to or from Delhi, Mumbai, Lagos and Johannesburg have a different baggage allowance.

More information about Economy seating

For some extra space you can upgrade your standard seat to an exit row seat from only £49 one way. You can book exit row and upper deck seats by logging in to My booking. You can also book at the airport, just ask for availability when you check in. Prices may vary in the airport and bear in mind that seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

What you need to know about exit row seats:

  • To travel in an exit row seat, you must be at least 16 years old on the day of travel, and you cannot be travelling with infants.
  • You must also be fit and able bodied, as in an emergency situation you will need to be able to open the exit door unaided.
  • There may be a bit more bustle around you as the exit rows are often near to the galleys and/or toilets.
  • On some aircraft the additional legroom in the exit window seat can be less in comparison to those next to it. However, all exit row seats offer additional legroom when compared to our standard Economy Classic seating.


If you're travelling in Economy Light or Economy Classic on one of our 747 aircraft you can choose to sit on the upper deck for an extra charge. Often referred to as 'the bubble', it has a more intimate atmosphere than the main economy cabin. 

Red members: You'll get free standard seat assignment for Economy Delight as part of your ticket. For Economy Light, the standard seating charges will apply

Silver members: Will be entitled to any time free standard seat assignment in Economy Light for Silver Flying Club members only. If you’re travelling in a group, any non Silver or Gold members will need to pay the standard fees for Economy Light seat assignment.

Gold members: Will be entitled to any time free standard seat assignment in Economy Light for their whole booking party. Gold members will also be entitled to free exit row seat assignment when they are travelling on an Economy Classic ticket for the member only subject to availability.

You'll be able to choose your seats for your flights in My booking.

For tickets booked before 17 March 2018, the Flying Club seating benefits that were available when you booked your ticket will still apply. You can find more information on those here.

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