How to select my Economy Class seat

Jetstar A321 Economy Class Cabin

Selecting the most comfortable seat can make a huge difference on a flight, especially for long-haul Economy Class flights to and from New Zealand.

This guide provides a basic overview of the seat selection policies of many popular airlines for New Zealand travellers. It focuses on the cost of seat selection, frequent flyer zones, and purchasing extra legroom/exit row seats.

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What is a reward seat and how does it work?

Air New Zealand airplane on tarmac

In theory, reward seats sound great, allowing you to redeem flights with an airline using your frequent flyer points and only a small cash payment, if any at all. However, due to reward seat availability being limited in number, booking a reward seat can often be easier said than done. This guide takes a look at the various types of reward seats that are offered by the Air New Zealand Airpoints, Qantas Frequent Flyer and Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer programmes.

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