What are Preferred Seats?.

Preferred Seats can be classified into two main categories:

1) located beside the emergency exit doors
2) not located beside the emergency exit doors

Preferred Seats are seats with more legroom in the Economy Class cabin and they can be purchased for a fee starting from USD 20, subject to availability.

Preferred Seats are different from regular Economy Class seats as special terms and conditions apply to buying and occupying Preferred Seats. Purchasers of Preferred Seats must be at least 18 years of age. An additional set of safety criteria applies for the Preferred Seats that are located beside emergency exit doors. For instance, the person assigned to the seat must be 15 years of age or older (please see “Who can occupy Preferred Seats located beside Emergency Exit Doors?” for the more information). Preferred Seats that are not located beside the emergency exit doors are not subjected to those additional safety criteria and thus may be assigned to anyone who has purchased them.

You can purchase a Preferred Seat if you are holding a ticket issued by Singapore Airlines (identified by the “618” prefix in the ticket number). Preferred seats can be purchased anytime before check-in (which begins 48 hours before flight departure) by retrieving your booking on

If you are holding onto other airlines' tickets, which do not have the "618" pre-fix in the ticket numbers, you will not be able to purchase a Preferred Seat.


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