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Special seating requests

You can request several special seating options when flying with us. Some requests can be done via the KLM Customer Contact Centre and others can be easily done online or offline by yourself.

Passengers of size

To ensure everyone on board has a comfortable and safe flight, all passengers should be able to effortlessly move the arm rests of their seat on board up and down. The space in between arm rests per aircraft type:
 
Airbus A330:
  • 46 cm (18 inch) in Economy Class
  • 50 cm (20 inch) in Business Class
 
Boeing 747:
  • 44 cm (17.5 inch) in Economy Class
  • 50 cm (20 inch) in Business Class
 
Boeing 777:
  • 43 cm (17 inch) in Economy Class
  • 50 cm (20 inch) in Business Class
 
Boeing 787-9:
  • 43 cm (17 inch) in Economy Class
  • 53 cm (21 inch) in Business Class
 
Boeing 737:
  • 43 cm (17 inch) in Economy Class
  • 43 cm (17 inch) + empty seat next to you in Business Class
 
Embraer 175/190:
  • 45 cm (18 inch) in Economy Class
  • 45 cm (18 inch) + empty seat next to you in Business Class

 
If you compromise a portion of the adjacent seat(s) on a KLM operated flight, we advise you to book a second adjacent seat in advance. For your safety, if you have not booked a second adjacent seat and no second seat is available in the same travel class on your flight, you may not be allowed to travel.
 

A second adjacent seat can only be purchased by calling the KLM Customer Contact Centre. You will receive a 25% discount on the second seat. If, upon departure, another seat was available in the same travel class on your flight, you can apply for a refund of the costs of the second seat.

If you have booked 2 seats, a specific pair of seats will be assigned to you. Unfortunately, you cannot view or change these seats online. You will need to check in at the check-in desk at the airport. If you purchased a second adjacent seat, the standard baggage allowance for 1 passenger still applies, which can be found on your ticket. You can arrange extra luggage when checking in at the desk at the airport. Read more about your baggage.

Would you like to have a little more legroom in addition to your second seat? Within Economy Class, we offer Economy Comfort seats on both European flights and intercontinental flights, which have more legroom and recline.

Seats for babies and children

Want to book a seat for a child? In most cases, you can book a seat the same way you can book for an adult. However, there are a few exceptions, such as travelling with more than one baby or if your child needs the Unaccompanied Minor service. Read more about (booking) seats for children.

Group travel – 10 or more seats

Would you like to book 10 or more seats on the same flight? KLM offers you the advantage of competitive group fares, flexible ticketing options and dedicated support in booking your group’s travel. Group travellers can choose regular seats free of charge for everyone in their group from 8 days before departure until check-in closes.

Read more about group bookings.

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