Advance Seat Selection

Standard seat selection

Looking for an aisle or window seat? The choice is yours.

Standard seats – window or aisle, the choice is yours
Basic fare Choose your Standard seat for a fee.
Standard fare

Make your Standard seat selection:

  • For a fee on flights within Canada and to/from the U.S., and on select international  itineraries
  • Free of charge for all other itineraries
Are you an Aeroplan 50K, 75K, or Super Elite Member? Choose a complimentary Standard seat for you and any companions travelling on the same reservation as you.
Latitude, comfort, and Flex fares Select your seat at no charge.


Preferred Seats – Looking for a little extra space?
Choose a Preferred Seat starting at $19*


* Prices are per passenger, per flight segment and do not include taxes. Flight segments are identified by a change in flight number, with each new flight number representing a flight segment. Fees apply to flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or an Air Canada Express carrier.

How can I make sure my young child and I are seated together?

Our intent is to always seat children with a parent or guardian. For this reason, we offer complimentary seat assignment for parents/guardians and children under the age of 14 who are travelling together. 

It’s important to always indicate in your booking, or advise the Air Canada agent or your travel agent at time of booking that you are travelling with young children.  

If you’ve already completed your reservation, you can go to My Bookings before your check-in to confirm that your child has automatically been seated with a parent or guardian. Alternatively, please contact Air Canada Reservations or your travel agent to make the necessary changes.

  • In the event that adjacent seating cannot be arranged, Air Canada will offer other flight options or a full refund.

Air Canada Vacations bookings:

Click on the ‘View & Print Itinerary’ link to view your seating arrangement

Bookings with a travel agent or via another travel website:

Click on the seat selection tool link to view your seating arrangement.

How and when can I select or change my seat online?

You can select your seat for any flight* operated by Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge, or an Air Canada Express carrier**:

When you book your flight

Choose your seat as you complete your booking.

After booking by going to the My Bookings tab

Up to 2 hours before your flight:
Retrieve your booking online and select your seat

When you check in

Within 24 hours of your flight:

Check in online or on your mobile device.

If you have not yet selected a seat, one will be assigned to you.

To change your assigned seat, choose from the remaining seats. A fee may apply depending on the seat you have selected and the fare you purchased.

Did you book with another airline?

You can still purchase a Preferred seat for your Air Canada operated flight. Just make sure you have your Air Canada booking reference.

For all other types of bookings, call Air Canada Reservations or contact the travel agent who handled your reservation.

* Seat selection is not available on codeshare flights.
** Air Canada Express refers to flights operated by Jazz Aviation LP.

What else do I need to know?

The following terms and conditions apply to advance seat selection.

  • Charges are per segment and per passenger and apply to flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada Rouge. 
  • Charges are non-refundable. Exceptions:
    • If you are moved to a seat other than the one you selected due to an involuntary schedule or airport change (e.g., flight disruption, aircraft change*, cancellation), you may request a refund of your seat charges.
    • If you decide not to travel on a flight for which you purchased advance standard seat selection, the value of your seat selection charge will be retained and can be applied towards seat selection on a future Air Canada itinerary, provided you do not cancel your original booking.

*In the event of an aircraft change, we make every effort to assign you a seat equivalent to the one you selected. If we're not able to provide you with a similar seat, you may request a refund.