In a bid to provide more facilities to its customers, the Australian national carrier Qantas Airways
has introduced an advance seat selection facility. The coach class passengers will be able to choose their favorite seat by paying USD 20 while booking their online air tickets from 30th March 2011.
The new service will also be applicable on the business class seats
and premium economy seats. The airline expects the new facility to boost the prospects of the national carrier and further adds to its total revenue earnings.
The airline’s move comes after its Oneworld partner British Airways
introduced similar service previously charging a fee more than that of Qantas.
The airline said that the fees will remain uniform for all the classes and for the Oneworld Frequent Flyer program members. The passengers who will check-in 24 hours before the departure of air flights will also be able to make seats selection free of charge.
The airline is the only international airline that operates long haul air line flights and thus a fee of USD 20 will seem to be an invaluable to the passengers traveling over the long haul routes.