Seat selection

Two guests in Economy relaxing

Ensure you get the seat you want with advanced seat selection. Seats can be selected when you book your flight, or any time up to 24 hours before your flight using Manage Trips. Fees may apply for seat selection based on the fare purchased and the location of the seat on the aircraft.

Guests purchasing our Economy fares such as UltraBasic, Econo and EconoFlex will be seated in our Economy cabin. If you choose not to reserve a seat in advance you can go back and do so any time prior to check-in through Manage Trips or the WestJet app. Standard seat selection is included for EconoFlex fares, but a seat selection fee will be charged for Econo and UltraBasic guests who change their pre-assigned seats. All guests with an Economy fare can also select an Exit Row or Extended Comfort seat for an additional fee. 

UltraBasic guests who do not select a seat before check-in will be pre-assigned a seat at the back of the aircraft at check-in and may not be seated with their party. There is a fee to change a pre-assigned seat with UltraBasic. 

Premium and Business guests will be seated in our separate Premium and Business cabins. Guests receive advance seat selection at any time in their respective cabins.

Seat types

Details Standard seat Exit Row seat Extended Comfort seat Premium seat Business seat
Location Economy cabin Exit rows in the Economy cabin3 Front of the Economy cabin Premium cabin Business cabin
Legroom Least legroom1 Extra legroom1 Extra legroom1 Extra leg and elbow room1 Spacious pod1
Seat selection Fee for UltraBasic and Econo
No fee for Econo Flex 
Fee for UltraBasic, Econo and Econo Flex Fee for UltraBasic, Econo and Econo Flex Included with Premium fare Included with Business Fare
Boarding2 General Earlier boarding Priority boarding (Zone 2) Priority boarding Priority boarding
Priority check-in2 No No No Yes Yes
Online flight booking seat map screen

Extended Comfort

An enhanced way to travel

Select an Extended Comfort seat and make your journey smoother from start to finish. Benefits include Priority boarding (Zone 2), extra legroom seating located towards the front of the aircraft, early access to overhead bin space and more.  

Extended Comfort is available for all guests who purchased an Economy fare (including UltraBasic, Econo, EconoFlex). Guests can select an Extended Comfort seat during booking, after booking through Manage Trips and the WestJet App, or at check-in. 

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Exit Row seats

Exit Row seats offer additional legroom and board earlier therefore allowing for easier access to overhead bin space. For safety reasons you must meet the Exit Row seating restrictions.

Premium and Business cabin seats

When booking Premium, PremiumFlex, Business, or BusinessFlex seats are included within the applicable cabin and can be chosen  at time of booking or through Manage Trips.


Upgrade and discover an exceptional way to fly. You can place an offer to upgrade, use WestJet Rewards to upgrade or treat yourself and upgrade your seat at check-in. Learn more.

Family sharing a meal on an airplane

Family seating

Families booked on the same reservation can be seated together.  When booking online, provide the date of birth of all guests under 14 and select your economy seats together on the seat map, for no additional charge. Learn more.

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