LH, OS launch seat reservation fees in premium economy

From September 18, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines will introduce an advance seat reservation fee for premium economy class.

The fee depends on the length of the flight and is between €35 (R570) and €55 (R896) per flight.

The change applies to tickets issued after September 18. For group bookings and passengers with HON and Senator status, seat reservations will remain free of charge. Seat selection at check-in 23 hours before departure will also remain free of charge. 

Advance seat bookings in economy class already incur a fee.