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SilkAir Starts Selling Preferred Seats in Economy Class

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SilkAir customers travelling in Economy Class can now purchase a Preferred Seat, which are located in exit rows.

The new service is available to customers who make purchases directly from the airline or through their travel agents. Alternatively, customers can also make a purchase by calling their local SilkAir office.

Offering more legroom to customers, the Preferred Seats are open for advance selection for a fee of US$ 40 for flights to and from China, India, Australia, Nepal and US$ 20 for flights to and from all other SilkAir destinations.

For seats located in the exit rows, SilkAir requires as part of its commitment to the safety of its customers, that those who select and occupy these seats must meet mandatory safety conditions. These requisites which strictly comply with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapores flight safety guidelines, require that these customers must:

- Be at least 15 years of age at the commencement of the journey;

- Be fully able-bodied and capable of opening the exit doors and moving quickly or reaching and passing through the adjacent emergency exit. Persons with reduced mobility or any disability, whether profound or partial, and persons using portable oxygen or any other medical equipment are ineligible because they may endanger themselves or others;

- Be able to follow the safety instructions in English;

- Be in good health at the time of check-in, boarding, and during the flight;

- Not carrying infants or using an infant seat belt;

- Not pregnant;

- Not under the influence of any intoxicating substance at check-in, boarding, and during the flight; and

- Not requiring an extension seat belt because of large body size.

Customers can purchase a Preferred Seat any time before check-in opens (48 hours before flight departure) by simply retrieving their bookings on the airline's website.

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