Lufthansa is to offer all economy-class passengers the opportunity to reserve their seat in advance.
From 26 November, the service will be available on domestic Germana and European routes.
"In the mid-price and flexible booking classes in economy, advance seat reservations will be free," says the airline. Other passengers will pay €10 ($13.70). Seat reservations have hitherto been available only to passengers with flexible tickets.
Additionally, passengers seeking extra legroom on European flights will be able to book seats in rows adjacent to the emergency exits for €20. This surcharge rises to €60 on intercontinental flights.
However, passengers with "Senator" or "HON Circle" status in Lufthansa's loyalty programme can reserve the spacious seats for free.