Reported that the official name is preferred seats seat fee, which is nicknamed leg stretching fee by netizens. Thai Airlines said that in addition to having more legroom, these locations can also enjoy cabin services faster than other passengers.
According to reports, the price of priority seats depends on the length of flight, ranging from 480 baht to 3195 baht. Take Bangkok, Thailand, flying to Munich, Germany, for example, to charge 3195 baht more.
Veva, vice president of Thai Airlines, pointed out that many airlines had already charged extra seating fees for long-distance flights. Now 25 airlines in the Star Alliance have opened passenger fees to choose front-row seats. Thai Airlines is the latest in the alliance.
Business-class passengers on the Thai Airlines Boeing 747-400 are now able to buy unsold first-class seats at a discount price, Weiwa said.
According to reports, Thai Airlines has lost 11 billion baht as fuel costs continue to rise. Nevertheless, Thai Airlines plans to buy 38 passenger planes to set up a new fleet with a total value of 13 billion baht. However, the Ministry of Communications, the competent authority of Thai Airlines, said it was necessary to buy new aircraft in order to replace old ones.