AUSTRIAN announced that effective immediately passengers traveling on Austrian medium-haul flights will have the opportunity to purchase an economy class Exit Row seats up to 36 hours ahead of their scheduled flight.  Previously, this has only been available to passengers traveling on an Austrian long haul flight.

The cost of the seat upgrade will be only €40 and be purchased at time of Web Check-In or even on board if there are seats still available. Restrictions apply as to who can purchase the seat.   The passenger must be at least 15 years old, not traveling with a child under the age of 2 or with pets/assistance animals. The passenger must also meet the physical requirements of being able to assist in the event of an emergency landing.