China Southern Airlines has just launched an online seat booking service to bring a new experience for Chinese passengers.

Now with this new service, passengers can choose their favorite seat based on the sketch map provided by China Southern after they purchase an air ticket from China Southern's website. While many overseas airlines like American Airlines have already had this feature for many years, Chinese airlines and online travel firms are still in a nascent stage of development.

Before the service was launched, passengers often needed to apply for a seat directly with the airlines' staff when checking in at the airport and the staff then needed to decide whether the seat the passenger wanted was available according to the seat layout. As a result, passenger demand for a specific seats could not always to satisfied.

China Southern says it will send the result regarding the seat booking via SMS to passengers.


  1. I am travelling on Thurs 3rd may from melb to changsha on china southern airlines could i please book a window seat? i am travelling with mary stevens and we are happy to be separated perhaps have seat behind each other please advise how to book a seat online Cheers helen

  2. Dear Sir,

    I want to book my seat front row in the flight cz0392 but can not under stand how.
    I want to check in online

    Thanking You
    Best Regards
    Nirmal Kumar Saraf

  3. Dear Sir',

    I have a booking on CZ382 15/9/2012 Brisbane to Guangzhou and would like to book an aisle seat please as I have a knee problem. Can you advise me if this is book online.

    Thank you,


  4. My wife & I are booked on flight no CZ346 (Amsterdam to Beijing Capital ) on the 1st Nov 2012. We have seats 53H & 53K booked from Beijing Capital to Brisbane (Aus) .
    Do we keep the same seats all the way to Brisbane & if not hoe do i book seats for the first leg.

    Thanking you in anticipation

  5. My friend and I have booked and paid for flight CZ0382 [Brisbane to Guangzhou, 21st March 2013
    How can I go online, and where, to select the seats of my choice [if available]

  6. I can't find where to reserve my seat on Friday 1st March Sydney to guangzhou and then to Heathrow. I wish to reserve a window seat doesnt matter whereabouts as long as it's a window seat.

    E Clipstone


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