Seat selection

Our Scenic Plus Class carriages are to designed to deliver perfect views of New Zealand's scenery and pride ourselves on giving you the perfect seat

Let us pick your perfect seat 

With our Scenic Plus experience, you don't need to worry about reserving the perfect seat. We automatically reserve your seats the moment you complete your booking and we use our experience to ensure you get the best experience. 

When you arrive for check-in, you will find your seat number printed upon your Boarding Pass and your seats will be waiting for you. 

All our seats are the same, however we do have two different arrangements:

  • Paired forward-facing seating: these are rotated before each journey to face the direction of travel and provide a more personal experience with exceptional legroom.
  • Table seating: perfect for groups and families, although two people will face against the direction of travel and legroom is shared.

 AK Onboard Carriage Seating Plan


On the evening before travel, our expert staff begin the process of hand-selecting the seating plan, seating passengers on the same booking number together, with couples and singles in the paired seating and groups around the tables.

If you have a specific seating request or are travelling with people on a separate booking, then please email with the relevant booking number(s) and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.