On military (grey tail) aircraft seating is usually as you can find it when boarding the aircraft (some have web seats or palletised normal airline type seats). On commercial contract missions, AMC's goal is for a passenger to receive the seat they desire (no guarantees of course) and an aircraft seat map is used to show locations of available seats. All passengers regardless of age, traveling on AMC owned or operated airlift will have an assigned Space-A seat. When the aircraft is configured with business or first class seats, priority is given to special category (Wounded passengers upon request, Medal of Honor holders, Blue Barks, Coin Assist, Next Of Kin of Very Seriously Ill, and O-6 or civilian equivalent and above) passengers. The first two rows on commercial PE aircraft (without business or first class seating) are used for DV seating to the maximum extent possible. Any remaining seats shall be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis but passenger Service Personnel will normally try to keep families seated together on Patriot Express or other missions that have assigned seating.
Passengers seated in emergency exit rows must have sufficient mobility, strength, or dexterity in both arms, hands, and legs to reach upward, sideways, and downward to open the emergency exit and exit slide-operating mechanisms.