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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 6, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: United Airlines is planning more than $400 million in upgrades to its LAX facilities, according to a report filed with the L.A. Board of Airport Commissioners. A new United Club will be among the improvements. I certainly won’t miss this dull and aged walk…

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Top 10 Viewed Vintage Airline Seat Maps

Instead of posting a new Vintage Airline Seat Map this week, I decided to take a look at my site’s analytics and post the top 10 viewed seat maps since I began blogging in 2010. Obviously the earlier maps have had more opportunity for greater pageviews, but the top 10 didn’t come as a surprise…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: August 22, 2012

United Airlines released its planned international flying for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Leave it to FlyerTalk to have the details a mere hour or two after word was spread to internal employees. The actual domestic inaugural has yet to be announced. Sticking with United for a moment, a pilot accidentally deployed the emergency slide this…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: TWA L-1011 TriStar (Domestic)

I previously posted the international configuration of a TWA L-1011-100 TriStar and I’ve selected the airline’s domestic version for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. This L-1011 also had three classes of service, but the business class – Ambassador Class – cabin was in a 2 x 4 x 2 layout versus the more…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: TWA Boeing 767-200 from 1987

My roommate just told me that a well known Pastor, Fulton J. Sheen, used to refer to Trans World Airlines (TWA) as “Travel With Angels.” Well here’s a TWA Boeing 767-200 for the current installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. Seating a total of 184 passengers in three classes, this bird saw 15 seats in…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: TWA DC-9-15

A reader contacted me over the weekend to ask if I might have a seat map for a TWA DC-9 as he wanted to confirm where he sat having found some old tickets. So, for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps I bring you the following DC-9-15 from 1987 seating a total of 75…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: TWA Boeing 747-100

It’s time for another Vintage Airline Seat Map and I bring you a Trans World Airlines Boeing 747-100 from the early 1980s. Divided into three cabins, this workhorse of TWA’s international operations seated 21 passengers in First Class, 52 in Ambassador Class (Business) and 359 in coach. Pan Am also filled the pointy section up…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: American Airlines Boeing 747SP

I’ve mentioned before that it’s a toss-up for me as to whether the Boeing 747 or Douglas DC-10 is my all-time favorite airplane, and here is another variation of the 747 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. Called the “SP” for Special Performance, it is basically a shorter version based on the 747-100…

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The iconic TWA Terminal at JFK Airport as a hotel lobby?

I am fascinated with airport architecture and design, and it is being reported this week that the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is looking for developers to turn the iconic TWA Terminal at JFK Airport into the lobby and entryway of a boutique hotel. Opened in 1962 under the name Trans World…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: TWA L-1011-100 TriStar

I selected the Trans World Airlines Lockheed TriStar (TWA) L-1011-100 for this week’s Vintage Airline Seat Map. This is the three-cabin domestic and international version with 18 First Class, 40 Ambassador Class (business class), and 214 coach seats. You’d definitely find me in row 2 if I were in first class (2A probably), row 7,…

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