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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Delta Air Lines Super 80 (MD-88) from 1987

It’s still quite the workhorse for Delta Air Lines today, and appearing below in this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps is the original seating layout for the airline’s “Super 80” MD-88s first delivered in 1987. Besides the amount of cabin real estate the rear galley occupied, there’s not too much to note about this…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: United Airlines Boeing 747-200 YR

It’s time for another Vintage Airline Seat Map and I’ve selected a United Airlines Boeing 747-200 seen flying the skies in the mid to late 1990s. This configuration, classified as “YR,” seated 369 passengers in the typical three- class international layout and featured a spiral staircase to the upper deck. Having two lavatories upstairs is…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: American Eagle Shorts 360

It’s time again for a little regional airline love in this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. Appearing below is an American Airlines (Eagle) Shorts 360 seen flying the skies in the early 1990s. Even before then, I recall them as a frequent sight at Chicago O’Hare when I sat along the runways airplane spotting.…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-200B

Blog reader Will sent me a batch of Cathay Pacific seat maps from the 1980s a couple of years ago, and I have the final one to share with you for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. The Boeing 747-200B appearing below devotes more real estate to economy class than the previous Cathay 747-200…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: USAir Boeing 737-300

Earlier this year I posted the seat map for USAir’s 737-200 seen flying the skies in 1987, and now bring you the airline’s Boeing 737-300 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. As was the case with the -200 version, row 1 here was also aft facing complete with “poker” tables. Also, I asked…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Air France 3-Class Airbus A300

It’s time for another Vintage Airline Seat Map and I’ve selected a three-class Air France Airbus A300 seen flying the skies in the late 1980s. A couple of interesting things to note below are the white seats behind row four, and those in the middle section of row 40. I’m assuming they were crew rest…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: United Airlines Boeing 767-200 MV

I previously posted United’s 767-200 MT seat map, and now bring you the other -200 version in United’s fleet seen flying the skies in 1998 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. This was United’s ETOPS certified 767-200 and it primarily flew international routes, though domestic hub-to-hub service was common as well. When it…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: American Eagle Saab 340B

It’s time for a little regional airline love in this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. Appearing below is the layout for an American Eagle Saab 340B (SF3) turboprop seen flying the skies in the early 1990s. Unlike all other Eagle aircraft flying at the time with row numbering beginning at “1,” American Airlines began…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Delta Air Lines DC-9-30

A couple of weeks ago, a fellow blogger over at Points, Miles and Martinis playfully taunted me suggesting that my Vintage Airline Seat Maps aren’t all that “vintage.” I can’t disagree since many of the aircraft I post are still flying today. But it’s still fun to look back and see how seating arrangements have…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Air France Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde

In last week’s installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps, I was playfully taunted by a fellow BoardingArea blogger about how un-vintage some of my maps are, given many of the aircraft are still flying today. The Weekly Flyer then posted his seat selection and map for a DC-9-50 Delta flight that he was scheduled to…

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