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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Continental Airlines DC-9-30 from 1987

For this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps, I bring you a Continental Airlines DC-9-30 seen flying the skies in 1987. I previously posted Continental’s DC-9-10 seat map, and this “stretched” -30 version was produced in competitive response to the Boeing 737. This bird lacked a forward lavatory, so first class passengers had to make…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: American Airlines Boeing 727-100 from 1987

I previously posted seat maps for American’s Boeing 727-100s from 1977 and 1985, and now bring you the “final” version seen flying the skies in 1987 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. I received some great insight into this aircraft type from reader John, who commented the following on the 1985 map: I…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: United Airlines Boeing 747-400 OB

I’ve posted several United 747s in the past (here, here and here), and now bring you the version I most frequently flew in the 1990s for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. Personally, I loved to sit downstairs on this aircraft in the forward business class section (rows 5-7). If I recall correctly, however,…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Piedmont Airlines Boeing 737-200

For this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps, I bring you a single-class Piedmont Airlines Boeing 737-200 seen flying the skies in 1987. Other Piedmont aircraft operating at that time included Boeing 727s, 737-300s, Fokker F28s, as well as dual-class Boeing 767-200s on its Charlotte-London Gatwick route. While 10A/F on the map below probably offered…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-200 – Version 2

There were two different seating configurations for Delta’s Boeing 737-200s flying the skies back in 1987, one of which I previously posted. Here is the second version for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. The seat map appearing below sports 8 seats in first class and 107 in coach, which was the most common…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: American Airlines DC-10 ‘Standard’ from 1987

Last month I published a seat map of American’s “Standard” DC-10 from 1985 sporting a spacious coach cabin. I noted in that post that a mere two years later in 1987, this same aircraft was reconfigured with 22 additional seats in the rear cabin and promised to share the higher-density layout. Here, then, is American’s…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: United Airlines Boeing 747 Royal Pacific Service

United purchased Pan Am’s Pacific Division in 1985 and along with it came a fleet of 11 Boeing 747 aircraft (among others). I previously posted United’s Royal Pacific 747 seat map with a higher concentration of premium seats, and here now is the standard Royal Pacific configuration for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps.…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: United Express British Aerospace BAe 146-200

How about a little regional carrier love for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps? Appearing below is the seat map for a United Express British Aerospace BAE 146-200 seen flying the skies in 1998. I enjoyed flying on this bird, as the interior was nearly equivalent to a 737. And the #avgeek in me…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: American Airlines DC-10 ‘Standard’ From 1985

I previously posted three other American DC-10s – one from 1977 sporting a “Dining in the Sky” section, another from 1985 in a three-class international configuration, and a high-density coach layout operating to Hawaii. And here now is American’s standard version seen flying the skies in 1985 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps.…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: United Airlines ‘Reno Commuter’ Boeing 727-100

Back in the 1970s, United Airlines operated “Reno Commuter” flights predominantly between Reno and Elko, Nevada, with further flying to Ely and Salt Lake City. Here is the Boeing 727-100 operated on the route for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. This single-class aircraft seated 112 passengers and offered a luxurious 36 inches of…

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