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Vintage Airline Seat Map: United Airlines Boeing 727-200 (1979)

United Airlines had a few variations of the Boeing 727-200 flying the skies in 1979 and I’ve selected the -222A configuration for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. Seating a total of 132 passengers, there were 14 seats in first class with 38” pitch and 118 in coach at 34” pitch (ah… those were…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: American Airlines Boeing 727-100 from 1977

I’m sticking with a narrowbody again for this week’s Vintage Airline Seat Map and bring you the American Airlines Boeing 727-100 from 1977 appearing below. Seating a total of 100 passengers, this pre-deregulation configuration offered 14 first class seats and room for 86 in coach, which probably had nearly equivalent seat pitch as that found…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Eastern Air Lines Boeing 727-100

The Boeing 727 remains one of my favorite aircraft types and I’ve selected an Eastern Air Lines 727-100 from 1987 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. To me, the 727 has a design as unique and iconic as the 747. From the S-shaped number two engine duct to the deeply swept back wings,…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Piedmont Airlines Boeing 727-200

Piedmont Airlines began operations in 1948 from its home base of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and eventually grew into a national carrier with a route network stretching to the west coast (and later to London’s Gatwick Airport). The east coast was still its strength with the largest frequencies operating from hubs in Charlotte, Baltimore and Dayton.…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Delta Air Lines Boeing 727-200

I’ve selected a Delta Air Lines Boeing 727-200 for this edition of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. The carrier operated another version, with the only basic difference being that the rear galley was on the right starboard side of the aircraft. I liked the 727, as did the pilots. Takeoff thrust is eerily quiet when sitting…

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