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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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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: 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: 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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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Continental Airlines MD-80 (Super 80)

It’s time for another Vintage Airline Seat Map and I’ve selected a Continental Airlines MD-80 (Super 80) seen flying the skies in 1987. According to PlaneSpotters.net, Continental had about 42 in its fleet and the version appearing below offered 16 seats in first class and 130 in coach. Sitting up front is always fun on…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-300

It’s time for another Vintage Airline Seat Map and I’ve selected a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-300 from 1987. I previously posted Delta’s 737-200 seat map, which offered 12 seats in first class unlike the eight here. Coach on this bird seated 120 passengers. In first class, you’d find me in 2D as I preferred…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: American Airlines Boeing 727-200 From 1985

Back in November I posted the pre-deregulation version of American’s 727-200 with 16 seats in first class and 111 in coach. Those were the days of generous legroom in coach, almost being equivalent to that of first class. Here, now, is how American’s -200s changed in the post-deregulation era for this installment of Vintage Airline…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: United Airlines Boeing 747-100 (1998)

Here’s the last Vintage Airline Seat Map of 2012 – a high-density United Airlines Boeing 747-100 seen flying the skies in 1998. I was working for United at the time and recall it primarily doing turns from Chicago to Honolulu and back as UA1/UA2. I had the pleasure of flying this configuration once from Chicago…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Eastern Airlines Airbus A300-B4

I previously posted the all-coach Air Shuttle version of Eastern’s Airbus A300s, and here now was their standard two-class bird for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. Check out the pair of seats in row 10. Those were either fabulous or horrible seats, regardless of the fact that 10A didn’t recline. I wonder if…

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