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TV commercial from 1972 showcasing American Airlines’ Luxury Fleet

This week, the fine folks over at Gadling posted an American Airlines commercial from 1981 themed “Full service no matter what you pay.” It’s a quick look back at what air travel used to be like, with (relatively) low fares, free meals in coach and a swarm of airline and airport employees with smiles on…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: United Airlines DC-10-10 w/lounge (1979)

When I launched this blog in November 2010, my very first Vintage Airline Seat Map was a United Airlines DC-10-10, my second favorite aircraft after the 747. It was the configuration I flew most frequently, but the one appearing below was seen flying in the 1970s and included a First Class lounge with swivel seats.…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: American Airlines International DC-10-30 LuxuryLiner

The DC-10 is my second favorite aircraft after the 747 and I flew on a slew of them in the 1980s and 1990s. Unfortunately, I never did fly on the version appearing below, an American Airlines international DC-10-30 LuxuryLiner from 1985 – this week’s installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. DC-10 engines had such a…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: American Airlines DC-10-10 LuxuryLiner (1977)

It’s time for another edition of Vintage Airline Seat Maps and this is probably one of the coolest layouts for a Douglas DC-10-10 that I’ve ever seen. The American Airlines configuration shown below seated a total of 264 passengers and was flying in the pre-deregulation era when airlines were less concerned with packing the greatest…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Continental Airlines DC-10-30 (South Pacific)

I previously posted a Continental Airlines “Pub Version” of the Douglas DC-10-10 from the 1980s, and the one appearing below was their long-haul DC-10-30 from the same time period. It’s reported in the Continental Wiki (sourced from a book written by a former Continental manager) that President Jimmy Carter approved Continental to begin flying from…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Northwest Airlines DC-10-40

I’m returning back to one of my favorite airplanes for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps with the Northwest Airlines DC-10-40 appearing below. Similar to the -30 series, this variant was also a long-range widebody with the extra set of main landing gear wheels. Originally intended to be called the DC-10-20, Northwest requested the…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Eastern Airlines L-1011 TriStar

It’s time for another edition of Vintage Airline Seat Maps and I’ve selected the Eastern Airlines Lockheed L-1011 TriStar appearing below. The L-1011 was the DC-10 alternative with both aircraft exhibiting nearly the same design and passenger volume. Eastern Airlines took delivery of the very first L-1011-1 in early April of 1972 and began passenger…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Continental Airlines DC-10-10 Pub Configuration

Here’s a pretty unique variation of a Douglas DC-10 Tri-Jet from the 1980s for this edition of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. Operated by Continental Airlines, this DC-10-10 was configured with two classes of service seating 22 up front and 262 in coach. Special to this bird was the lounge area commonly referred to as the…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30

I’ve selected an Eastern Airlines DC-10 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. The series 30 model was a longer range version of the then popular Douglas Aircraft Company tri-jet. Instantly distinguished from the dash-10 series by the additional center main twin-wheel landing gear, Eastern initially operated this airplane on the Miami to London…

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