Inspired by seeing Pan Am’s 707 take to the skies on television this past Sunday, I bring you another Boeing 707 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. The American Airlines 707-323C appearing below isn’t hugely different from the -123 version I posted earlier this year, but I still find it fun to note the differences.
This aircraft is eight feet longer than its predecessor and boasts an impressive range (for the time period) of 5,100 statute miles. American’s configuration saw 14 seats in First Class and 133 in coach. I wish the seat pitch figures were published on this map as I can basically guarantee coach was in the 36” to 38” range.
Always preferring to be away from the galley, you’d find me in row four or five in First Class and probably row nine or 10 in coach for a great forward view of the scenery and to geek out over the wing and engines. Row 22 looks ideal for couples, however, so might be drawn to those if I had a traveling companion.
Where would you sit?