American offered 16 seats in first class and 111 in coach on this pre-deregulation 727-200. Seat pitch in first was probably around 38-inches and economy likely had a very generous 36-inch pitch.
Following deregulation, American removed one row of first class, offering 12 seats up front. And in economy, they tightened the pitch and added rows to bring the cabin capacity to 138 – a whopping increase of 27 seats! I’ll post that seat map in a future installment.
In first, you’d find me in 4F or 5F and in coach I’d be keen on a window in row eight or nine.
Where would you sit?