Vintage Airline Seat Map: American Airlines DC-10 ‘Standard’ From 1985

I previously posted three other American DC-10s – one from 1977 sporting a “Dining in the Sky†section, another from 1985 in a three-class international configuration, and a high-density coach layout operating to Hawaii. And here now is American’s standard version seen flying the skies in 1985 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps.

The map doesn’t identify seat pitch information, but this layout is more akin to what was flying pre-deregulation with greater comfort in coach. How do I know? Well, I have a map of this same aircraft two years later I’ll post in the future showing additional rows in economy, bumping the capacity in the rear cabin up from 234 to 256 seats.

A couple of neat things to note on the map below are the carry-on luggage racks and the coffee bar near the rear lavatories.

In first class you’d find me in a window seat mid-cabin, such as 3A or 3J. And in coach I always loved sitting near the engines as they had such a distinctly fantastic howl.

Where would you sit?

a long shot of a floor plan

American Airlines DC-10 'Standard' From 1985

Related posts:

American Airlines DC-10 ‘Dining in the Sky’ Seat Map

American Airlines DC-10 International Seat Map

American Airlines DC-10 Hawaii Seat Map


  1. I love the ‘LuxuryLiner’ name! You’d find me in one of the A/B or H/J pairs in coach, ideally towards the front.

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