I previously posted three other American DC-10s â€“ one from 1977 sporting a â€œDining in the Skyâ€ section, another from 1985 in a three-class international configuration, and a high-density coach layout operating to Hawaii. And here now is Americanâ€™s standard version seen flying the skies in 1985 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps.
The map doesnâ€™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 Iâ€™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 youâ€™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?