Last month I published a seat map of Americanâ€™s â€œStandardâ€ DC-10 from 1985 sporting a spacious coach cabin. I noted in that post that a mere two years later in 1987, this same aircraft was reconfigured with 22 additional seats in the rear cabin and promised to share the higher-density layout.
Here, then, is Americanâ€™s DC-10 Luxury Liner seen flying the skies in 1987 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps.
The additional seats came by way of adding a pair of two-seaters on each side of the aircraft in between doors 2L/R and 3L/R, a pair of two-seaters in the rear-most section and three rows of middle five-seaters. If youâ€™re doing the math, thatâ€™s one too many seats â€“ note the very last row in the middle section formerly had four seats, but now only three.
Surviving this configuration, though, was a coffee bar in the very back along with two coat compartments (for coach!).
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?