Vintage Airline Seat Map: Continental Airlines 727-100

As I mentioned in last week’s post, I’ll be posting vintage airline seat maps from time to time for any enthusiasts out there like myself.

This week is United’s newlywed Continental Airlines, and their long-retired 727-100.  I flew on a handful of United’s dash-100s, but they didn’t block that seat across from the mid-cabin galley. I’m wondering if Continental modified that area to accommodate a flight attendant jumpseat? Any seat in row 26 would be horrible with the lavs, no recline and engine noise. You’d probably find me forward of the galley in 6C if I were in coach, or 2 E or F in first class.

Where would you sit?

a diagram of a coach class


  1. Wouldn’t 6D-E-F allow for more leg room than 6C? On a flight back from Australia, we were seated in a back row next to LV’s and engines (whatever type plane it was)……will never do that again!

  2. @Sharon: 6DEF might have extra legroom, but the scale of this particular seat map looks a bit off. The general rule of thumb nowadays is to check SeatGuru and/or SeatExpert to see if specific bulkhead seats are good or bad.

  3. Greetings,

    I flew a CO 727-100 from the old Stapleton to Albuquerque in the spring of 1979. As I recall, there were three cabins. First, Deluxe Club Coach, and Economy. I would have to dig out the boarding pass, but it seems like I sat around 8A or 9A. I never realized there was a different cabin in the aft section until I exited the aircraft (on the ground) via the rear stairs. I believe the Economy cabin started either row 12 or 14.

    On the CO DC-10’s, the Deluxe Club Coach service meant access to the famous lounge, mid-cabin. Those were the days of real service!


    • @747braniffplace: Wow, thanks for your comment! I never knew about Deluxe Club Coach. And kudos to you for saving your boarding passes… I do the same. I’ll have to try to hunt down some older seat maps. 🙂

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