Here’s a pretty unique variation of a Douglas DC-10 Tri-Jet from the 1980s for this edition of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. Operated by Continental Airlines, this DC-10-10 was configured with two classes of service seating 22 up front and 262 in coach. Special to this bird was the lounge area commonly referred to as the “Pub.”
According to reports on Airliners.net, Pub flights existed in earlier decades than the ‘80s, but were later re-introduced only on the DC-10s in the configuration appearing below. It featured a long L-shaped bar with stool seats and two additional seating areas complete with tables. It looks to be similar to Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class bars flying the skies today.
In first class, you’d find me in row two or three, and I’d be especially keen to sit in 2E or 2F on red-eyes if the legroom is indeed as much as it appears to be on this seat map. In economy, you’d find me forward of the wing, and probably in a window seat as I enjoyed the large windows found on all DC-10s. Having only three lavatories for economy seems a bit punitive, especially when taking into consideration the capacity.
Where would you sit?