It’s still quite the workhorse for Delta Air Lines today, and appearing below in this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps is the original seating layout for the airline’s “Super 80” MD-88s first delivered in 1987.
Besides the amount of cabin real estate the rear galley occupied, there’s not too much to note about this bird.
You’d find me in row 3 in first class, and definitely in the forward section of coach since I love how quiet this aircraft was (is) during takeoff being so far forward of the engines.
Where would you sit?
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I find it interesting this seat map describes the engines as being wing mounted. Seems like they are really tail mounted.
@Dan: Good catch! This particular map provider made that mistake on another one, as I recall.
Nice one! I love the super 80!!! The pair of seats in back makes economy so much more enjoyable. I’d take any of them in the front half of the plane. Also, I didn’t realize Delta called their MD-80s “Super 80”, I thought that was mostly an AA thing.
@downhillcrasher: American is definitely the main carrier who used (uses still I think) the “Super 80” language. I think Delta dropped it, or adopted “MD-88” officially, by 1990 or so.
That means the smokers were blowing the smoke onto the nonsmokers…