Vintage Airline Seat Map: Delta Air Lines Super 80 (MD-88) from 1987

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?

a diagram of a plane

Delta’s Super 80 seating

– Follow Darren Booth on Twitter, @FrequentlyFlyin, for more airline, hotel and travel industry news, reviews and opinions.


Delta Air Lines DC-8-60 Seat Map

Delta Air Lines DC-10 Seat Map

Delta Air Lines L-1011-250 TriStar Seat Map

Delta Air Lines L-1011-500 Seat Map

More Vintage Airline Seat Maps


  1. 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.