Vintage Airline Seat Map: Eastern Airlines Boeing 727-200 (177 seats)

It’s time again to feature a narrowbody aircraft for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps and I’ve selected one of Eastern Airlines’ Boeing 727-200s seen flying the skies in the late 1980s. The carrier had four different configurations of the -200 and this one was their highest density bird in 1987 seating 177 passengers in a single class of service.

What I find particularly interesting about this configuration is the rather punitive nature of having only two lavatories for its increased capacity. Perhaps it was flown on short-haul shuttle-style markets and I’d love to hear from any readers if they know more.

I’d prefer a seat near the forward part of the cabin with aisle seats 1D and 2D looking particularly attractive. Otherwise, I’d opt for a window in say… row three or four.

Where would you sit?

a diagram of a seat chart


  1. Does this actually say that rows 22-31 allow smoking? I always try to sit as close to the front as possible! I absolutely hate waiting for everyone to leave the plane after landing.

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