Vintage Airline Seat Map: Northwest Airlines Boeing 757-200

It’s time for another edition of Vintage Airline Seat Maps and I’ve selected a Northwest Airlines Boeing 757-200. Seating 14 passengers in first class and 170 in coach, a couple of things stand out to me as being fairly unique for this aircraft. Whereas most carriers opted to dedicate the section between doors 1 and 2 to first class, Northwest split this section and included coach seating and extra closets. Also, Northwest decided to opt for the extra set of passenger doors forward of row 26 instead of the overwing exits found on most other variants. I suppose the extra cabin created by the doors was a decent attempt to separate smoking from non-smoking isolating it almost to the rear cabin (why start at row 25?), and I believe the mapmaker meant to say the most leg room could be found in rows 8, 9 and 26.

I’d prefer to sit in row 3 in first class on the C-D side to avoid a direct view into the galley, and in coach you’d find me near the front, hopefully in row 9 and probably an aisle due to the door protrusion into the cabin to accommodate the emergency slide.

Where would you sit?

a diagram of an airplane seat


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