The Airbus A310 is a shortened version of its A300 predecessor widebody aircraft and I’ve selected a Pan Am A310 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps.
Seating a total of 225 passengers, 18 seats occupied the forward cabin, called either First Class domestically or Clipper Class (business) internationally. Here you’d definitely find me in row two, probably in a window seat.
Economy had 207 seats in a comfortable 2-4-2 configuration, except the last several rows where this aircraft has significant fuselage tapering (as does the A300). I’d definitely opt for a window seat near the leading edge of the wing for the view forward and that of the engine.
I believe all of Pan Am’s A310s went to Delta after its demise, and then to FedEx where many are still flying today. Like clockwork, I see a FedEx A310 depart from Burbank every evening around 7:30pm.
Where would you sit?