When I launched this blog in November 2010, my very first Vintage Airline Seat Map was a United Airlines DC-10-10, my second favorite aircraft after the 747. It was the configuration I flew most frequently, but the one appearing below was seen flying in the 1970s and included a First Class lounge with swivel seats.
Seating a total of 254 passengers, First Class offered accommodation for 40 passengers (lounge seats included) in the common 2 x 2 x 2 layout. Coach had a total of 214 seats in the 2 x 5 x 2 configuration. The amazing thing about coach “back in the day” (pre-deregulation) was the seat pitch… 36” throughout!
In First Class you’d find me in 3A or 3F and in coach, my favorite seat was 10A for a great view forward and that of the engine.
Where would you sit?