Vintage Airline Seat Map: US Air BAC 1-11

Here’s a retro one from US Air for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. While this particular map is from 1987, US Air’s fleet of BAC 1-11s (British Aircraft Corporation “One-Elevensâ€) originally flew for Mohawk Airlines from 1965 to 1972.

In 1972, Allegheny Airlines acquired Mohawk, and at the turn of deregulation in 1979, Allegheny rebranded as US Air.

This single-class configuration seated 79 passengers, had one lavatory and I’m sort of shocked to see a closet and other “storage†denoted as “ST.†I’m surprised US Air didn’t remove the forward closet to squeeze in two more seats in the late 80s.

Obviously, 9C would be preferable for a solo traveler and 9D & 9E for a couple. Seats 17A, E and F must have been rather uncomfortable.

Where would you sit?

a diagram of a planeRelated posts:

Piedmont Airlines Fokker F28-1000 Seat Map

Piedmont Airlines Boeing 727-200 Seat Map

US Air DC-9-30 Seat Map


  1. I remember watching the first flight of the 1-11 on TV back in England. The commentator – probably Raymond Baxter – mentioned how huge it was as it made the turn onto the runway.

  2. I flew on a BAC 1-11 around 1989, on Braniff. Which I think was not too long before that airline went under for good.

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