CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 27 Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2933 times:
I believe it has to do with the positioning of the galleys on the aircraft. If the galley is on the rear left side of the a/c, the 2 abreast seating is on that side. If the galley is on the right rear, then the 2 side is on the right. I could be wrong though...
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4940 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2853 times:
Having sat in the back of an AA MD-80, I think I know.
If the seating is 2-3, then the rear galley is actually 2 narrow galleys, one aft of the other. If you look, you will see one galley that has the service door. Then, there is a wall the separates the second galley. It has one window.
If the seating is 3-2, then one galley, that is about the same width as those used on Boeing narrowbodies, is installed. This leaves room for two rows of seats on the port side between the galley and the port lav.
Since 2-3 has been the traditional arrangement for Douglas and Fokker aircraft, this is probably the standard seating arrangement, while 3-2 is optional.
Theoretically, the service door can't be on the starboard side, because the aft cargo hatch is on the starboard side.
777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 19 Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2562 times:
Continental MD-80s have a standard galley layout on the 2 seat port side of the aircraft, with two galley units on either side of the service door. This galley is not as wide as its counterpart at the 1R service door, but is large enough for cart storage, refrigerators, ovens, and all the usual appointments.