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MD-80 2-3 Vs 3-2 Seating  
User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3673 times:

Hi all, I was recently looking at an MD-80 cabin picture and noticed the seating arrangement in coach was 3-2, compared to 2-3 from what I am familar with.

I am wondering if there is a certain (or practical) reason for doing this.

Thanks.

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User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3649 times:


I know DLs MD-88s are 3-2 and their MD-90s are 2-3.


User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

AA has a 2-3 config. I really can't say that a 2-3/3-2 would really make a diff. other than the letter for each seat....


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User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3580 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...



User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5181 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3500 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.


User currently offlineEmorypilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3457 times:

Are there any weight/balance issues on these planes? I mean it seems like it could pose a problem. Do the pilots just trim for it?

Matt


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17002 posts, RR: 67
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

Emorypilot, some enterprising guy in Tech Ops figured out that the 2-3 config moves the center of gravity off the centerline by less than an inch. Not much to worry about in other words.

If you think about it, it's so close to centerline that the moment arm becomes insignificant.



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User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3209 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.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5731 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3135 times:

Yeah, it has to do with which galleys the airline ordered. The optional, larger galleys would throw everything off, so the seats are switched.
R


User currently offlineNwfltattendant From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 3009 times:

There are no changes in flight characteristics by have 1 extra seat on a side


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