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Question About 70's Seats  
User currently offlineAmerican MD-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

Does anyone know what those white things are above the tray on the center seats in the TWA 707 Pic? Is it a phone? There are also white things on the TWA L-1011 Center Seat too.

Colin Kumpunen

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User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1727 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (16 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1019 times:

It is a tabletop. If no one was sitting there, the top of the seatback would fold forward, and the people in the seats on either side could have a table between them.
Eastern did this also when they first installed the widebody look on their 727s, except the table was built into the lower half of the front of the seatback. You couldn't see it because it was covered with seat fabric. You had to open it to get the table out. These disappeared when Eastern redid their interiors. I guess that since most people didn't know they were there, they were seldom used.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA

Fly Eastern's Golden Falcon DC-7B
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