Atlantaflyboy From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2262 times:
Standard interior configuration for the DC-8-62/72 series was as follows:
Forward of the R-1 Door was an almost U-shaped galley preceded by two lavatories and a stowage closet. Immediately aft of the R-1 door was another galley fitting then it stared w/ rows of seats all the way to the aft where the rear door was flanked on both sides by galley fittings. On the left hand side seating started immediately aft of the L-1 door and ran uninterrupted all the way to the aft left door. Just beyond the aft left door was another galley fitting and a stowage closet. Three additional lavs were nestled into the tail-cone in a very tight configuration. The aircraft was certificated for 189 passengers in an all coach arrangement w/ 34" pitch between rows.
I am not sure what JAL's exact configuration was with first / coach mixed. Galley and lav fittings on the DC-8 series were pretty standardized by Douglas.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24080 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2057 times:
And don't forget the DC-8 had a flight engineer position behind the first officer's seat which took up further space.
Quoting FlashFlyGuy (Reply 3): Did earlier DC-8's also have the forward lounge area opposite the forward galley, like the B707's, at least in international service? I would think they could have.
Yes, almost all the early DC-8-10 through -50 series had a first class lounge ahead of the galley on the right side. Aircraft with the lounge have 2 windows in that area. The -60 series had several optional cabin layouts with and without the lounge. Two DC-8-63 variations below:
Forward galley and lounge. Lavatories on left side behind the passenger door.