c5load From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 917 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2550 times:
Looking at seatguru.com I can find the current seatmaps for all the airlines. But is there a place that I can find seatmaps and layouts from some of the past? Like NW and their DC-10, DL's L-1011, some of the old 747s from UA, AA, DL, etc.?
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During the 60s and 70s, United used to publish a travel agent edition of their timetable, and it was like a small version of the OAG. One of the sections is seat maps for the fleet at the time. Also, I have seen seat maps in some public timetables for various airlines from that time period.
longhauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4699 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2170 times:
A lot of airlines published seat maps in their timetables from the 1980s to the end of publication. Searching on eBay or flea markets may find you some seat maps.
Also, there was a publication, to which one could subscribe that had a timetable sized booklet filled with nothing but seat maps of various airlines and types. It was published monthly and had a North American and International edition. Sorry, I can not remember the name .... perhaps some on this site can remember.
If you have a specific airline/aircraft combination you are looking for, it is likely someone on here has it and can send it to you.
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BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15346 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2112 times:
Quoting Doona (Reply 2): Did airlines even publish seat maps before they had websites
They did in timetables, and they had the large posters at the check in desk with each seat having a sticker. A passenger would select a seat and the agent would remove the sticker and place it on the boarding pass.
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ItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1061 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1973 times:
AAAAAAAARRRGGGGGG! i know there is one, i had it bookmarked before my laptop took a vacay. Check the archives of something about cabin service on the united/delta DC8 62s. I cant look it up as i am in the crew van and using my phone now on yet another minimum rest layover....yay.
AY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1913 times:
Here's a link to a website called Timetable Images. It is the closest I can ever find to seatmaps. As someone said in an earlier post, some of the older timetables had seat maps. This link shows an example of a Trans Canada Airlines (now Air Canada) Northstar. It is not a seatmap, but a cutaway of the aircraft. It's basically a DC4 that is modified with different engines, pressurized or better pressurization and squar windows instead of round like the DC-4. Quite an interesting plane,with many other modifications that gave it an almost DC-6 look. I digress.
I seem to remember seeing other timetables, like one of the last Pan Am ones, with seat maps. I can't remember if it was the actual timetable, or one I saw on this website. Anyway, at least there is a lot of very interesting stuff on this site. Not all timetables are there for every airlines, but a good selection. Hope this helps, and enjoy the browsing! http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/complete/tc48/ (you will want to click on page 5 of the timetable)
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