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Finding Seat Maps From Older A/C And/Or Airlines?  
User currently offlinec5load From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 917 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2678 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.?

[Edited 2010-06-17 18:20:37]


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User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2518 times:
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This is off the top of my head.

On the Boeing web site, there are typical seating configuration maps for a *few* Boeing and McDonnell-Douglas airframes no longer manufactured that are tucked into the technical information.

I don't get over there much, so I can't give a list.


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3764 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

Did airlines even publish seat maps before they had websites, i.e. in inflight magazines/timetables?

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Mats



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User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1995 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2477 times:
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Quoting Doona (Reply 2):
Did airlines even publish seat maps before they had websites, i.e. in inflight magazines/timetables?

Cheers
Mats

TG routinely published fleet seatmaps in their timetables. (1970's-80's)



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User currently offlineswabrian From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 299 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

Quoting Doona (Reply 2):

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.


User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4913 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2298 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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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2240 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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User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2101 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.

Im pretty sure it came up there.


User currently offlineAY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 505 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2041 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)
Cheers,
Carl



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