Lewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3552 posts, RR: 5 Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 775 times:
I have seen many pics of the 'long' DC-8s and today when I saw this pic I thought that there is something weird. There are a lot of exits (7) on each side and I think there are more exits than really needed. There are 5 emergency exits and two main exits. Wouldn't this exit layout also limit seating capacity???
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1619 posts, RR: 9 Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 729 times:
I was recently on a couple of Era Convair 580s. They only hold 50 passengers, but there are three window exits on each side, in addition to the door exits. Compare this with the much larger A319, 737-200, and DC-9-10, which only have one window exit on each side.