Mainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 411 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1697 times:
I recently found a picture taken by my parents of me as a toddler sprawled out across an entire row on what I believe is a US 733 on a LAX-IND flight some time around 1986 or 1987. The seats seem to be rear facing, but I don't have the photo and I'm just going from memory. Another thing that caught my eye was what appeared to be a table opposite the three seats. Did US have club-style seating on its 733's at the time?
I've done a photo search and a form search and haven't been able to find anything.
flyTPA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 137 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1583 times:
Before USAir introduced first class, the first rows of many of their aircraft had club style seating with the folding table in the middle. I remember sitting in these on both the D9S and the 733 in the mid-1980's. The one time I flew on their 72S PIT-TPA, the seats were normal up to the bulkhead. Not sure about the B11 or 73S flights they operated at the same time, I flew on these types during the same period, but never sat in this section so I don't remember. During this period, I flew more than a dozen times TPA-PIT-ABE and back and I am certain that for a period of time, before the introduction of First Class and the merger with Piedmont, this type of seating configuration did exist.
Probably at the time your picture was taken, it was an AL 733, not US.
Signore e signori-benvenuti a bordo questo volo per l'Italia!
crj900lr From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1206 times:
Yes the 733's did have rear facing seats with a table in the middle. I was on one of these on a FLL-PIT flight around the time you are talking about. It was not a folding table but a permanant table between the row of seats.