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2-2 Seating

Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:38 am

OK, this is a pretty niche topic, but it's something that's been bugging me for a long time. Growing up, when I was very young in the early- to mid-80's, my family and I would frequently fly from PHL to DFW on AA. Thinking back, I always remembered sitting on a plane with 2-2 seating. But, a few years ago, trying to track down what sort of planes I might have flown back then, I discovered that 2-2 seating in coach apparently doesn't exist.

The most likely explanation for my memory is, of course, that I'm wrong. Either we sat on the left-hand side of a 2-3 aircraft, or we flew business/first on narrowbodies, or I just never noticed that middle seat.

But it still bothers me, because my memories of those planes are so vivid. The first time I flew as a teenager, I remember thinking as I boarded an MD-80, "Hmph, I liked these better when there were only two seats on each side." What I'm wondering is, were there any aircraft in use by any American airline in 1980-85 that featured 2-2 seating in coach?

Thanks for helping me clear up this terribly pressing issue.
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RE: 2-2 Seating

Thu Sep 11, 2003 8:18 am

I can't think of any. Maybe you were in first class?
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RE: 2-2 Seating

Thu Sep 11, 2003 8:19 am

1st/biz class on a DC-9/MD-80/F.28/BAe146 would of been 2-2... otherwise all i can think of are prop planes (F-27, Convairs, etc...). Maybe your family flew on Midwest Express or Midway Metrolink?
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