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UA A320's In The Early Days

Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:19 am

Does anybody by any chance have any pictures of what the interiors on their A320's looked like when they were first delivered in the early 90's (can't remember if their first one (N401UA) joined in 1991 or 1993. Any pics would be greatly appreciated! The earliest pictures in the a.net database goes back to 1998 or 1999.
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RE: UA A320's In The Early Days

Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:24 pm

I would doubt they had the current seats with the winged headrests. Great question!
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RE: UA A320's In The Early Days

Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:50 pm

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 1):
I would doubt they had the current seats with the winged headrests. Great question!

They were before the latest seats with the winged headrest. The latest generation of seats was installed in 1997-2000 across the narrowbody fleet (except the 727s and 737s).

The A320s did not have the same old light brown/grey first class seats that were on the 757s and 737s. They had a darker grey seat. They were just a large leather recliner similar to what was on the 757 and 737, but not exactly the same in first class.

I never flew the A320 in the old configuration in economy, so I can't comment on them in back.
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RE: UA A320's In The Early Days

Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:42 pm

Did they have the disco-riffic rainbow pattern?
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RE: UA A320's In The Early Days

Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:51 pm

Quoting Sulley (Reply 3):

I'm sure. All UA aircraft had that pattern around that time. The question is what did the seat look like in Y?

Also UA got 320 deliveries through the late 1990s so I'm sure some of the later deliveries had the current seat design.
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RE: UA A320's In The Early Days

Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:13 am

Quoting Sulley (Reply 3):

Did they have the disco-riffic rainbow pattern?

Yes, on a blue background.
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RE: UA A320's In The Early Days

Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:38 pm

Did the original UA A320's have the monitors that came out of the ceiling? Were these included on the earliest A320's delivered to Braniff, etc.?
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RE: UA A320's In The Early Days

Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:10 pm

Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 6):

No those went to America West.
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RE: UA A320's In The Early Days

Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:30 pm

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 7):
No those went to America West.

Thanks. Does anyone know if the A320's had the fold-down monitors available since the beginning ... ie 1987?
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RE: UA A320's In The Early Days

Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:13 pm

Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 8):

Don't think so. America West probably added them in.

Although IIRC, some early NW A320s had flip down LCDs delivered directly to them -- since then have been removed (dumb).

UA A320 and CO 757 were delievered around the same time and had LCDs standard.
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