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deanva1957
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DC-9-50 Seating

Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:21 am

Did the DC-9-50 have a table between two rows of seats with the seats facing each other? I remember in 1977 my family flew from either Norfolk VA (ORF) or Newport News (PHF) at Christmas time to Boston on Allegheny Airlines. We had one stop in Philadelphia did not change planes. We had the aircraft almost to ourselves there were a few other passengers, most got off at the stopover. I remember my younger brother and I moving to the seats with the table between us. Could it have been another type plane flown by Allegheny at that time?
 
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Re: DC-9-50 Seating

Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:57 am

Yes they did. I believe it was between rows 1 and 2. My family sat there when they changed to USAir.
 
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Re: DC-9-50 Seating

Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:40 am

It would be dependent on operator for such a configuration. NW/DL had no such rows on their DC9-50's. WN had rows which faced each other on a number of their 737's (but no tables) back in the day from what I recall.
 
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Re: DC-9-50 Seating

Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:18 am

Yes, many of Allegheny's DC-9's had "Club Seating" that faced each other in Row 1 and 2.
 
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Re: DC-9-50 Seating

Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:09 am

I don't think AL ever owned or operated DC-9-50s. EA and NC did, but not AL.
 
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Re: DC-9-50 Seating

Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:44 am

EWRandMDW wrote:

I don't think AL ever owned or operated DC-9-50s. EA and NC did, but not AL.


Go to the bottom of the page. They did indeed, but they didn't last very long.

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Re: DC-9-50 Seating

Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:47 am

US certainly had 737s in the late 80s with the club seating style (before they installed F cabins ~1989?) but I don't recall DC-9s. BAC One-Elevens, yes, I recall those.
 
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Re: DC-9-50 Seating

Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:48 am

Today, they would probably classify such seats as "Economy Plus" or "Main Cabin Extra".
 
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Re: DC-9-50 Seating

Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:06 pm

EWRandMDW wrote:
I don't think AL ever owned or operated DC-9-50s. EA and NC did, but not AL.


It had eight, traded to Eastern for DC-9-30s.
 
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Re: DC-9-50 Seating

Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:25 pm

EWRandMDW wrote:
I don't think AL ever owned or operated DC-9-50s. EA and NC did, but not AL.


TWA picked up some of Eastern's -50's in the mid 1990's. I flew on a couple but don't recall any unusual seating.
In the late 70's, North Central was flying -50's into places like ABR and PIR. Amazing what used to happen.
 
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Re: DC-9-50 Seating

Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:27 pm

the truth does matter, guys. too bad it's often quite subjective. the truth is beyond the mere facts and figures. it's beyond good and bad, right and wrong...
 
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Re: DC-9-50 Seating

Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:30 pm

I think I know the answer: The BAC-1-11 was configured that way. I believe Allegheny got some of theirs from Mohawk, some of which I flew on before Mohawk went belly-up.
 
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Re: DC-9-50 Seating

Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:31 pm

umichman wrote:
It would be dependent on operator for such a configuration. NW/DL had no such rows on their DC9-50's. WN had rows which faced each other on a number of their 737's (but no tables) back in the day from what I recall.


Flew in one of those as recently as around 2005. It was fun, gives one an understanding of how the F/A at door 1 might feel when looking at 130 faces. As a kid, I also remember playing cards with my dad at a table on planes that had them. Great experience.
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Re: DC-9-50 Seating

Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:42 pm

I think I may know the answer: Some BAC-1-11's were configured that way as I recall. I believe Allegheny got some of theirs from Mohawk, some of which I flew on before Mohawk went belly-up.
 
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Re: DC-9-50 Seating

Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:45 pm

Eastern’s DC-9-51s had 120 seats: 12F & 108Y. With galleys front and back. The former Transtar birds, which we called 50s, had no ovens and no aft galley but the same number of seats. Towards the end, FC was expanded to about 16 seats ~
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