It’s time for another Vintage Airline Seat Map and I’ve selected a United Airlines Boeing 747-200 seen flying the skies in the mid to late 1990s.

This configuration, classified as “YR,” seated 369 passengers in the typical three- class international layout and featured a spiral staircase to the upper deck. Having two lavatories upstairs is impressive given the limited real estate of the short-hump 747s (the -100s flying at the same time only had one).

You’d find me in 2A in first class, 10A or 11A in business, and I’d probably opt for 29G in coach even though that mini-cabin from rows 20-23 might be quieter.

Where would you sit?

United Airlines 747-200 YR seat map

United Airlines 747-200 YR seat map

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Posted by Darren | 7 Comments

7 Responses to “Vintage Airline Seat Map: United Airlines Boeing 747-200 YR”

  1. Ken Y. says:

    I flew HKG-LAX on United in 1995 as a youngin’ with my parents. We had no status, but somehow we were upgraded to business. Do you know why they did that?

  2. Darren says:

    @Ken Y: Operational upgrades back in the 1990s were VERY frequent due to United overselling coach by a pretty big margin (much greater than they do today). I say this as having worked at United back then in inventory management. ;-)

  3. Ken Y. says:

    Hm, alright. Too bad I wasn’t old enough to appreciate it… though it must have been angled flat or recliner anyway. Follow-up: why do they say load factors were way lighter back then if they oversold by so much more?

  4. Darren says:

    @Ken Y: Domestically, load factors back then were much lighter due to overcapacity. Internationally, loads in the premium cabins were lighter and typically never sold out.

  5. downhillcrasher says:

    Nice one!! I’d be sitting upstairs or upfront on this bird!

  6. Darren says:

    @downhillcrasher: The 747 maps seem to be most popular :-)

  7. Phxbne says:

    I did a lot of TPACs in economy on those – I liked D or K as it minimized the chance of someone climbing over me…..
    I remember complaining at check in to be given a B seat – the agent said “no, it is an aisle” then I slowly I realized I had been upgraded! The agent never actually said anything though….

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