Blog reader Will sent me a batch of Cathay Pacific seat maps from the 1980s a couple of years ago, and I have the final one to share with you for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps.
The Boeing 747-200B appearing below devotes more real estate to economy class than the previous Cathay 747-200 I posted. This configuration seats 35 passengers in first class split between decks, 36 in Marco Polo business class and 337 in coach.
The white ‘x’ appearing on many of the bulkhead walls denote bassinet positions, and the yellowish-orange seats in each cabin are the smoking seats. Other colors of note: purple=closets, orange=bar units, and the galleys (pink) and lavatories (baby blue) should be obvious.
In first class, you’d definitely find me in 1A if I were traveling solo, or row two if not. I’m sure the upper deck was nice, but there’s just nothing like the nose of a 747. I’d opt for 15A in business class, and probably an aisle coach seat somewhere in the high 30s.
Where would you sit?
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