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Old 1st Feb 2023, 12:45
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I'll take a guess at 6F.
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Old 1st Feb 2023, 12:47
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
Though very disappointing that nobody has managed to identify the seat row the photo was taken from.
Don't start!
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Old 1st Feb 2023, 13:50
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
Though very disappointing that nobody has managed to identify the seat row the photo was taken from.
Fancy a go Dave?

A tad blurry, but 9 rows on the stbd side before the exit ahead of the wing




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Old 1st Feb 2023, 16:00
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Originally Posted by Sue VÍtements
Don't start!

And the name of the PIC - and the lovely Cabin Crew....................... this place is getting pretty average these days...........
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Originally Posted by ETOPS
And a nostalgic shout out to the American Flyers 727 - aka "Smokey Joe" whose impressive sooty exhausts would give Greta a fainting fit
Indeed, in the late 1960's Gatwick, MAN and PIK all saw Transatlantic 727's of Wardair, AFA, TIA and World Airways.

Gatwick also saw the weekly 727 flights of Ariana, who lost their new plane at Gatwick in Jan 1969 when trying to land in thick fog on a 3rd attempt, the RVR was likely off limits, and descended too low and hit a house near Fernhill Lane.
In conclusion Heathrow was open and a diversion there was an option.
The Captain's decision to fly on to London Gatwick rather than remain at Frankfurt was not criticised: and he could have landed at Heathrow and Stansted, which were both open where the weather was better, instead of Gatwick if he felt conditions were too bad, and the aircraft could even have returned to Germany if necessary.

World Airways then leased 727's to Ariana until they replaced their 727.



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Old 2nd Feb 2023, 06:59
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Dan Air's first 5 727's in 1973 and 1974 were re-fitted with around 154 seats with the 2 extra rear doors - Memory has this figure in mind - it may have been give or a take a handful.
The Galley was midships on the starboard side (as shown) with a service door.

I flew on a 154 seat DA 727 soon after their introduction in May 1973 from LGW to Palma and the seat pitch was atrocious.
I do recall the seating was reduced to 146.

The seat plan above is a DA -100 series, but without the extra doors at the back, and these seated normally 131-134 pax.
There were 3 of these, and they were often located at Berlin, but both 'types' were based there.


Wardair's 727 had 119 seats.
Rows 1-22 with 34'' pitch.



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Old 2nd Feb 2023, 08:53
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Ah printed seat plans! Wish I’d kept some.
Let us all know when you open your Museum of Aviation, Rog747, and we’ll all be there.
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