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727 window question.

Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:18 pm



The three windows closed, is that just the window blinds or a blocked off part of the cabin? A galley/toilet? Sorry not familar with 1980's CO stock.
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Re: 727 window question.

Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:11 pm

Look like they're plugged. For what reason, unknown.

A look at the other side reveals a full door. So probably an oddball layout with mid cabin galley/lavs. Was originally a United bird.
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Re: 727 window question.

Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:30 pm

All 727-100s have the mid galley layout. The service door was mid cabin on the right side. Some airlines had an additional "service centre" at the forward entry door or a closet, but that was rare.

No lavs in the centre though. There was one lav at the front right, behind the cockpit and two in the rear on either side of the rear ventral entry door.

Looking at seat charts from the era, what was placed on the left side of the aircraft opposite the mid galley varied among airlines. Continental had a third galley module on the left side opposite the service door. This would account for the blocked windows, as it would appear to be about the right size.

Most airlines like Alaska, American, Northwest, United, etc. all had seats on the left side in uninterupted rows.
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Re: 727 window question.

Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:22 pm

My bad, misread the type. (read as -200) hence my confusion. :facepalm

Seatmap link below - Still odd that they've plugged windows in seat rows though. (No sign of the 3rd Galley unit on that layout)
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Re: 727 window question.

Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:59 pm

That is interesting. The source of that seat chart is the same one I was using ... that is the "Airline Seating Guide" dated Winter 1989. I recognize the layout. But, I was using the actual book, filled with hundreds of airline seat charts. (Before, the days of SeatGuru ;) )

The chart you posted is there, but the one I was looking at was an all Y seat chart with 22 rows, seating 117. I suspect, with the all Y load, the extra galley module is necessary.

However, I note that the row numbering is backward. That is row 22 is up front and row 1 is the last row in the rear. That numbering system was common at Continental Air Micronesia, so I am wondering if it is not one of their seat plans.

Sadly, in the old days of Airliners.Net, I could scan the chart and upload it. It's no longer quite so easy.
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