Seating guide: Airbus A321 short haul

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MMB/Expertflyer Aircraft Codes:
321 = Airbus A321
32Q = Airbus A321neo

UPDATE: Initial posts are now largely outdated but the seat plans and descriptions in post #1 are up-to-date and reflect the densified cabin layouts of both the CEO and NEO aircraft. Below is the basic summary from the WIKI on the "Densified A321" Thread

All BA's existing A321ceo aircraft have now been densified from 205 to 218 seats.
New A321neo aicraft are being added, these start with registration G-NEOP and onwards. These have 220 seats, with Row 9 having 6 seats rather than 4 seats.
There are no A321 205 seat aircraft now in service.
The first A321neo entered service on 30th November 2018.

A321ceo (CY218):
Seats with extra knee space are in rows 1, 10, 23 (pairs of 2 seats) and 24 (A and F only).
Seats in row 37 (back row) have no window view.
They have Pinnacle seats throughout.
There are middle seat tables in CE.
See this post from @CWS for some photos
AeroLOPA seat plan: Click here

The following elevation diagrams of the A321 CEO (type 21V) cabin show the relationship between seats and windows. Note, while the elevations show the arrangement of the DEF seats, the ABC side is effectively a mirror of what you can see here.






A321neo (CY220):
Extra Legroom seats are in rows 1, 16 and 27
Seats in roww 37 (back row) have no window view.
Rows 1-14 have Pinnacle Seats. Rows 15-37 feature Slimline Recaro Seats with no recline.
There are NO middle seat tables in CE.
AeroLOPA seat plan: Click here

Here are the corresponding cabin elevations of the A321 NEO (type 32Q). As with the CEO, the elevations show the arrangement of the DEF seats with the ABC side effectively a mirror of what you can see here.






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Old Jun 17, 21, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by just_starting View Post
Are you saying BA are wrong here and I should go for 26D instead?!
26D is NOT an extra legroom seat stay in 27D
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Originally Posted by just_starting View Post
I've seen conflicting reports on here (e.g. https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30500737-post102.html), and the BA seatmap has 27BCDE as extra legroom seats, but not 26BCDE:



Are you saying BA are wrong here and I should go for 26D instead?!
My error. Here is the correct seating arrangement at rows 26 and 27.



The cabin elevations in the Wiki have been amended accordingly
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Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
My error. Here is the correct seating arrangement at rows 26 and 27.



The cabin elevations in the Wiki have been amended accordingly
This does suggest that row 27 does have at least a bit of window view if you turn your head fully?

Currently debating relative merits of 27 versus 16 for the 4 of us. Not been on this frame before! I will get moaned at if there is absolutely zero window view so will sacrifice the extra legroom and go with 16 if that's the case
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Originally Posted by ratechaser View Post
This does suggest that row 27 does have at least a bit of window view if you turn your head fully?

Currently debating relative merits of 27 versus 16 for the 4 of us. Not been on this frame before! I will get moaned at if there is absolutely zero window view so will sacrifice the extra legroom and go with 16 if that's the case
100% Zero window at Row 27 on the A321neo. Will try to find a photo to attach.



It’s hard to see and I have no better photo. But the full window is in Row 28 behind.

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Originally Posted by george77300 View Post
100% Zero window at Row 27 on the A321neo. Will try to find a photo to attach.



It’s hard to see and I have no better photo. But the full window is in Row 28 behind.
Thanks... I think 16 is a safer bet then!
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The A321 NEO cabin elevations in the wiki have been tweaked to clarify the window conditions at row 27. The same goes for the aeroLOPA seat map
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Row 2: power socket remained red throughout flight.. turned green on landing.. possible crew had power to seats set incorrectly midflight thinking they were ON, then flipped the other way for landing, which turned them ON rather than OFF? (Crew were FAR too busy to be bothered with such Qs.. they were struggling with a 14 row club cabin).
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Row 2: power socket remained red throughout flight.. turned green on landing.. possible crew had power to seats set incorrectly midflight thinking they were ON, then flipped the other way for landing, which turned them ON rather than OFF? (Crew were FAR too busy to be bothered with such Qs.. they were struggling with a 14 row club cabin).
Unbelievable that is not automated.
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Originally Posted by Dicksbits View Post
Row 2: power socket remained red throughout flight.. turned green on landing.. possible crew had power to seats set incorrectly midflight thinking they were ON, then flipped the other way for landing, which turned them ON rather than OFF? (Crew were FAR too busy to be bothered with such Qs.. they were struggling with a 14 row club cabin).
That sounds very plausible, I usually have to prompt for them to switch it on in the first place.
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Originally Posted by S_W_S View Post
That sounds very plausible, I usually have to prompt for them to switch it on in the first place.
i know they’re busy, but you’d think it was part of the check list once the aircraft was above 10,000 feet.
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Thanks... I think 16 is a safer bet then!
For you frequent BA flyers out there, what are the chances of an empty 16B if we pick 16A and 16C?
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For you frequent BA flyers out there, what are the chances of an empty 16B if we pick 16A and 16C?
It depends how many people are on your flight, what your BA/OWE status is and way too many variables to know right now. Sorry...
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Just to be 100% sure, if 23 and 24 are showing as exit rows, it is the pairs in 23 and 24A/F that have the extra legroom ?
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Just to be 100% sure, if 23 and 24 are showing as exit rows, it is the pairs in 23 and 24A/F that have the extra legroom ?
Thats correct. That will be a A321ceo. That means 24A/F have windows too. (None on the respective Row 27 on the neo)
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