Seating guide: Airbus A320

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Airbus A320 Seating Guide

Whenever you call up your flight details using BA.com’s Manage My Booking (MMB), you may notice an peculiar code describing the aircraft operating your flight. It is usually generically marked as “320”, but can change to either 20A or M0A closer to departure. These codes can be quite useful as they allow you to narrow down the actual aircraft operating your flight.

Screen shot of the seat map in MMB, indicating where you can find information about the aircraft type

MMB code 20A
BA's indigenous A320s are fitted with B/E Aerospace slimline leather upholstered seats with 4-way adjustable headrests and eye level magazine storage. Cabins are also fitted with LED lighting. Seating capacity is 168CM

Notes:
  • Seat pitch is approx 30” in standard rows. Pitch is the same in business class ("Club Europe") as it is in economy ("Euro Traveller" and "Domestic")
  • In business class ("Club Europe"), the unsold middle seat is converted into a shared space by way of a fold down console. Business class cabin sizes do vary depending on individual flight loads. While the cabin size is usually determined approx 72 hours ahead of departure, the seat map is still subject to further minor adjustments up to approx 24 hours before departure although rarely contracting or expanding by more than one row during this period. The maximum capacity in business class is 40C (rows 1 to 10)
  • Exit rows 11 and 12 offer greater leg room but caution may be given to rows 10 and 11, as these seats do not recline.
  • Seats fitted on BA mainline A320s do not have power sockets (subject to verification)
  • Rows 3, 6, and 9 are without overhead vent nozzles. There may be other rows aft of the exit rows without nozzles, subject to verification
  • There are twelve A320s fitted with IFE equipment, showing looped content on overhead screens
Applicable IFE equipped aircraft:
G-EUUA, G-EUUB, G-EUUC, G-EUUD, G-EUUE, G-EUUF, G-EUUG, G-EUUH, G-EUUI, G-EUUJ, G-TTOB, and G-TTOE

MMB code M0A
Former BD frames, configured 168CM with 28 rows offer an approx 30" seat pitch. Exit rows are 11 and 12. Seats in rows 10 and 11 have no recline. These aircraft are identifiable by their row numbers - last row is 29, and row number 13 is skipped. Beware of seat 01F which on G-MEDK has no windows
Applicable aircraft:
G-MEDK, G-MIDO, G-MIDS, G-MIDT, G-MIDX, and G-MIDY

For all other aircraft codes
See https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...-aircraft.html
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Old Aug 31, 15, 4:45 am
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Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
Questions about window alignments have come up many times over the years. Fortunately, the answers were collated and used to create the seat maps you can find in post 1 of this thread. When BA refitted the Airbus cabins, the new 20A seat maps were created using multiple photographic and “in-situ” survey notes to check for accuracy. I hope you find the seat maps as useful as I do - as far as I am aware there are no other maps available in the public domain that show window positions.
Should I be aware of any differences in the A320's at LGW?
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Old Aug 31, 15, 4:57 am
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I hope you find the seat maps as useful as I do - as far as I am aware there are no other maps available in the public domain that show window positions.
they are great - but any chance the horrible rows without air vents could be added ?
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Old Sep 8, 15, 7:14 am
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BA A320 2 windows

I have seen a picture from a frequent flyer that sat in row 25 of a BA A320 seat 25F and he had 2 windows to his seat. is this only on specific few ba a320's or the majority? Also are there any other rows which have 2 windows per window seat?

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Old Sep 13, 15, 1:37 am
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20E type A320 Club Europe seating

We are travelling on a 20E type A320 tonight. I am aware of the benefits of 1 A and C/2D and F, but does anyone know of any rows other than these that have missing windows? Thanks.
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Old Sep 13, 15, 4:59 am
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Originally Posted by northeastflyer View Post
We are travelling on a 20E type A320 tonight. I am aware of the benefits of 1 A and C/2D and F, but does anyone know of any rows other than these that have missing windows? Thanks.
These front rows on G-GAT do have windows present and aligned. The window is slightly better aligned at 1A/C but the leg room is also very good on 2D/F. There isn't a Delta Kilo style blank on any of them or the A321 rear exit row constrained window. Some windows are a bit better aligned than the others but not to the extent that is noticeable to the average traveller.

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Old Sep 13, 15, 5:24 pm
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That photo is so depressing. The customers knees are practically wedged against the seat in front and the lack of wardrobe is so indicative of the cheapification of the product. Sigh.
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Old Sep 13, 15, 5:31 pm
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Originally Posted by G-AVFC View Post
That photo is so depressing. The customers knees are practically wedged against the seat in front and the lack of wardrobe is so indicative of the cheapification of the product. Sigh.
That customer was tall, close to 2 metres I would guess.
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Old Sep 17, 15, 12:43 pm
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Are 1AC/2DF usually blocked on the LGW-RAK A320 fleet until T-72 or similar, or are they likely to be actually reserved by other passengers? 1DF don't seem to exist so I think it's a G-CAT per http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/25110166-post221.html

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Old Sep 17, 15, 12:57 pm
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Correct. They become available just after 11am GMT (currently 12pm BST) on D-3.
It might not be just the front seats on each side - if 2DF is blocked I assume 2AC is too - as many seats as they think they might "usually" have Golds on the route.
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Old Sep 17, 15, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by ENTP View Post
Correct. They become available just after 11am GMT (currently 12pm BST) on D-3.
It might not be just the front seats on each side - if 2DF is blocked I assume 2AC is too - as many seats as they think they might "usually" have Golds on the route.
Great, thanks for the quick reply!
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Old Oct 13, 15, 3:59 am
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On the G-GAT fleet, is 2F a nicer experience than 1A? (where you're sat in the Galley!)
I'm tempted to stick with 1A in case there is a sub.
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Old Oct 14, 15, 7:24 am
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Originally Posted by snuffi View Post
On the G-GAT fleet, is 2F a nicer experience than 1A? (where you're sat in the Galley!)
I'm tempted to stick with 1A in case there is a sub.
Such a first world problem, but I was about to post this question after nabbing one of those amazing £150 returns in Gatwick flash sale ending tonight.

CWS, thanks for the picture of seats 1A/C in what will assumedly be our layout for upcoming LGW-RAK flight. We've nabbed those seats on way out. I'm quite a shortie so 1A with even a bulging lower door 1 [??] will still be fine but MrNoTiers at 6'2" will appreciate the near unlimited space at 1C. Will 2D/F also afford him enough legroom, without the full view of galley. Of course FTnerd here I would probably prefer that view but all things being equal does the greater privacy of 2D/F compromise on space?

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Old Oct 14, 15, 7:39 am
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For my 2 returns on this layout I originally booked 1a but on looking at this thread I have changed to 2f. Thanks for the info.
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Old Oct 14, 15, 8:02 am
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Originally Posted by snuffi View Post
On the G-GAT fleet, is 2F a nicer experience than 1A? (where you're sat in the Galley!)
I'm tempted to stick with 1A in case there is a sub.
2F is good, and you have a nice view of the wing and no. 2 engine (see below). For teh reasons you mention I much prefer 2F over 1A or C. However, you are right the danger is an aircraft sub after OLCI and you now find 2F is no longer a bulkhead.

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Wonderful - have just opted for 2F (automatically allocated 1A by BA) for a November trip on the £150 fares. Completely free cabin in first outbound...
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