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 Feb 10, 16, 2:45 am
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Originally Posted by ptr120 View Post
The usual logic is to ignore Seat Guru and go to thebasource.com

I'm guessing that you are on one of the second hand Gatwick aircraft?
I don't know about secondhand but yes, LGW-BCN... And I am still confused.

The seating plans on basource all show seats 1D&F
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Originally Posted by hungry View Post
I don't know about secondhand but yes, LGW-BCN... And I am still confused.

The seating plans on basource all show seats 1D&F
Apart from this one http://www.thebasource.com/seatmaps/a320/cy171.html

EDIT: these are ex Wizz air aircraft that have recently been acquired for LGW, there are currently 9 of them atm.
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Thanks. Makes a bit more sense now

Are these ex wizz planes of a lower quality to proper BA aircraft?
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Thanks. Makes a bit more sense now

Are these ex wizz planes of a lower quality to proper BA aircraft?
Of the 9 planes in this seat configuration only 3 came from Wizz, the others were from fellow OneWorld airline TAM (Brazil). They are identical A320s to others in the BA fleet, they aren't the oldest BA have, even the seats now fitted are the same as most of the other BA A320s. The only real difference is the seating layout, with what is effectively an extra half-row at the front where a wardrobe is fitted on new-to-BA aircraft.
Ten planes were originally expected, and went through an extensive refurb process during which they were BA-ised. When they were stripped for refurb BA engineers discovered one had problems and this was rejected, which is why there are only 9 in service. A replacement for the 10th plane is expected in time for summer.
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Question London Gatwick G-GAT? A320s

On BA2717 in CE and have a choice of 1AC or 2DF . as front rows - no 1DF. Which is the better choice?
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On BA2717 in CE and have a choice of 1AC or 2DF . as front rows - no 1DF. Which is the better choice?
2DF is what you want: this is the G-GAT series referred supra, including some photos. The 1AC have no bulkhead, and masses of leg room, but you are facing the cabin crew for take off and landing. In the ideal world, the crew prefer no-one to be sat in these seats. 2D and 2F have some of the most generous leg and knee room on the shorthaul.

BA2717 is Málaga to London Gatwick, for the benefit of anyone who hasn't yet memorised the timetable.
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On BA2717 in CE and have a choice of 1AC or 2DF . as front rows - no 1DF. Which is the better choice?
2DF. Extra legroom, without the lack of privacy and knocks/bumps of 1AC.
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Hello.. I'm shortly going to to be flying to Mykonos in club and as now as gold, am able to select the front rows. I read on the forum that I should take 1a/c to get a good view on Mykonos on approach to landing. However, I recently flew on an a320 to Malta and was not happy to see 1 a/c did not have a bulkhead and seemed very open to the galley and jump seats. The plane we are travelling on from LHR is listed as a 32A rather than a 20A as suggested in this thread. Can I be sure of having a bulkhead in 1a/c or should I opt for / stay with 1d/f on the way out and back.

As ever, grateful for any insight to maximize our experience on the day!
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The LHR aircraft have a bulkhead in that location, so they have a slightly different design to the Malta G-GATx aircraft. (More details and photos upthread incidentally). On the other hand 1D / 1F does not have the extra legroom that the LGW aircraft have. There is a highly remote possibility of a LGW / LHR swap but I've not seen it happen yet. Either way, 1A / 1C is a good seat arrangement for LHR.
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The LHR aircraft have a bulkhead in that location, so they have a slightly different design to the Malta G-GATx aircraft. (More details and photos upthread incidentally). On the other hand 1D / 1F does not have the extra legroom that the LGW aircraft have. There is a highly remote possibility of a LGW / LHR swap but I've not seen it happen yet. Either way, 1A / 1C is a good seat arrangement for LHR.
Ah - thank you again! It's all so confusing. Neither myself or OH are very tall so we value privacy over leg room... But I am keen to enjoy the views. I believe the left hand side is also better for departure from JMK so I think I will change from 1DF to AC while they are still available.

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Originally Posted by CaroFos View Post
Ah - thank you again! It's all so confusing. Neither myself or OH are very tall so we value privacy over leg room... But I am keen to enjoy the views. I believe the left hand side is also better for departure from JMK so I think I will change from 1DF to AC while they are still available.
Both sides work for arrival since the aircraft sweeps over the neighbouring islands en route, and indeed port side is best for departure, subject to weather conditions on the day, naturally. I wouldn't let it be a total decider, but 1A and 1C are good seats anyway.
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CWS, I'm going to assume you've done the JMK run from LCY on the E190? Given that it's a relatively long flight on a relatively small aircraft, were the sufficient stocks of drink on board for both the outbound & return (in terms of wine/spirits rather than champagne)? I assume nothing is uplifted down route?
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CWS, I'm going to assume you've done the JMK run from LCY on the E190? Given that it's a relatively long flight on a relatively small aircraft, were the sufficient stocks of drink on board for both the outbound & return (in terms of wine/spirits rather than champagne)? I assume nothing is uplifted down route?
Yes, but with 7 passengers on board, this wasn't too tricky. One lad did try his best but tragically peaked too soon and passed out somewhere over Salzburg, so that was the end of that. Nothing is downloaded at any Greek airport apart from ATH, I believe.

Recently did a LHR-KGS (Kos) and no obvious shortages, a few fizzy bottles went back to ET too, for someone's birthday. That's a MF route.
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Originally Posted by CaroFos View Post
Ah - thank you again! It's all so confusing. Neither myself or OH are very tall so we value privacy over leg room... But I am keen to enjoy the views. I believe the left hand side is also better for departure from JMK so I think I will change from 1DF to AC while they are still available.

By coincidence, I flew over Mykonos 2 hours ago. This shows the airport from the Paradise Beach end, the usual approach route, with the town to the left. And yes, today, Easter Sunday in the Orthodox rite, it's every bit as blue as shown here.

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I moved our December LHR-FCO flight to an earlier A320 flight.
We currently have 1AC. Any reason to move to 1DF?
I recall 1DF having more legroom but that was ex-LGW which from above has more 1DF legroom??
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