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 May 11, 18, 7:01 am
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I too am flying LHR to ATH in CW. At the moment the bulkhead which we normally like is X'ed out but it gave us the option to buy seats in row 2 and 3. If I buy two seats in row 2 and the bulkhead eventually opens up ( before T72 hours) will I be able to switch at no charge?
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Old Jun 1, 18, 9:19 am
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Flying LGW-GIB on Monday. Row 1A & 1C just became available, so 1A it is. Wasnt going go bother, however Im tall so a bit more leg room and getting watered and fed first is a nice plus.
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Old Jun 2, 18, 9:34 am
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Does anyone know if their is a bulkead on LGW BA based A320s (row 1 A&C) these days.
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Old Jun 2, 18, 9:42 am
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Does anyone know if their is a bulkead on LGW BA based A320s (row 1 A&C) these days.
The ten or so exWizz A20s dont BA a bulkhead on the 1a-c side, all others do. You can tell which they are as they have a G-GATx registration and the seat map shows no 1d-f seat.
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Old Jun 2, 18, 9:48 am
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The ten or so exWizz A20s dont BA a bulkhead on the 1a-c side, all others do. You can tell which they are as they have a G-GATx registration and the seat map shows no 1d-f seat.
Thanks i cant figure out if the seating plan is accurate or not, shows a bulkhead. I cant find anything as too type of A320 in the booking.
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Old Jun 2, 18, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by calpelion View Post

Thanks i cant figure out if the seating plan is accurate or not, shows a bulkhead. I cant find anything as too type of A320 in the booking.
Ok, there won’t be anything in the aircraft type description. Basically if the seat plan shows a full row 1 (so a-c and d-f) there is a bulkhead, and if it only shows 1a-c, no 1d-f, and a full row 2, there won’t be a bulkhead in front of 1a-c.
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Old Jun 2, 18, 9:59 am
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Ok, there won’t be anything in the aircraft type description. Basically if the seat plan shows a full row 1 (so a-c and d-f) there is a bulkhead, and if it only shows 1a-c, no 1d-f, and a full row 2, there won’t be a bulkhead in front of 1a-c.
Thanks i will see. I was just thinking if their is no bulkhead, 1A might be a bit tight for me with a door slide etc. Due to my height.
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Thanks i will see. I was just thinking if their is no bulkhead, 1A might be a bit tight for me with a door slide etc. Due to my height.
tbh the problem is even if it doesn’t have a bulkhead when you book as an exWizz A320-200 is scheduled there is still a possibility of it changing to another A320-200 which does have one by the time you fly. I does happen occasionally.
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Old Jun 2, 18, 10:09 am
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tbh the problem is even if it doesn’t have a bulkhead when you book as an exWizz A320-200 is scheduled there is still a possibility of it changing to another A320-200 which does have one by the time you fly. I does happen occasionally.
flying on monday, so lets see, appreciate it.
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Old Jun 10, 18, 3:01 pm
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G-MEDK had a bulk head, good flight.
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Old Jun 14, 18, 10:10 am
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G-EUUG bulkhead seat 1A, GIB-LGW, 13/06 comfortable flight.
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Gatwick A320 query

The seating plan shows 1A/C but the first row on the D/F side is row 2. Are 1A/C the best option here or is 2D/F equivalent or better? They are all available to me at the moment.
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Old Aug 27, 18, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Newly Wed View Post
The seating plan shows 1A/C but the first row on the D/F side is row 2. Are 1A/C the best option here or is 2D/F equivalent or better? They are all available to me at the moment.
That is the G-GAT aircraft referenced above. so 2D and F have some of the best legroom in shorthaul, almost as good as the Embraer 190. 1A and 1C have even more, but there are crew right in front of you during take off and landing, so unless very, very tall you are best in 2DF
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Thank you.
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Family of 4 A320 CE Seating

For a family of 4 LHR to FCO, any suggestions on the optimal Club Europe seating an A320? I'm thinking of paying for the seats as the flight as down the road, I don't want to get stuck in rows 3 or 6 with no air vent, and I want to maximize room. I was thinking 4DF and 5DF as the DF side is supposed to better than the AC side, correct?

Alternatively, so we're all in the same row- 2AC and 2 DF.

Thoughts?

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