Seating guide: Airbus A320

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Airbus A320 Seating Guide

Whenever you call up your flight details using BA.comís Manage My Booking (MMB), you may notice an peculiar code describing the aircraft operating your flight. It is usually generically marked as ď320Ē, 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 30Ē 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 Sep 28, 18, 2:30 am
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I had the misfortune of flying Y (row 16) on an A320neo the other day. At 195cm tall it was impossible to put my legs straight, so I had to twist my body to put them in the aisle. When the trolley came past I had to put my knees on the headrest of the seat infront. What a miserable way to travel.
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Old Sep 29, 18, 8:27 pm
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Originally Posted by ajbrowc View Post
I had the misfortune of flying Y (row 16) on an A320neo the other day. At 195cm tall it was impossible to put my legs straight, so I had to twist my body to put them in the aisle. When the trolley came past I had to put my knees on the headrest of the seat infront. What a miserable way to travel.
Ouch! Sounds miserable!
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Old Oct 8, 18, 4:11 pm
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Flew on the 320 NEO for the first time last week, both CE and ET. The interior was absolutely spotless and the exterior was very shiny. CE feels less exclusive than on the older 320's with the removal of the table, but other than that there is not much difference. In ET the seats from around row 13/14 seem to have no adjustable headreasts. Overall in ET it feels cramped and cheap. Not nice at all. It was clean, granted, but that's a function of the fact that it's a new aircraft. That will change soon enough.
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Old Dec 17, 18, 4:30 pm
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I was wondering why rows 13 and 14 are showing as blocked on ExpertFlyer for my LPA flight in Feb, as I thought the maximum Club Europe cabin on an A320 is 12 rows?
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Old Dec 22, 18, 8:18 am
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My return from Prague to LHR in Jan (BA857 11/01/19) is showing as a 32N in Expert Flyer and has 30 rows. Iím assuming, with Holmesian ability, that this is a Neo?

Iím in row 12, so if it is a Neo it will be interesting to compare the new seats aft of me with the legacy 320 seat.
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Old Dec 22, 18, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by krispy84 View Post
My return from Prague to LHR in Jan (BA857 11/01/19) is showing as a 32N in Expert Flyer and has 30 rows. Iím assuming, with Holmesian ability, that this is a Neo?

Iím in row 12, so if it is a Neo it will be interesting to compare the new seats aft of me with the legacy 320 seat.
It could conceivably be a densified A320CEO but, given that PRG is flown from T3, the NEO is the more likely.
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Old Dec 30, 18, 4:35 pm
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I'm sure I know the answer to this, but just to be 100% sure- in 2D/F on the G-GAT planes (which are missing 1D/F) do all belongings need to go up in the locker? I guess the answer is yes as there is no way to secure anything in the foot space?
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Old Dec 30, 18, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by essexadventurer View Post
I'm sure I know the answer to this, but just to be 100% sure- in 2D/F on the G-GAT planes (which are missing 1D/F) do all belongings need to go up in the locker? I guess the answer is yes as there is no way to secure anything in the foot space?
yes as 2d-f is a bulkhead row the floor space in front of you must be clear.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 2:11 am
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Thanks, will nab those seats now before someone else does!
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Old Feb 18, 19, 9:19 am
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My flight to LHR-Dublin has all seats available in CE and isnt missing any seats from the front row, what would be the best seat in CE?

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Old Apr 1, 19, 2:50 am
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Flying in ET on A320 LGW to PMI if we chose exit row seats in row 12 and had middle and window is there enough room for us to get up from our seats without the passenger in the aisle seat standing up?

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Old Apr 1, 19, 2:55 am
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Originally Posted by Bluesky30 View Post
Flying in ET on A320 LGW to PMI if we chose exit row seats in row 12 and had middle and window is there enough room for us to get up from our seats without the passenger in the aisle seat standing up?

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Not really. I guess they could swing to their side with their legs in the aisle for you to get past but tbh it's probably just easier for them to get up and let you get out.
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Old Apr 1, 19, 3:24 am
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Ok thanks maybe Iíll go for aisle and middle then. My other half doesnít like having to ask other people to move!
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Old Apr 1, 19, 3:25 am
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Also would I just be better choosing row 11 as thatís exit row also?
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Old Apr 1, 19, 3:47 am
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Originally Posted by Bluesky30 View Post
Also would I just be better choosing row 11 as thatís exit row also?
there won't be any difference in seat pitch between row 11 and 12. row 11 seats won't recline tho if that's a factor for you.
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