Seating guide: Airbus A320

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Airbus A320 Seating Guide

Whenever you call up your flight details using BA.coms 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 3, 19, 12:23 pm
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I will be flying LGW-MTA in July on an A320. It's interesting that the three possible seat maps shown on Seatguru do not match the aircraft. The BA map shows 30 rows, while the Seatguru maps show either 28 or 29 rows, I selected row 12, since I am pretty sure it is the exit row with full recline, right?
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Originally Posted by SJCFlyerLG View Post
I will be flying LGW-MTA in July on an A320. It's interesting that the three possible seat maps shown on Seatguru do not match the aircraft. The BA map shows 30 rows, while the Seatguru maps show either 28 or 29 rows, I selected row 12, since I am pretty sure it is the exit row with full recline, right?
Seatguru is horribly out of date, it's got equipment listed which was reconfigured years ago, not updated for that configuration, and the aircraft is no long flying!

Use thebasource instead. There are 3 main types of A320 out of LGW and 2 subvariants. So either use the website above, put the date here for someone to check, or if you are looking at MMB, it is indeed the second row of A320s with the full recline. The BA.com line up is usually correct. If there is a row 30 you are probably in an former Heathrow aircraft.
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Old May 22, 19, 5:23 pm
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Flew BA for the first time in 5 years.
I needed a one-way ticket from Amsterdam to London, and BA's price was reasonable at 60 Euro's each. EastJet was cheapest but had heard horror stories about how uncomfortable they were.
Imagine my surprise when the A320 I boarded had 30 row's and I was row 29. WOW, I've never flown anything so cramp in my life ( I'm only 6'1). Sestguru showed 28 seats, so I figured my pitch would be around 31-32 but this had to easily be 29" pitch. Most uncomfortable.
Was also really surprised that you couldn't get free water, juice, coffee or coke.

I haven't flown intra-europe in a while, I'm grateful for airlines in North America now.
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Old May 23, 19, 1:05 am
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Yes, best to avoid seatguru on BA for the reasons you found out (and many similar mistakes). Thebasource.com is better resource, and this was probably your aircraft:

CY180 | The BA Source

alternatively.
CY180 | The BA Source

If was a neo it would have slightly more pitch, because the seats are thinner.
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A LGW-ACE flight is showing 30 rows, exit rows have already gone so I’d prefer the last row, however are the reconfigured ones without a window in the last row?
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A LGW-ACE flight is showing 30 rows, exit rows have already gone so Id prefer the last row, however are the reconfigured ones without a window in the last row?
No window last row on all I believe (?). Definitely on A321ceo/neo. Pretty sure no window on last row A320ceo. Cant remember about A320neo.

Seats are also narrower and right by queues for toilets and galley noise. Id avoid last row at all costs.
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Originally Posted by george77300 View Post


No window last row on all I believe (?). Definitely on A321ceo/neo. Pretty sure no window on last row A320ceo. Cant remember about A320neo.

Seats are also narrower and right by queues for toilets and galley noise. Id avoid last row at all costs.

some poor group has block booked them a few minutes later so went for 28f instead.
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