Airbus 320:

The Airbus 320 is used on numerous domestic routes. It offers passengers complete audio entertainment including live air traffic control communications on channel 9 (might be disabled at the captains discretion in some cases) and a video system with ceiling mounted LCDs that automatically fold down and up. These screens are used for both the airshow map (a map with current flight data and the position of the aircraft) and for short subject programs including news and sitcoms. On flight between Denver and the east coast or Chicago and the west coast, a movie will be shown.

Sadly the A320 is oftentimes exchanged with an A319 and there is no way to be sure until the actual aircraft arrives at the gate. Generally there is not much of a difference for passengers, except that seat layouts vary significantly. As a result, you might lose your reservation or end up in a less fortunate seat. To avoid that, stay away from orange seats.














Seats 1A, 1B

These are the best seats in Fist Class. A cutout in the wall in front of you provides additional space for your feet.











Seats 1C, 1D

On some A320s, these seats are as good as 1A and 1B. Others are missing the cutout in the wall ahead, so you have less room.














Reihe 2

These are good First-Class seats.























Reihe 3

According to some reports, seats in rows 3 may have a limited recline. Also, if you get switched to an A319, row 3 doesn't exist and you might find yourself moved to the Economy cabin.

















Reihe 6

These seats can be wonderful, if you plan to sit back, relax and possibly sleep. They offer almost more legroom than First Class does. If you would like to watch the movie though, pick another seat. This row is located right below the screens and you'll hurt your neck trying to watch the video program. You might be able to peek into First Class and use one of their monitors.













Rows 7-8

Good Economy Plus seats with a pitch of approximately 35 inches.



















Seats 9A, 9F

These Economy Plus seats have a limited recline.


















Sitze 9B, 9C, 9D, 9E

Good Economy Plus seats with a pitch of approximately 35 inches.














Reihe 10

Row 10 has a limited recline, but great legroom.
















Sitze 11A, 11F

These seats do offer extra legroom and a full recline. Many passengers complain about the armrest that is mounted into the wall and can hurt some people. Also, if you get switched to an A319, these seats don't exist and you will be reseated.













Sitze 11B, 11C, 11D, 11E

These seats have additional legroom and full recline.















Reihe 12

Row 12 is in Standard Economy and not of interest to those who can reserve Economy Plus. For those who can't, row 12 is a good thing though. Because if you get switched to an A319, row 12 is Economy Plus. Usually they let you keep the reservation, which means that you get to fly Economy Plus, eventough you are normally not entitled to.














Rows 13-24

Regular Economy Seats. Many travelers report that seats on the A319 and A320 feel less comfortable than those on other aircraft.














Row 25

Try to avoid these seats. They have less room due to the curvature of the plane. Also, if you get switched to an A319, they don't exist and you will be reseated somewhere else.













Reihe 26

Beyond sharing all the disadvantages of row 25, this row may also have no recline, as some recent flyers report. It seems that now all A320 have a full row 26.