This flight check-in page allows you to choose seats from a 'row 34' which is shown in front of all the other rows and with 9 seats.

Is this just for overbooking? What are these seats like?


The plane is an American Airlines MD-80

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    Take a seat at the font, this plane is so quite at the front, and so noisy at the back. The ugliest plane was ever made in history. Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 21:26

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According to SeatGuru this row doesn't exist. I'd suspect a bug in the booking software, and wouldn't book a seat in this phantom row if I were you :)

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    I have worked in a variation of this ugly plane for 7 years, what you said is correct, it is 100% a bug. The extra row shown belongs to a wide-bodied plane, most likely a 777-200. Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 21:23
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    @HeidelBerGensis either that, or they are some new kind of super-tiny jump seat that can fit nine passengers in the width of five normal seats, between the buklhead and/or flight attendants and the first row of normal-seat passengers. US air carriers are known for squeezing revenue, after all.
    – phoog
    Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 21:44
  • @phoog I do not think so, check the 777-200 v1 for American Airlines and you will see a match with the extra row the OP posted. Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 21:54
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    @HeidelBerGensis it was a joke :-)
    – phoog
    Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 21:55
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    @O.R.Mapper "Sorry sir, there was a mistake, you can not board. Here's a voucher!" Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 22:18

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