What's on the drawing board?
AeroLOPA's mission is to create and share detailed seat diagrams that are as easy to access and read on a mobile phone as they are on a desktop computer. What they do not do is tell you is where the best seats are, rather our aim is to provide all the necessary information you will need to make your own informed decision.
The creative process starts with a technical blueprint of each aircraft type. Factory standard galley, washroom, storage units are inserted, then the cabins are populated with seats and carefully space planned. It sounds simple, but to ensure accuracy scores of photos are scrutinised, cabin videos closely studied allowing seat positions to be spot checked and adjusted as necessary. The diagrams are then fine tuned and annotated before being signed off for publication.
We get a lot a questions about what airlines we plan to cover in the future. We have several airlines on the "drawing board" at the moment. Austrian, Malaysia Airlines, and SAS Scandinavian Airlines are recent additions and we plan to add TAP and Icelandair in the very near future. Emirates is another airline we very much wish to add to the AeroLOPA portfolio but at the time of writing the data we need to produce accurate seat maps is insufficient for our purpose but we haven't given up on Emirates. The British Airways fleet will be augmented with Comair franchise Boeing 737 seat maps plus updates to the Boeing 787-10. The Delta Air Lines narrow body fleet is also in production and we are waiting for fresh data to complete the Virgin Atlantic A350 leisure configuration.
We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to those industry insiders who have very kindly contacted us and for their generosity in helping us develop seat maps, most notably involving the Air France, Ryanair, SWISS, and Wizz Air portfolios.
Enjoy and do please let us know what's working plus any areas you think need attention.