At Economy Class and Beyond, I have some odd obsessions. One of them is overhead bin space – or if I’m travelling in the USA – the seeming lack of it on any plane I’m aboard.
Well – for Alaska Airline flyers – there’s good news as Alaska will be getting the Boeing Space Bin installed aboard 34 of their planes.
Let’s remind you of what a Boeing Space Bin looks like.
The Boeing Space bin (Showing in Closed and Open states) – Image, Economy Class and Beyond at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2016
The planes that are due to be modified currently fly with the Boeing Sky Interior, and will be retrofitted mainly to Boeing 737-900ER aircraft in the Alaska Airlines fleet in the coming year.
Alaska Airlines were the first airline to fly the Boeing Space Bins. By the end of 2017, over half of the Alaska Airlines fleet will be fitted with the Space Bin.
Currently there are plans for 30 planes fly with the Space Bin installed by the end of the year.
The bins are a fair bit deeper – allowing for up to 50% more storage that the current overhead bins being used.
Just remember, if you are travelling aboard a plane with the Boeing Space Bin (or the Airbus Pivot Bin), remember to put your compliant travel bag in sideways, with the wheels facing inward….
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