Better Bin Space Coming Soon for Alaska Airlines Carry-ons
July 11, 2014 at 12:53 PM
Good news from the planes and people over at Alaska Airlines, and this time it has nothing to do with their in-flight oatmeal. The carrier is pretty darn proud of their latest airplane advancement—thanks to Boeing—and now they’re all about sharing the news about their expanded overhead bins.
These new so-called Space Bins can increase carry-on capacity by roughly 50 percent, and that’s certainly appealing to those passengers bringing plenty of personal belongings along for overhead storage.
Alaska Airlines is apparently the first carrier that will offer these up, and for those familiar with the airline’s current Boeing Sky Interior—it’s kind of a similar look but with even more capacity.
Aboard Boeing 737-900ERs there should be room for as many as 174 standard carry-on bags, and that’s a boost from the usual number of around 117. The big and bad bins are even deep enough to carry some unusual items as well, as apparently guitars will fit in there too without a problem.
As far as the bin arrival it’ll be late into next year before we see things in action, as these will be included on Alaska Airlines’ order for new planes from Boeing like some of the next generations 737s as well as the 737 MAX.