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User currently offlinePersotvik From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 274 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2399 times:

Hi there Smile

When I look at DC10 cabin shots here at Airliners.net I have seen the DC10 interior both with and without center overheadbins.

Did Douglas deliver the DC10 without the center overheadbins as standard ? and was the center overheadbins an option for the customers?

I have flown on MyTravel Airways DC10-10 and there was the center bin mounted.


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13039 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2369 times:

If you were to do a search you would also find some early L-1011's without center row overhead bins too. Some early DC-10's were not equipped with overhead bins, but that was a time when people didn't bring as much carry-on's or you had enough seat pitch to place something under the seat or had closets to hang coats or suit bags. Eventually, increasing quanties of carry on luggage, competition and for better customer service overhead bins were installed long after delivery, probably when interiors were updated or normal wear and tear replacment.

User currently offlineCATHAY747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

LTBEWR is quite correct, and in fact, I don't think United EVER installed center bins...at least in First Class, I know they didn't have any up in to the early 80s when I flew them quite often between IAD & LAX.

Boy, those were the days, though! I fondly remember all those flights.



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User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1607 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2114 times:
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United had center overhead bins in steerage (coach) class. I remember how they used to pop open all the time.

User currently offlineGasman From New Zealand, joined Mar 2004, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

If memory serves correctly, Air New Zealand's DC-10-30s also didn't have overhead bins. I remember the cabins having a lovely open & airy feel.

Personally, I feel that the amount of carry on luggage has got severely out of hand, and in the interests of passenger comfort, safety and efficiency, airlines need to take steps towards reducing it from current levels.


User currently offlineAntonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

i worked for world airways years ago when they had a fleet of brand new dc10-30's. in one of their flyers it stated that world were the first airline to order overhead bins on these aircraft

User currently offlinePersotvik From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

Quoting Gasman (Reply 4):
Personally, I feel that the amount of carry on luggage has got severely out of hand, and in the interests of passenger comfort, safety and efficiency, airlines need to take steps towards reducing it from current levels.

I totally agree here. This is out of control and it is starting to be a safety issue.

Thank's for the answers on my question Smile



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User currently offlineCX777Fan From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 294 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Last year I flew on a JAL DC10 from HND to KIX in the last row of economy. Both sections of the economy cabin had overhead bins over the centre seats over the rear two thirds of the cabin. In front of that was the movie projector fastened to the ceiling rather than the bottom of the bins. I thought it was a really interesting configuration.

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