LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13502 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2600 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.
CATHAY747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2430 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.
Gasman From New Zealand, joined Mar 2004, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2221 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.
Persotvik From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1945 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.
CX777Fan From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 304 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1736 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.