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User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2501 times:


Note the location of the overhead bins and their handles. It seems very high up and out of reach of shorter passengers. Does this design make sense in the first place? Any other airline uses that setup?

Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3153 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

I think it's the standard layout for planes like the 727,707 and erlier 737.


User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 6265 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

Exactly, back in the day when folks didn't insist upon carrying a lifetime's worth of belongings onto the aircraft, the available space was used to create an open, airy environment in the cabin, unlike today.

User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Hi there,

That wasn't just Syrian. But all original 727-200 Adv
and 737-200 Adv had this style of overhead bins.
Back in the day Boeing called them the "wide body
look" offered with these Advanced 727/737s in contrast
to the open overhead (hat) racks offered on the previous
non- "Advanced 727/737's and the 707's.
However, many customers updated to these over head
bins for their older versions 727/737's as well as 707's.

In my opinion these "higher" overhead bins gave the
cabin a much spacious feel and offered better lighting
conditions as evident in the photo.

Boeing changed this "Advanced" style of overhead bins
for their narrow body a/c with the introduction of the 757
and the 737-300's and subsequently various customers
opted to update the now older "advanced" style to the
larger bins we know today.

Best regards,


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