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Overhead Bin Holding Rails On Narrowbodies  
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6643 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2072 times:

Why don't all airlines have overhead bin holding rails on their narrowbodies? On newer aircraft, IMO it woudn't make sense not to include them. When Delta installed the bin extensions on their MD-88s and 757s, holding rails were added on. Delta's 737-800s came with them factory-installed. However, I have noticed that not all 737NGs have them:


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To the left is the Continental 737-700 without the holding rail, to the right is the Delta 737-800 with the holding rail. Why isn't this option standard on all 737NGs? I don't see a point why not to include them.


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User currently offlineTigerotor77W From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2068 times:

My understanding is that most Boeing planes don't have them; in fact, the bin design on 777s can't accomodate them.

Airbus planes have them incorporated as standard, and my guess is that airlines pushed Boeing to include them because of their safety value.


User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6643 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2057 times:

Quoting Tigerotor77W (Reply 1):
in fact, the bin design on 777s can't accomodate them.

They are less needed on widebody aircraft IMO. In fact, I don't think I have ever seen any Boeing widebody with them. On a widebody, I would prefer the 777-style bins as they make the cabin appear more spacious and have a greater capacity. In fact, the A350 will include pivot bins as standard, and the A380 will have them as an option.



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User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3224 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2047 times:

Well the 738 definately looks better with them then without them...that's a good enough reason to include them as standard if you ask me. Appearence are important. The passenger may not notice the details but those small details add up to a 'quality experience'. Same way a BMW or an audi have little 'touches' that make the difference.

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