persotvik
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DC10 Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:44 am

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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ltbewr
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RE: DC10 Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:53 am

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
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RE: DC10 Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 7:44 am

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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aeroweanie
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RE: DC10 Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:04 am

United had center overhead bins in steerage (coach) class. I remember how they used to pop open all the time.
 
Gasman
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RE: DC10 Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:31 pm

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.
 
antonovman
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RE: DC10 Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:03 pm

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
 
persotvik
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RE: DC10 Question

Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:35 am

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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cx777fan
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RE: DC10 Question

Sat Mar 26, 2005 5:55 pm

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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