david b.
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Syrian Air 727

Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:10 am


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?
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RE: Syrian Air 727

Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:43 am

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

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RE: Syrian Air 727

Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:45 am

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.
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RE: Syrian Air 727

Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:34 am

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.

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