sandyb123
Posts: 771
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:29 pm

Luggage Bin Replacement On Cabin Upgrade?

Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:29 pm

Hi all,

I was just checking out some cabin views of the new NZ cabins and it made me think of a post a couple of weeks ago relating to cabin interiors.

Why do airlines fit new seats, IFE and (perhaps) toilets but leave the old luggage bins and roofs in? I understand that seating is No1 for comfort and 'wear and tear' but from an aesthetic point of view I think the old style luggage bins date the interior and look bad. The old style 767 interiors are particularly bad for this IMO.

Why not upgrade to the 777 style? Would this require side wall replacement too?


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Jonathan Rankin


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Sergey Kustov




Sandyb123

[Edited 2008-11-16 04:31:33]
Member of the mile high club
 
AFKL
Posts: 61
Joined: Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:24 pm

RE: Luggage Bin Replacement On Cabin Upgrade?

Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:39 pm

Sure, it looks much nicer. However, the question here is, is it worth the cost? In these hard economic times it certainly isn't on the top of the "to-do list" of any carrier to update these aspects, which if done fleet-wide, is very costly. Having modern looking over-head luggage bins is not a deciding factor for any customer, whereas having a comfortable and clean seat with a good PTV entertainment system is.

Airlines will have to set their priorities.

Besides, the picture of the Delta 767 you gave as an example is a -400ER model which have only been in service for a couple of years, so these would be delivered with the new over-head bins from day one. Older 767's from Delta don't all have these modern 777 style over-head bins.



ALLARD.
ALLARD. First flight: KLM DC-10, LLW - AMS.
 
sandyb123
Posts: 771
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:29 pm

RE: Luggage Bin Replacement On Cabin Upgrade?

Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:46 pm

It's an interesting argument. Quite a few 'classic interior' 767 operators seem to have made the upgrade. Aesthetically I think it's night and day, is there a weight saving, increased baggage capability or improved safety???

Interestingly Charter Airline First Choice has fitted the new interior on 767's along with some others, but no legacies as far as I can see:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Darren Wilson



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Vasco Garcia (VDG-Images)



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Ben Wang



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © John Padgett



N.B The upgrade is different to new build interiors that have the full 777 style:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © John Snyder-4A7 Spotters



Sandyb123
Member of the mile high club
 
Tod
Posts: 1709
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:51 am

RE: Luggage Bin Replacement On Cabin Upgrade?

Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:08 pm

Heath Tecna of Bellingham, Washington, USA has kits that convert existing 767 and 747 bins into a modern looking configuration without the expense of replacing the entire assembly.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: TUGMASTER and 1 guest

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos