At doors 2 I have noticed that some airlines do not have overhead bins above both 2L and 2R. Others have bins only above 2R and some have bins over both. All 321s have overhead bins above 3L/R.
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Bins over 2R only
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Bins over both 2L and 2R
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The slides are Doors 2 and 3 are stored in the aircraft, under the door. The inflation cylinders are in the overhead bins above the door. If there is no overhead bin above the door, where is the inflation cylinder located?
As the 2R door is of the smaller size, what is the benefit of not having the overhead bins above? Evacuation certification?
Regarding the 2L door, is it possible for it to be used as a pax entry door? I have seen Airbus material which indicates this. Do any airlines make use of this feature? Obviously driving an aerobridge to this door would be extremely difficult! What about stairs? The door is a full-sized door, yet on many configurations overhead bins cover the top third of the opening. Though in the first example above, Lufthansa, it seems that the Doors 2 area is set up for this purpose (pax entry).
Thanks in advance.