|Quoting cloudboy (Thread starter):|
With the DL/NW merger, I have now found that overhead bins seem to vary greatly between planes - not just from one type to another, but between the old NW planes and the old DL planes. Now that they are getting strict on baggage rules, I was wondering about the differences in overhead bin sizes. I would have thought that all planes from one manufacturer would have the same bin, but this is obviously not true. How many bin differences are there? Is there a comprehensive list of bin dimensions? How about cutaways - bins are obviously not perfectly rectangular - if there were clear dimensions for the various bins would it be possible to design a bag shape that maximized use of the bins while still allowing luggage to be easily put in and taken out?
|Quoting cloudboy (Reply 8):|
The 22x14x9 is a rectangular dimension that will fit in all bins. Since the bins on most aircraft are not rectangular, there is, by definition, so unused space. Once COULD just try and expand the bag to use up some of that space.
|Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 9):|
You can design a bag that uses the wasted space in the back of an old shelf bin, but as more airlines shift to airplanes with pivot bins
|Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11):|
If bags completely fill the bins you then have no room for all the other stuff people travel with -- coats, purses, duty-free shopping and everything else under the sun. On many routes in cold climates during the winter there's no room in the bins for both bags and bulky winter coats.