Boeing building bigger, better bin

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Boeing Co. says a new overhead bin design will create more space and be easier to load and unload.

The Chicago-based airplane maker’s “Space Bins” will hold six standard carry-on bags, two more than the bins now installed on its Next-Generation 737s. And a lower front lip will mean it’s easy to see inside was well as load and unload luggage.

“We’re taking the Boeing Sky Interior, which is hugely popular with our airline customers and passengers, and building on that success by adding even more room for bags,” said Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager for Boeing’s 737 program.

Alaska Airlines will be the first carrier to use the bins when they become available in late 2015.

“Alaska is committed to making flying a hassle-free and comfortable experience,” said Mark Eliasen, Alaska Airlines treasurer and vice president of finance. “The additional storage space will allow our customers to keep their personal items with them in the cabin, which we think they will enjoy.”

The new bins are an available option on new Boeing NG 737s and 737 MAX airplanes. Carriers will be able replace bins on existing 737s too.

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