17 Responses

  1. David Huberman
    David Huberman at |

    How does “more shoulder room” work? Are the seats a few centimeters farther apart?

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      The claim is that the spacing between the sidewall and the fuselage is less so the total internal diameter of the cabin is slightly larger. With identical seats on board it really just means that the window seat passenger can lean away from the middle a little easier. But every bit helps, especially in coach.

    2. Michael J. Graven
      Michael J. Graven at |

      So, even more room?

    3. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Even even more, I suppose. Or is that even more more??

      The real question is what they do on all the other dimensions. The little bit of shoulder room is nice but the other stuff will matter a lot more, I think.

    4. Michael J. Graven
      Michael J. Graven at |

      Seth Miller even on current interiors with pivot bins, i so rarely see crew and pax properly loading ohbs vertically. Doubt this will change that.

    5. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      I think that eventually changes over time. Once it is pervasive people start to do it. That’s why you still get people taking shoes off in the PreCheck line. It takes time for the herd to learn new things and probably even longer to change once that learning happens.

    6. David Huberman
      David Huberman at |

      People will generally do whatever you want if you instruct them loudly and clearly. If the FAs are trained to teach pax how to load these bins, and do so loudly and clearly during every boarding, pax will catch on.

    7. Steven Sullivan
      Steven Sullivan at |

      I’m seeing more people catching on, between flight attendant announcements, and the diagrams inside many of the new bins on the DL fleet.

  2. Jackie
    Jackie at |

    WOW — take a look at Set’s full size picture at http://blog.wandr.me/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_0961-1024×642.jpg and look at the spaciousness of the cabin up front, where there are no bins.

    It’s absolutely amazing how different the cabin looks when you add the bins. Wouldn’t it be great if we could return to the old days where baggage was in the hold and we got ample headroom in the cabin? That would do wonders for comfort.

  3. Rob
    Rob at |

    Seth, I’m expecting an updated picture of you in an (Airspace by Airbus) overhead compartment

  4. Steven Sullivan
    Steven Sullivan at |

    Those bins do look like they eliminate some head room. I think I like the more open feel of the pivot bins, which achieve the same thing while preserving a more open cabin feeling.

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      You should fly more Boeing. 😉

      And also read tomorrow’s post on that exact topic.

      Airbus claims, among other things, way lower maintenance costs on the “standard” design, so there’s that, too.

    2. Steven Sullivan
      Steven Sullivan at |

      I fly a nice mix of everything mainline. 🙂

  5. Glen Towler (@NZAircraftFan)
    Glen Towler (@NZAircraftFan) at |

    I knew there was a reason why prefer flying on a Airbus A320 vs Boeing 737 they just have more space the Airbus. It looks like they have done a really good job on this interior.