Seats on some aircraft may be getting the squeeze, but there is some good news for fliers who don't want to pay to check their luggage.
Boeing is redesigning its overhead bins on its new 737 planes that enable 50 percent more baggage storage than current models.
Called the “Space Bin,” the larger bins will fit six standard-sized bags, rather than the four that current models hold, according to an April 14 statement by the company. The bins, which will fit between 130 and 194 bags, will be tall enough so that luggage can be inserted on their sides, rather than flat. Boeing said this will not just allow for more luggage but will make embarking and disembarking a lot faster.
Too bad it won’t solve the problem of air rage over snoring seatmates.