Seattle’s Alaska Airlines and Boeing are working to make overhead storage easier for travelers. Alaska Airlines will be the first airline to receive Boeing’s new 737 Space Bins. The new overhead bins will hold a whopping 174 standard carryon bags, a 48% increase from the current 117.
“Boeing listened to Alaska when developing its innovative new 737 Space Bins,” said Mark Thompson, Boeing sales director. “Flight attendants, customer service agents and others visited Boeing’s design center, tested prototypes and gave Boeing’s designers insightful feedback.”
While being wider and longer, the Space Bins will also hang about 2 inches lower, letting customers load bags with fewer struggles and increasing boarding times.
Space Bins will arrive on all Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX airplanes delivered to Alaska Airlines starting in late 2015.