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Question: E190 planes, smaller overhead cabin space?

Old Feb 13, 14, 10:47 pm
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Question E190 planes, smaller overhead cabin space?

On the E190 planes, is there less space in the overhead bins? Just curious if there is less space for carry ons.

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Old Feb 13, 14, 11:23 pm
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Originally Posted by yscleo View Post
On the E190 planes, is there less space in the overhead bins? Just curious if there is less space for carry ons.

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In J, the port bin has room for...well, I've put a sleeping bag in it once, and a model 787. Nothing larger. The J starboard bin fits rollers wheels first.

In Y, the bins are the same size on both sides, but a roller won't go in wheels first, so it occupies a huge part of the bin.

On December 21 (I think), in SFO, on a YVR flight, they came around gate-checking everyone's bag. Maybe they had an exemption for status/J, but I only had a backpack, so I didn't get to test that theory. I can confirm that theory tomorrow night.
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Old Feb 14, 14, 6:25 am
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Originally Posted by yscleo View Post
On the E190 planes, is there less space in the overhead bins? Just curious if there is less space for carry ons.

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Less space ... compared to what?

Compared to the bins on an A320, the Embraer overheads are definitely smaller. Compared to a CRJ, they're positively cavernous.

I can fit a B&R 20-inch Baseline in the E190, although as Canadian Cow notes, when traveling in Y it has to go in sideways (i.e. douche bag style) because the bin simply isn't deep enough to swallow it wheels-first. An 18- or 19-inch bag might fit wheels-first, but it would still be a tight squeeze.

Widebody or expandable bags would probably still fit sideways, but again, it would likely be a tight squeeze.

When traveling on this aircraft, a smallish duffle or backpack tends to work best. Rollaboards just don't fit, and are particularly problematic on routes with heavy pax loads like YYZ-YYC or YYZ-YEG.

Does that help?

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Old Feb 14, 14, 6:37 pm
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Thanks for the answers. Yes I was comparing to the other "normal" or larger sized jets.

Do they ask passengers to check their carry-ons (free) often, due to less overhead space? We'll be flying yyz-mia and it's E190 planes. There's another trip we're thinking of booking and see it's also E190s.
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Old Feb 14, 14, 11:16 pm
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If the flight is full, they may make an announcement at the gate asking people to voluntarily gate check larger/rolling bags. If its not a full flight, they likely won't. From my experience, they don't usually go out and start gate checking until after boarding has begun and its clear that there isn't enough space.
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Old Feb 15, 14, 12:41 am
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Tonight SFO-YVR, they announced the flight was full, and asked for volunteers. They didn't force anything (this time).
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Old Feb 15, 14, 5:43 am
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Yesterday i flew united up and down the west coast and every flight i was offered $150 to $200 to take a later flight or another airline because everything was oversold and they were telling people to check their roller boards.

I did fly on a brand new 737 900 and the bins were very large! very nice interior!
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Old Feb 15, 14, 6:17 am
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I normally prefer to board last except for this plane type, since space is a premium. In my experience Y passengers like to use the space above J. On more than one occassion FAs had to take out bags to accomodate J passengers, they would then throw a fit because they either had to check the bag or put it under their seat.
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Old Feb 16, 14, 6:13 pm
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Originally Posted by HerpaYvr View Post
Yesterday i flew united up and down the west coast and every flight i was offered $150 to $200 to take a later flight or another airline because everything was oversold and they were telling people to check their roller boards.

I did fly on a brand new 737 900 and the bins were very large! very nice interior!
If they were that oversold I bet some people were holding out for more money than that.
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Old Feb 16, 14, 8:27 pm
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If they were that oversold I bet some people were holding out for more money than that.
Yes its like a game, if you blink too fast you loose out. Lots of chatter on the flights on how some people were getting like free flights as they were paying up too $400 to take the next flight. Today flying back from IST, FRA-ORD was half full 777-200, but ORD-SEA oversold!!! They were offering $250 to take a later flight.
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