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Old Apr 9, 14, 9:05 am
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Luggage on its side in overhead bins

The new A350 bins are designed so that carry-ons can lie on their side in the overhead bins, squeezing in a few more bags. Looking at the pictures, it looks like it might be a tough squeeze. Does anyone know if this will accommodate the wide body bags (15, 16in) commonly allowed on European airlines? Or are we going to see a change in allowable dimensions?
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Luggage on its side in overhead bins

Can you post a pic?
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Old Apr 9, 14, 12:05 pm
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I dont know how to link directly to the picture, but it is here: http://www.ausbt.com.au/airbus-a350-...seats-revealed
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Originally Posted by Cloudship View Post
The new A350 bins are designed so that carry-ons can lie on their side in the overhead bins, squeezing in a few more bags. Looking at the pictures, it looks like it might be a tough squeeze. Does anyone know if this will accommodate the wide body bags (15, 16in) commonly allowed on European airlines? Or are we going to see a change in allowable dimensions?
They will fit.
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Finally, someone gets the bins right.
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Finally, someone gets the bins right.
+1.

I recall flying on other aircraft in the past when bins allowed this much more efficient storage method, but I can't remember which it was. I've always wondered why they weren't all designed to permit this wherever possible.
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sbm12/wandering aramean/seth also posted a pic on his blog, obviously of the exact same bin as shown above.
http://blog.wandr.me/2014/04/photos-...mall-giveaway/


I think the outside bins on the lower deck of the 747 can accommodate bags sideways, also.
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Old Apr 9, 14, 6:44 pm
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I wonder about the weight capacity of those. 5 bags can get pretty heavy.
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looks good
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Old Apr 10, 14, 1:31 am
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Finally, someone gets the bins right.
Which would be Boeing, right??

They've had similar on their Sky Interior product for several years now.
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Old Apr 10, 14, 7:58 am
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Which would be Boeing, right??
Right. Are you confusing me with someone who has ever dissed Boeing?

They've had similar on their Sky Interior product for several years now.
Excellent! Now if only an airline would actually buy the Sky Interior product.
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Originally Posted by gobluetwo View Post
I think the outside bins on the lower deck of the 747 can accommodate bags sideways, also.
Confirmed--our bags have gone sideways into a 747 several times.
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OT - there's a word you don't see often. Or ever.

Airbus has opted for slimline BEA Pinnacle seats in order to spruik maximum legroom
Looks like an Oz thing.
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Right. Are you confusing me with someone who has ever dissed Boeing?
No. I'm suggesting that the "finally" in your post implies this is the first time it has happened and that's far from reality.
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