Date: 07 Aug 99 01:22:35 From: JF Mezei <firstname.lastname@example.org> References: 1 2 3
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email@example.com wrote: > You're right as far as seat comfort and legroom goes, but headroom and > cabin width ARE pretty much set by the aircraft design, and there's > little airlines can do about that. Well, they could get more headroom > by cutting back on overhead storage bins, but that would also be > unpopular. On the other hand, one can contend that bin design is perhaps more important than fuselage width. On older planes, the centre bins seem to "hang" from the ceiling, while in the 777, they are integrated into the ceiling thus providing better head room and spacious feeling. I suspect that many similar tricks can be played with the side bins where the design can make a bigger difference than fuselage height. As well, some airlines are publicising the fact that they are replacing overhead bins in their aircraft to add capacity. That would seem to indicate that airlines do have a certain amount of flexibility to affect the interior design.