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Airliners' overhead bins getting bigger

If you’ve had to check a carry-on bag because all the overhead space was full by the time you boarded the plane, or because the bag didn’t fit in the bin even though on paper it fit the size limits, you’ll appreciate this news:

Airlines are ordering planes with larger overhead bins and installing new bins on some of their older planes.

Bigger_BinsOne of the biggest changes is that the doors on the new bins curve out. That means that wheel-aboards with wheels that blocked the door from closing are now more likely to fit. And on some planes, there is space for more bags.

American, Delta, United and US Airways are among the airlines making the changes, although not all planes in their fleets are getting larger bins. Still, it’s a big step forward, especially in a time when we’re still arguing about paying fees to check our luggage.

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