SEATTLE — Alaska is offering more — that’s right, more — overhead bin space on flights.
In a surprising move in an age of cutting costs and restricting space, Alaska announced new “Space Bins” on newly purchased Boeing 737s.
The new bins are slated to increase storage by 48 percent on the airline’s 737-900ER airplanes. The new bins hold 174 bags per plane, compared to around 110 bags on flights now.
The Space Bins should allow fliers to bring more personal items into the cabin, the airlines’ treasurer and vice president of finance Mark Eliasen said in a release.
“Alaska is committed to making flying a hassle-free and comfortable experience,” Eliasen said.
It is not yet known what flights the new storage spaces will be available on.