American Airlines to Install Larger Overhead Bins on A321 Fleet as Part of Cabin Refresh

By Anna Breuer on 6 December 2017
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An American A321 at JFK

An American A321 at JFK

American Airlines has signed an agreement with Airbus to install larger overhead bins on its Airbus A321s fleet as part of an overall cabin upgrade.

The new bins, dubbed Airspace XL, will hold eight roll-aboards in each four-frame bin instead of five, and will accommodate bigger and heavier bags that can be stowed vertically.

The result is a net increase of 40% in storage space on each aircraft.

A total of 202 Airbus A321s jets will receive the new bins in addition to new seats and other upgrades.

The project is expected to be completed by 2021 and does not include American’s Airbus A321T subfleet, which is used on premium transcon routes.

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