December 6, 2017
American Airlines is first retrofit customer for Airbus’ new Airspace XL luggage bins on A321 fleet
American Airlines (AAL) has chosen Services by Airbus to provide cabin upgrades for 202 of its A321s in-service. The airline will be the first retrofit customer for Airbus’ new Airspace XL bins. The larger bins provide a 40% increase in storage space for carry-on bags, reducing bin crowding and the need to check bags at the gate, allowing a more relaxed boarding experience to both passengers and cabin crews. The upgrades are part of a project which will standardise American Airlines’ A321s with a common seat count and interior, providing passengers with a consistent travel experience. New production A321s for American Airlines will also be equipped with Airspace XL bins.