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.