United Becomes the First Airline to Add Larger Overhead Bins to Its Embraer E175

by Anthony Losanno
United E175 Bins

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United Airlines announced today that it’s installing new overhead bins on its Embraer E175 aircraft operated by Skywest. The new bins will be added to 50 aircraft by the end of 2024 and 150 by 2026 to provide space for all passengers’ carry-on bags.

United is the first carrier to install these larger overhead bins on Embraer E175 airplanes. This change will practically eliminate the need for one million passengers to gate-check bags on more than 150,000 E175 flights each year. The new bins will be able to accommodate up to an extra 29 carry-on bags, which is an 80% increase in space.

Linda Jojo, United’s Chief Customer Officer, said:

Customer sentiment for the new overhead bins and signature interiors has been extremely positive. By helping to eliminate the need to gate check bags, we are seeing an increase in gate and boarding satisfaction. This is just the latest way we’re working to create an industry-leading experience for all our customers – whether they’re on an international or regional flight.”

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 4,000 flights a day to over 350 airports across six continents. SkyWest is the world’s largest Embraer E175 operator. It flies more than 700 daily departures to more than 140 destinations as United Express. United has already installed these overhead bins on more than 200 mainline aircraft.

Anthony’s Take: I love the space on the Embraer E175 already. Having larger overhead bins to accommodate all carry-on bags is a great initiative and one that will save customers time (even though gate checking is far more convenient than checking a bag to a baggage carousel).

(Featured Image Credit: United Airlines.)

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