LIFE for air passengers who fly smart by restricting their luggage to “carry-on” is about to get easier, and boarding faster with the launch of the new Cabin brand “Airspace by Airbus” for the forthcoming A330neo airliner.
A company press release says the new look encompasses four key dimensions: Comfort, Ambience, Service and Design.
Passengers, used to struggling to find space near their seat for their luggage will appreciate the larger overhead storage bins, , wider seats and aisles, and unobstructed under-seat foot space. In addition, all Airspace cabins –include the latest LED technology ambient lighting, clean, straight lines and shapes, clear surfaces, and a unique, customizable welcome area “with not just a ‘feeling’ of space, but real space.
Magazine racks, ventilation grilles and window bezels have been upgraded and re-styled.
But for the carry-on afficionado the new bin design which affords passengers more carry-on stowage is the clincher. The A330neo, Airbus’ cabin designers have increased the capacity by about 66 percent, allowing five cases to be placed in each four-frame bin. The increased storage space also reduces boarding time, and ensures passengers can stow their luggage above their own seats. Passengers will also appreciate fourth-generation IFE, with HD viewing resolution and discrete electronic boxes which provide clear under-seat legroom. Onboard wireless services (access to an intranet portal including streaming capability), and High Bandwidth Connectivity services will also benefit passengers.
How long do you think the airlines will keep the " wider seats and aisles, and unobstructed under-seat foot space" before they find a way to cram more seats in that space.