Larger carry-on baggage many
passengers bring onto the aircraft.
The overhead bins are used for stowing carry-on
baggage and other items.
While the airliner manufacturer will
normally supply a standard product, airlines
may choose to have bins of differing size,
shape, or color installed. Over time, these
bins evolved out of what were originally
overhead shelves used for little more than
coat and briefcase storage. As concerns
about falling debris during turbulence or
in accidents increased, enclosed bins became
Bins have increased in size in order
to accommodate the more numerous and larger
carry-on baggage many passengers bring onto
Many new bin designs
include a handrail, useful when moving through
the cabin when the airliner is in motion.