Airbus and Delta announce new roomier overhead bins.

Airbus has come up with a way for Delta Air Lines customer to pack even more bags on narrow body jets.

Delta is the launch customer for a product Airbus calls the pivot bin. The bin will use a different mechanism than the current models. But really, the important part is that customers should be able to shift their bags in a different direction. As you can see, that's where the added capacity really comes from.

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Delta customers will start seeing the bins on brand new Airbus 321s, which are due to start arriving in first quarter 2016. Boeing produces a similar product that Alaska Airlines will introduce in a few years.

Airbus executives told me they are seeking other customers. My guess is that other airlines will jump on board. What do you think? 

Here's what Airbus says in a release: 

Addressing today’s passenger expectations for more carry-on baggage, not only do these new overhead bins offer 10 percent increased volume over current A320 bins, but the efficient A320 cross-section also allows increased capacity for up to 60 percent more luggage in practice.