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Boeing will offer bigger bins for all that carry-on luggage

Business travelers and vacationers who fly could find more room to stuff their belongings in overhead bins starting in late next year.

Boeing announced this week it would offer what it's calling Space Bins, which provide more room for carry-on bags.

The larger bins will be available as an optional feature on new Next-Generation 737s and 737 MAX airplanes, according to a news release from the company.

Each of the larger Space Bins will stow six bags, based on a standard size carry-on bag measuring 9 inches by 14 inches by 22 inches, according to the company.

Alaska Airlines is the launch customer, Boeing said. The airline plans to install the larger bins on all new deliveries as soon as the bins become available in late 2015.

The larger bins will also be available for retrofit on in-service Next-Generation 737s.