Boeing is Shrinking Plane Bathrooms to Squeeze in 14 More People
Unfortunately, we can’t all travel on the luxurious Four Seasons jet or nestle up next to an in-flight fireplace. For the rest of us, it's a game to get the cheapest flight possible. For this, there is good news: Boeing has a new design that, while not necessarily a move for the more comfortable, will be getting as many as 14 more vacation-hungry travelers on every flight.
The newfound space comes from cutting bathroom square footage. The already best-selling 777-300ER is the aircraft getting the change—but smaller lavatories are only part of a larger vision. Boeing is focused on making smaller, innovative tweaks that speed up the manufacturing process. Not only did the airline add more seat space to this model, but they also cut the aircraft’s weight down by 1,200 pounds by rehanging the cabin’s overhead storage bins.
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