Last updated: 11:41 AM ET, Mon September 14 2015

Guess What, Or Should We Say Who, Fits Into Overhead Bins?

Airlines & Airports | Rich Thomaselli | September 14, 2015

Guess What, Or Should We Say Who, Fits Into Overhead Bins?

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Well, you can look at this in a variety of ways.

It could be some sort of rite of initiation among flight attendants and cabin crew.

It could be the latest craze.

It could just show the softer side of flight attendants.

It could have been a single snapshot that has suddenly gone viral.

And, for passengers, it could be ammunition in the all-important fight for baggage space.

Whatever it is, flight attendants across the world are snapping pictures of their co-workers and themselves as they climb into overhead bins on aircraft.

The bins are empty, of course, as is the plane itself, so it’s clear the crew is having some down time either before or after a flight as they literally cram themselves into the area usually reserved for carry-ons, duffel bags, coats and other items.

(Which, as we said, should be ammunition for passengers the next time they are told, ‘that bag won’t fit.’ Answer: ‘Well if a human being can fit in there…’ and show off the pictures.

The gag is going viral on Twitter with the hashtag #overheadbin.


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