No cabin luggage.
The airline industry is drunk on bag fees. These fees bolster bottom lines, but for passengers they’re a fine for doing business with an airline. And that’s not how you get to be loved. Moreover, these bag fees incentivize passengers to carry on bags they shouldn’t, cluttering gates and slowing boarding processes to a crawl. The answer to this problem is simple: no cabin luggage at all. That’s why Poppi 777 aircraft feature “fedora bins” that only hold personal items, such as computer bags and jackets. All luggage is checked with RFID-enabled tags to assure passengers that their bags are where they’re supposed to be. Poppi makes up for lost checked-bag fees through premium pricing that includes point-to-point delivery to hotels, transit lockers, parking facilities, and even car trunks. And there are other benefits: fedora bins remove approximately 1,800 kilograms from a Boeing 777 cabin architecture, which would save today’s largest operator of 777s more than $25 million in fuel savings yearly. Finally, fedora bins would increase boarding process speeds by as much as 71%.
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