Air France plans to retrofit innovative overhead bins to its 63-strong fleet of A320s and A321s. The carrier hopes the new compartments will be fitted by September 2022. This week Air France promised to make changes to the configuration of some of its overhead bins. It hopes the new ‘ECOS’ system will go some way to soothing passengers’ brows at check-in, and ease the cabin cramming now seen on most of its flights. Air France will fit ECOS luggage compartments to all of its serving A320 and A321 jets. The move should benefit an increasing number of medium-haul passengers who choose not to check-in their luggage and instead stow it in the cabin. The French flag carrier is the latest in a line of companies that are making minor re-configurations to cabins in order to improve customer service. However, the airline’s claim to be the first of them all to offer such a type of overhead bin is disputed by some analysts.