Consumer Minute: Amazon to test drones & is Taco Bell going healthy?

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by Sandra Parker, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Airline passengers may be getting the answer to their prayers. Boeing is launching it's new space bins which will provide more room for carry-on bags. The current pivot bin Boeing makes only holds four standard-sized carry-ons. But the new space bins can hold up to six of the same sized bags. These new bins are not only bigger they are also a little lower. So it's easier to hoist your heavy bags into them.  Alaska Airlines will be the first to get them.

Amazon is asking the government for permission to do some broader testing of unmanned, compact drones. The company wants to use them to make quick deliveries to customers. Amazon is testing to see if  "Amazon Prime Air" could get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.  The tests will reportedly be done on company property and under the control of a licensed pilot, or someone who has passed FAA training required for pilots.
 
Now some news for folks who are trying to cut out the carbs and add more protein. Taco Bell says it's overhauling it's entire Cantina platform and replacing it with bowls and burritos packed with at least 20 grams of protein and less than 500 calories.  These new offerings will be available nationally beginning next Thursday, July 17th.

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