- Why do older planes not have a middle hand luggage compartment?
- Where are the oxygen masks for the people in the middle rows?
Since the L-1011 was born prior to airlines charging for checked baggage, and passengers didn’t feel the need to bring massive carry-on items with them, the L-1011 featured compact overhead bins that were (to quote advertising of the day) “sized for a lady’s wig box.”
The link provides really good information on the L-1011.
There are two methods of doing the oxygen masks:
- The well known ceiling installation.
- A lesser-known seatback installation.
A safety card off an Ilyushin Il-86.
Searching for the relevant safety cards such as the one above should give you an idea which one was applicable.