Airlines Try Smarter Boarding

Do you dread the airline boarding routine where passengers wait to be called to board in an orderly manner, yet inside the plane there are still multiple passenger interference points.

Wired News: Airlines Try Smarter Boarding reports on the analysis and implementation of various boarding systems that can reduce the interference among passengers and reduce turnaround time at the gate. With names such as reverse pyramid, “Wilma” and “rotating zone” these systems try to reduce the time it takes to get everyone onto the plane, bags stowed and underway.

Check out the graphic which has a visual animation of the various systems.

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