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albatross710

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I heard a theory that there is a better way to load economy that by row numbers starting in the rear of the a/c.

Apparently loading by "Window" allocations get people on board, they zip into the rows and leave the aisle open for people to get through. Middle is next and then Aisle passengers.

Anyone got any ideas on how aircraft loading can be improved?

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It's going to be interesting to see (and experience) how airlines will be managing the boarding of the A380.
 

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albatross710 said:
I heard a theory that there is a better way to load economy that by row numbers starting in the rear of the a/c.

Who cares? In a lot of cases they have their own door and, at the very least, if sharing my door they have a separate queue at the gate... :)
 
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It's definitely a bugbear of mine that there are arent two aerobridges in Sydney for most of the flights I take. I am still amused when I see people entering teh cabin with seat number 38K on the BP and as soon as tehy get on board they look up at the numbers on the J seats and see if they should be there...
 

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What always amuses me is the people who rush to the aircraft as soon as boarding opens, or who go and stand in the massive queue. It's set seating people, you'll end up in the same place no matter if you get on first or last.
 

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I tend to Board early so I can have a relaxing champagne and get myself set up for the flight - getting book out, notepad and working out if I am on a flight where I can store the laptop before take off
 

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simongr said:
I tend to Board early so I can have a relaxing champagne and get myself set up for the flight - getting book out, notepad and working out if I am on a flight where I can store the laptop before take off

Me too as the champagnes onboard are usually heaps nicer than the ones in lounges, unless flying in Y in which case I'd procrastinate a fair bit in the lounge.
 

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SeaWolf said:
What always amuses me is the people who rush to the aircraft as soon as boarding opens, or who go and stand in the massive queue. It's set seating people, you'll end up in the same place no matter if you get on first or last.
It depends whether you have any carry on.

Do this in the US and it's likely you'll find no space left in the overhead storage bins (OSB). Moreso, there are often reports of late boarding passengers finding bags etc. in their seat's foot space. :shock:
 

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SeaWolf said:
What always amuses me is the people who rush to the aircraft as soon as boarding opens, or who go and stand in the massive queue. It's set seating people, you'll end up in the same place no matter if you get on first or last.
this is always the case in USA, where most airlines are unable to enforce reasonable carry-on baggage limits, forcing people to rush on-board so they can find some overhead locker space for their two 26" roll-aboards, laptop bag, suit bag and two "personal items". Thankfully its not so insane here in Aus (yet).

On Aus domestic flights, I will try to board early if I have a window seat, and later if I have an aisle seat (which is most common).
 

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cssaus said:
It's going to be interesting to see (and experience) how airlines will be managing the boarding of the A380.

Really wouldn't expect it to be dramatically different to a 747 (JAL operate these domestically with well over 500 pax - although that would be interesting to participate in!). And these aircraft, for the time, will be operating on medium-long haul, where turnaround times will be not be as critical, as they will be say when JQi or AirAsia X pack 700 pax into one of the beasts to fly to Stansted and turn the plane around in an hour ;)
 

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simongr said:
I am still amused when I see people entering teh cabin with seat number 38K on the BP and as soon as tehy get on board they look up at the numbers on the J seats and see if they should be there...
Not quite right. When boarding an unfamiliar aircraft, sometimes even familiar aircraft, people look up at the row number to get an idea of how far back they are sitting.

Is it the constant business class travel that develops arrogance and ignorance in a person?
 

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No it is the constant stream of people walking past me asking their partners - "Are we in this area?" which I hear frequently.

I am also not sure how looking at row 1 gives any more indication of working out how far back you are than looking at te boarding pass.
 

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simongr said:
I am also not sure how looking at row 1 gives any more indication of working out how far back you are than looking at te boarding pass.
Perhaps they are looking to see where the seat numbers are written so they know where to look when they get through the curtain :rolleyes: .

Of course its no help when the seat number jump from row 5 to row 23 as you pass through the curtain.
 
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