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How Covid-19 could change plane boarding: BBC

Published : 15 Jun 2020, 10:35

Updated : 15 Jun 2020, 12:08

  DF News Desk

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In virus terms, boarding is one of the riskiest parts of flying, reported British Broadcasting Corporation and asked how can airlines keep passengers apart – and still take off on time?

If you’ve ever queued on a crowded walkway, sandwiched tightly between two strangers, and thought: ‘There must be a better way to board a plane’, here’s the good news: You’re right. The bad news? Most airlines simply don’t care, said the BBC report.

That, at least, has long been the case. Airlines generally board passengers in an order that reflects their status with the airline and how much they’ve spent on the ticket, rather than where they’re actually sitting, leading to painful bottlenecks on board. It’s a balancing act: quicker, more efficient boarding saves the airline money and time, but rewarding loyalty – even at the cost of other passengers’ time or comfort – may earn them more in the long run, the report added.

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