"Gate lice" and better boarding

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  1. delff128

    delff128 Silver Member

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    egar2019 Active Member

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    This is interesting. I often think of ways to improve the boarding process - mostly while waiting at the airport and seeing first hand all the deficiencies. I imagine rows of capsules (similar to an amusement ride) that could be pulled on/off the plane. This would obviously require re-engineering of passenger planes we know today.
     
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    didn't @wandering_aramean participate in/do a study on this a while back? I want to say I read a blog post of his on it.
     
  4. StevenGerrard

    StevenGerrard Silver Member

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    Yes this is interesting and its better very good way to improve the process for boarding.
     
  5. ezb

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    Some givens:

    1. People are in a hurry to get on board if they have carryon luggage.
    2. The overhead bins are shared space.

    Seems to me there is a very simple, equitable solution:

    By installing partitions, we create compartments within each overhead bin that are labeled with a corresponding seat number. Each partition is just large enough to hold a standard rollaboard bag [if room permits, perhaps there would be extra space available to accommodate a folded up jacket].

    If all passengers know they are guaranteed their storage space, they will be less likely to rush the gate. The residual effect being that they won't carry-on more than can fit in the compartment.
     
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    Interesting idea but i dont know if the airlines would like this as it would add weight. Now might offset the cost of the weight is additional baggage fees........ or if they find a way to do it with out increased weight more rev for the airline......
     
  7. ezb

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    It shouldn't add a significant amount of weight, just some simple partitions.
     
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    bigx0 Gold Member

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    This could be a whole new sub-economy. If you leave your assigned space open you can sell it to the highest bidder!
     

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