The right way to board a plane
One reason airports require passengers to show up a few hours early before their flight takes off is because of the amount of time it requires to safely get travelers on board.Need help deciding where to go? Try out our merchant recommender for New York and San Francisco, with more cities coming soon
Those of us who've traveled enough have already figured out the most efficient way to navigate through each of the check points: Travel light so there's no need to wait in line to check bags (and pay a fee); Wear shoes that can be easily slipped on and off while going through security; Have your group and seat number readily available to ensure you board at the correct time.
But there's always that person who tries to cram a big suitcase into a carryon bin, or sits in the wrong seat who holds up everyone trying to board a plane and delays a flight. Airlines like to board passengers by group, but is there a better way?
Astrophysicist Jason Steffen tested different methods of boarding, and has published his findings on the most efficient way to board a plane. He teamed up with the online program "This vs That" to demonstrate:
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