Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Science of How to Properly Board a Plane


I love Wired magazine.  The publication has been around since the early 90’s and I’ve been reading it pretty much since Day One.  There is always some good tech and geeky info there to digest and learn from.

Along those lines an incredibly interesting article where physicists have actually analyzed the boarding process of commercial airlines and come up with most efficient way to have the passengers board.  The group actually utilized some work from Einstein and some particle physics science to reach the conclusion… that stuff I find fascinating.

I travel quite a bit for lectures and meetings so that means that over my career I’ve spent a fair amount of my time in airports.  The boarding process has always seemed like watching paint dry to me because I am way too Type A for that type of thing.

I’m not sure how many airlines actually utilize the system that is spelled out here, but I’ve got to think this is no industry secret.  If you’d like to read the piece you can follow this link over to Wired.  

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