SK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2460 times:
I prefer listing by destination. Especially when you are in transfer it's easier to find your flight on the screen when listed alphabetically by destination then by departure time. Due to time differences and the fact that you can be tired, I tend to "forget" my departure time or confuse it with boarding time, whereas you always know where you are going.
ExPedia From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2438 times:
I think the rationale there is to have consistency with arrival and departure display - and often people picking up arriving pax don't know the flight number or exact time the inbound machine is coming in, but always know where they pax are coming from. So this makes it easier for them, and as a result, for consistency, the departure list works the same way.
Doona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3780 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2430 times:
As far as I've experienced, most major US airports do this. I suppose the purpose is to easier let people find their flight.
I can see how this might work, but I annoys me so when I get of a transatlantic flight in the US, all disoriented and tired, and try to find my connecting flight, look at a screen where I can see one or two flight departing around the same time as my own, and only see flight to New Orleans! And then, of course, it dawns on me, and I feel stupid.
I much prefer the European (And rest of the world's, I might add ) way of doing it.
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
EDDM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2428 times:
Hmm, never heard of this before. I think it's a great idea, though. Passengers don't need a list sorted by departure time anyway. Who cares what other flights will be leaving at the same time as the flight I'm on?
Venezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1433 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2409 times:
I prefer by city....that way people do not get confused if flight gets delayed then they won't know which one is which...and unlike us most traveler just go to the gate that has their city on the screen and do not check if it is the correct flight number until they are standing in line waiting to board
Most people are able to remember what city they are going to instead of their actual departure time
ExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2354 times:
Destination's definitely the better way to do it, especially for boards that show more than one airline's flights. Can't recall ever having seen a board in the US that was by time, at least not in the last decade or so.
MarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2352 times:
I think destination makes more sense especially in the old days, when you'll book a later flight and get to the airport early and try to hop on an earlier one. This way you know what's ahead and can ask about them, whereas trying to look for a flight that goes to the same destination on the same airline but sorted by time can be nearly impossible at a busy airport.