MarkC From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 259 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2081 times:
Why is it in the USA, we have such a long boarding time?
I recently took 4 SAS domestic flights. Boarding opened up 25 mins before departure and closed 10 mins before departure.
After the gate agent, there was no long line in the jetway. You went through the gate, the jetway, onto the aircraft, stored your carry-on and sat down. No fuss, no delay. I was thinking, why would it ever take longer than 15 mins to board a 737-800? Why is it different in the USA?
Oslo Norway is a very decent sized airport. Comparable to a lot of USA secondary cities.
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17492 posts, RR: 66
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2056 times:
- The US carriers typically have a much bigger on board baggage allowance than Eurocarriers. Takes a while to stow everything+kitchen sink in the overheads.
- First class boards first and takes a while to settle. For speed of TOTAL boarding they should board last.
[Edited 2007-08-04 04:49:25]
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
744rules From Belgium, joined Mar 2002, 408 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1998 times:
Years ago the SAS policy was to have the safety briefing before doors closed. The idea was that a passenger does not know how to get out of the aircraft in case of emergency at the gate, except thru the boarding door.
This might explain why they want all pax on board std minus 5 or 10min.