Picture from that evening - one does not see all the people queuing up at the front stairs, while the aft stairs weren't clogged up at all.
I was among the first third to board. And behind me, many more people joined the queue at the first staircase.
Perhaps they filled up the whole aircraft that way - giving the passengers sequential seat numbers. Perhaps this makes sense, because most of the people will board the 319 at the front door anyway...
My plane was nearly full (I counted only /- 7 empty seats apart from the front row with the extra legroom). So I assume the empty seats belonged to people who pre-selected their seats online, but did not show up for the flight.
|Quoting abrown532 (Reply 2):|
They do have a sign at their gates telling passenger in certain seat numbers which steps to use but alas alot of passengers just ran for the front steps regardless
And we had good weather then... at BSL
, we only have two boarding groups, 1 (speedy boarding and disabled people), and 2 for the rest. They could reduce their own workload if they just let the passengers walk to the A/C as soon they have cleared the boarding pass check...
I hope so. (I traveled back from DUS
by bus, btw.
|Quoting aswissinmad (Reply 4):|
When we board from both doors, gate agents usually write on the BP "rear" or "front", but it still remains a challenge for some.
Well, I was told to use the front door, and I suppose other people were told the same. I think it's time for an IQ
test before purchasing tickets.
Waiting for a long time in this coop just after the boarding pass control made many of us tired and bored. Under such circumstances most will have forgot where to enter the A/C.
|Quoting GCT64 (Reply 5):|
Benefits: Not having to rush to be first in the queue and stand for an age to get a desirable seat, I can now wait to be the last to board*
That's great, really. But my experiences with U2
: After boarding pass control, all passengers are herded into a coop. They all walk to the A/C at once.
: finger dock. Once cleared, one can walk to the A/C. Great.
: can't complain, because I was the last to board anyway. (On the way to the airport, the old Volkswagen bus of a friend broke several traffic rules.)
, the experience was really pleasant.
[Edited 2012-12-31 04:58:02]
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