rouelan
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Boarding time on intercontinental flights ?

Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:57 pm

Hi, just curious to know what would be airlines policies around the globe for start of boarding on long haul flights.
I think most of them would be at H-40, for others like Air Canada, it would depend on aircraft type. By the way, for some reason, AC is one on the very few airlines that give this kind of info...
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Natflyer
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Re: Boarding time on intercontinental flights ?

Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:59 pm

I think you answered your own question...
 
CONTACREW
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Re: Boarding time on intercontinental flights ?

Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:37 pm

United boarding times:

757 & Widebody 50 min prior to departure
737-800/900/MAX 40 min prior to departure
737-700 A319/A320 35 min prior to departure

United Express:

25 min prior to departure
Flight Attendants prepare doors for departure, cross check verify straps standby for all call
 
OB1504
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Re: Boarding time on intercontinental flights ?

Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:06 pm

IIRC, American Airlines boards 45 minutes before departure on aircraft with less than 176 seats and 50 minutes before departure on aircraft with 176 seats or more.
 
spacecadet
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Re: Boarding time on intercontinental flights ?

Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:33 pm

ANA and JAL typically board 20 minutes in advance. And it's enough time.
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COSPN
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Re: Boarding time on intercontinental flights ?

Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:39 pm

Yes can board 400 Japanese passengers in 20 min it’s amazing to see
 
rouelan
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Re: Boarding time on intercontinental flights ?

Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:53 am

COSPN wrote:
Yes can board 400 Japanese passengers in 20 min it’s amazing to see


Korean passengers also seem to be similar. I recently saw a KE A380 with boarding starting at H-30 and all done by H-10
 
teachpdx
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Re: Boarding time on intercontinental flights ?

Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:22 am

Level boards many of their overseas flights out of BCN 60 minutes before departure.
Then again, when I flew out of there last year we were bussed to a hard stand that was so far away it might as well have been in Valencia. The 60 minutes was needed, and we still departed an hour late.
 
hinckley
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Re: Boarding time on intercontinental flights ?

Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:07 am

I flew a JL domestic 772 last year. Boarding started 15 minutes before the scheduled departure. 375 passengers were seated and the doors were closed with three or four minutes to spare. It was amazing to see (not to mention incredibly civilized).
 
a320fan
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Re: Boarding time on intercontinental flights ?

Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:53 pm

Was on a TK 77W from LHR this week and the boarding seemed to take forever. Largely because no one could hear the announcements and it was completely free for all, no calling different zones at all. Was a good hour from the first people going through the gate to pushback.
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