United Airlines, one of the largest airlines in the United States, is implementing a new boarding process starting from October 26. This innovative concept is designed to improve the boarding experience, primarily focusing on economy class passengers.
The new boarding process will prioritize different groups of passengers. First to board will be passengers in the first-class cabin, high-tier loyalty program members, individuals with disabilities, active-duty military personnel, and families traveling with young children. Following them, passengers seated near the windows will be allowed to board. Subsequently, travelers in middle seats will follow, and lastly, passengers with aisle seats will board. United Airlines estimates that this new boarding model will shave off approximately 2 minutes from the process, and it will be applied to domestic and select international routes.
While this may seem like a small time-saving measure, it could help in avoiding additional delays at busy airports. United Airlines’ commitment to improving the passenger experience is evident in this strategic change to their boarding process.
Bangkok Airways has initiated a new practice of Passenger Weighing before boarding. This temporary rule, in effect until October 31, is in line with the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and aims to enhance aviation safety.