I think you missed the point in your article about efforts to find faster ways to board planes that could “save time and money” (“Please be seated”, September 3rd). The fact is that airlines prefer to keep their cumbersome boarding processes. That way some travellers will pay more to avoid the chaos by purchasing first class, or priority access, or some other premium-priced ticket. Airlines also reward frequent flyers by allowing them to board early. They have no incentive to end a practice that enhances their revenues.Related:
• Airplane Etiquette:
Undue Deference Is Not Applicable When Exiting an Aircraft
• Do airline companies assume that
terrorists can only afford a seat in economy class?
• Do Airline Safety Rules Make Sense? Yes,
But Not in the Way You Were Taught to Think