Experimental test of airplane boarding methods

@article{Steffen2012ExperimentalTO,
  title={Experimental test of airplane boarding methods},
  author={J. Steffen and Jon Hotchkiss Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics and Batavia and Il. and Hotchkiss Industries and Sherman Oaks and Ça},
  journal={Journal of Air Transport Management},
  year={2012},
  volume={18},
  pages={64-67}
}
  • J. Steffen, Jon Hotchkiss Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics, +4 authors Ça
  • Published 2012
  • Engineering, Physics
  • Journal of Air Transport Management
  • We report the results of an experimental comparison of airplane boarding methods. This test was conducted in a mock Boeing 757 fuselage, located on a Southern California soundstage, with 12 rows of six seats and a single aisle. Five methods were tested using 72 passengers of various ages. We found a significant reduction in the boarding times of optimized methods over traditional methods. These improved methods, if properly implemented, offer the potential for significant savings to airline… CONTINUE READING
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