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Author Topic: Departure Punctuality question?  (Read 2056 times)

Offline MikeS

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Re: Departure Punctuality question?
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2019, 05:22:43 PM »
I worked for a Middle Eastern airline and we really struggled turning around a fully booked summer time A320 12C/132Y flight in 50 minutes.
But I have regularly seen domestic LAN A320 flights being turned around in 30 minutes with 174Y (though no fueling involved).

My best boarding experience was with a COPA B737-800: Perfectly organized according to status and boarding groups.....INTO A BUS...haha
and then the usual cattle rush from the bus up the air stairs in basically the reverse boarding order  ;D

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Offline DanDan

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Re: Departure Punctuality question?
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2019, 11:54:32 AM »
My best boarding experience was with a COPA B737-800: Perfectly organized according to status and boarding groups.....INTO A BUS...haha
and then the usual cattle rush from the bus up the air stairs in basically the reverse boarding order  ;D

well, thats what lauda and ryanair and wizz are doing: they "board" you on a bus (you can pay extra for priority-boarding). when the bus is full, it drives to the plane. when the plane is ready, the bus doors open - people of course rush crosswise to front and aft door from the bus to the plane.

and it is much faster than what ba/lh/af are doing - mostly since people can only really take backpack and no trolley with them free of charge [yes, a lot of people wear some dented heavy looking jackets in mid summer]
on the "premium" airlines, they take their trolley plus the extra item plus a duty-free-bag (usually an old one with all kinds of stuff in it, but it looks like a recent purchase ;) ), of course it takes a long time to find space for all that, and sometimes trolleys have to be checked in.

Offline Jake S

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Re: Departure Punctuality question?
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2019, 04:49:22 PM »
To be fair, most Norwegian 738's TAT in about 25 minutes nowadays... Can't even remember last time i saw a 738 use more than 40 minutes ;)

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