/ 04 June 2024

Forming an orderly queue

Qantas

If you’ve got fond memories of taking a ticket and waiting for your number to be called at the deli, you might appreciate the Flying Kangaroo’s new boarding system… Qantas says it will split people into 6 groups mirroring your flying class, frequent flyer status and seat location and board each group onto the plane separately. And if you think about trying to cut the line – the computer will say no. Qantas Domestic boss Markus Svensson said the goal is to get more planes departing on time with trials showing the system prevents the standing around/hustling to get in line and then jostling onboard for overhead cabin space. Consider it a win for those who like to stay seated for as long as possible… Brisbane Airport got on board yesterday, and it will be rolled out at Perth Airport (from 10 June), Melbourne (from 17 June) and Sydney (from 25 June).

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