How to get people seated quickly on an airliner? Some passengers are naturally slower-moving than others but some are totally unaware of the fact that they may be obstructing the embarkation process by dallying in a narrow aisle.
Airports already force passengers to walk significant distances between check-in and departure lounge. Today’s invention is to equip both these points with a ticket barrier, like the ones in railway stations.
Passengers would use their flight ticket to gain entry and the system would record transit time between these two locations. Boarding would then occur by displaying ticket numbers in order of passenger speed. The faster movers would board first, allowing staff more time to help the slower ones aboard afterwards.
This also creates lower frustration levels and injects an extra gamification element for highly impatient individuals.