Why are planes boarded front-to-back?
August 18, 2010 8:57 AM Subscribe
Would boarding planes back-to-front save any time? If yes, why are planes not boarded this way?
posted by odinsdream to Travel & Transportation (33 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have never experienced a plane boarding back-to-front, but it seems that this would save a significant amount of time because people would not wait in aisles while front rows are filled and people would be able to load luggage nearly at the same time, rather than sequentially.
Is front-to-back boarding used everywhere? If so, why? Have there been any attempts to change this?
Note: Please try to avoid making this about air travel grievances in general.