Last week on DL200 they did the loading based on facial recognition. Had us open up Passport to blank page to show we had a spot for Visa and then had to look at camera. They printed a receipt with seat information. Order of boarding was - 1 - folks that needed more time - handicapped and families, 2 - Military, 3 - Premium, 4 - Sky, etc. The facial recognition slowed it down a little, but I think long term as people get used to it may speed up the boarding. They had 2 cameras to do this. Interesting...
This times 1000! But then the first class folks couldn't have pre flight drinks and stare at the rest of us peasants. In all honesty if I knew I had bin space, and I wouldn't have to argue with someone about my seat, I would totally volunteer to be last on the plane.From my perspective on things it would go a LOT faster loading not by who needs what help but rather loading the last row first on up through the first row. Takes out a whole crap ton of "excuse me, coming through" moments.
Yeah I can never put anything under the seat in front of me with a 35" inseam! I also am not afraid to check a bag. So many people bring all their crap onboard instead of checking a bag! Cheapskates!On the other hand where do we put our feet if we stuff everything under the seat in front of us? I don't take much on the plane with me, but what I do bring goes overhead. It does drive me nuts to see folks bringing on bags obviously over the carry on size limit, plus a suit on hangers, purses, laptops, lunch, gifts in several bags etc. etc. Make a me crazy! I think it was last time out, my boy and I were one row back from the door aisle row, where a couple of guys were parked with their feet out, shoes off with all the legroom in the world. Nice for some, but the guy ahead of me had shoved his shoes back into the space under his seat where my feet should be! No way! I politely reminded him of all the legroom he had and how little we had. He moved his shoes.