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The last you can board is when your name is called on the PA system - but if you reach this point - you are that guy that delayed the entire plane. Some tips: Business/First or the premium frequent fliers almost always get priority boarding. This usually delays any length of wait in the queue as you are among the first to board. At some airports, you may ...


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You should seek the advice of your doctor; like others I also believe you are actually describing the symptoms of an anxiety attack and trying to treat it as motion sickness may not help. Consult a doctor and be frank about your issues as anxiety attacks can have severe consequences. A colleague starts to hyperventilate when she gets on a plane (no matter ...


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Unfortunately there is no easier answer to this. Even on a singleplane the space can vary significantly from row to row, presence of IFE box, window vs. middle vs. isle, exit row, economy plus, etc. Then of course there are many different planes for many different airlines in many different configurations. As far as I know, airlines don't publish specs, ...


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The plane being used for a trip will almost always stay the same; the airline will have made precise calculations on how to spread out their fleet, and a change would cause issues with load capacity, passenger capacity, pilot training and is even potentially limited by whether an airport is able to support the plane (the Airbus A380 being an obvious example ...


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If you go to http://flightstats.com and enter the airline and flight number, you can select a particular day, then select the event timeline tab. On that, you may see an aircraft equipment designation (AEQP), e.g. 77W (Boeing 777-300ER) for QR557 yesterday and 788 (Boeing 787-800) for the QR1369. You can see this for a few days prior to today but have to ...


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Some more practical considerations: It will take considerably longer to do a turn around (cleaning) of the airplane between flights. Seats on airplanes have to be certified against turbulence, safety, fire suppression and even floatation. Others mentioned that there is minimum requirements for evacuation of aircraft; but there are other considerations as ...


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On the specific issue of meal service, the airlines could copy ancient Roman elite dining practices. See Why did Romans lie down on couches while dining? for a good illustration. Provide a pillow or headrest that can be raised at the head end of the bed. Add a fold-down tray table. The space for the fold-down tray table could turn into extra bed length for ...



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