It’s not rocket science, just a simple, common-sense way to get passengers aboard quickly and easily. It’s based on a simple principle – a series of small groups, each arranged in row order before entering the plane.

About 15 to 20 passengers in each group line up in row order, rear to front. Then they walk into the plane and down the aisle directly to their seats unimpeded, stow their bags and sit down simultaneously! Takes less than a minute, more like 45 seconds for everybody to be comfortably seated before the next small group arrives.

No need to push past each other - spread out along the aisle passengers have plenty of elbow room.

Using the Flying Carpet in this way, 8 to 10 groups in rapid succession gets 150 to 200 passengers aboard a Boeing 737 or Airbus A321 in under 10 minutes. That’s about half to usual time for even the best of other systems.

And much less chance of infection – less exposure time, but more importantly, there’s far fewer close contacts between passengers. Much lower risk of spreading COVID (or any other illness or disease).

Faster, healthier for passengers, easier for airlines plus significant cost savings.

The Flying Carpet is a simple airplane boarding system designed to save airlines money and enhance passenger experience. It enables passengers to arrange themselves in row order easily with a minimum of fuss before proceeding to the airplane, so each of them can go directly to their seats unimpeded.

The Flying Carpet is possibly the fastest boarding system ever invented.

Flying Carpet Facts

1. It’s fastest

It is surely the fastest boarding method yet devised by far. Average for USA is 22 to 25 minutes, Mythbusters confirmed that Rear to Front was slowest at 24 minutes, other methods (Wilma, Reverse Pyramid) could achieve 15 to 17 minutes, almost as fast as the much hated cattle crush (no allocated seats) at 14 minutes.

The Flying Carpet beats all these hands down – 13 minutes for 171 passengers first time, down to 10 minutes for 151 passengers on the third trial. We think this might be a world record.

2. It’s easy to follow

Even without any prior explanation passengers were quick to understand and follow the system. Very easy for an airline or airport to implement.

3. Passengers like it

Passengers were enthusiastic. Most passengers were very cooperative and were careful to take their correct paces, some backtracking after realising they had gone too far.

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