Flying Carpet – an animated explanation
Here’s how it works. As well as demonstrating how the Flying Carpet gets people aboard planes more quickly, it reveals the huge cost savings that can be achieved; an average size airline using the Flying Carpet system stands to save millions of dollars per year.
NOTE: This animation shows passengers arranged in row order BEFORE their boarding passes are checked. However, more recent real-world trials found that placing the Flying Carpet just AFTER boarding pass checking was more efficient and easier to manage. Also, we found that small groups of 15 to 20 passengers worked best.