While proceeding through the boarding gate and into the jetway, there are still many tasks being accomplished. Not only on your aircraft, but behind the scenes as well. This multi-tasking is a necessary part to ensure an on time flight departure. However, sometimes certain actions must be done sequentially. For example, there might be a maintenance action required in the cabin that prevents the aircraft cleaners from finishing their job. Obviously, then there would be some delay incurred in because maintenance would have to finish, then the cleaners.

Boarding Area
Boarding Area

There is such a wide amount and variety of circumstances that could happen, that it would be impossible to detail each here. This is where experience, planning and caring come into play. It mainly rests with the Captain as the central coordinator to make sure such delays are minimized, to ensure an on time flight departure. Click below to find out more:

The Auxilary Power Unit (APU) is... APU

As you are sitting down, the Captain announces that a Gate Hold is in effect, what does that mean? ... Gate Hold

The gate agent just announced that your flight is weight-restricted. This means... Weight-Restricted

How are the seats numbered. It can be confusing!... Your Seat

How are your flight times figured and what is the sequence of these times?... Flight Times

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