In recent weeks, United and American the nations biggest and third-biggest carriers have rolled out new strategies for faster boarding. American is letting passengers board sooner if they dont put anything in the overhead bins. The idea is to get more people seated quickly before passengers with rolling bags clog the aisle. United reduced the number of boarding groups from seven to five while adding lanes in gate areas from two to five at big airports. Thats designed to eliminate gate lice the name road warriors use for those anxious passengers with big carry-ons who cause a traffic jam by creeping forward long before their group is called.
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By Lee Moran / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 9:40 AM French father Laurent Aigon built his son a Boeing 737 flight simulator in his bedroom. Related Stories DKNY creates world’s priciest perfume flask A young French boy is counting planes to get to sleep after his dad built a giant Boeing 737 flight simulator in his bedroom. Waiter Laurent Aigon, 40, spent five years and thousands of dollars re-creating a realistic replica of a cockpit, which makes the see page user feel like they’re 38,000 feet up in the air. The wannabe pilot scoured the world buying expensive parts that would make his fake aircraft seem like the real deal. RELATED: MORE TROUBLE FOR BOEING DREAMLINER With a series of special monitors, he can pretend to be traveling to far-flung destinations such as Brazil and Australia.
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