Slip out the back, Jack…

A recent news article suggests that Southwest Airlines, in an effort to improve its efficiency, is experimenting with dual disembarking.  Essentially, that means they are playing around with unloading passengers from both the front and back of its airplanes.  No sooner, had I read the article then I saw the process at work at the Sacramento airport.  I captured this video showing the same in action…

 

 

 

Note, Southwest is just experimenting with this on flights where it can, so don’t expect that you necessarily may be doing it, but it did seem to speed up turning the airplane on this occasion, but note it does require you carrying your suitcases down stairs, across the tarmac and back up stairs to the terminal.  It likely won’t be a very viable option when inclement weather is at work.  I would note, however, that the process is similar to that used by many other carriers across the globe.