Sunday, 26 February 2017

Inside Airport: Why Turning Left Could Actually Save Your Times


One of the most disheartening sights at an airport is the dreaded security queue.

From inconvenient to sometimes downright stressful, the system is the one thing standing in the way of you and your flight.

But there is a trick to beating those arduous wait times and it’s deceptive in its simplicity.

Theories based on right and left handed preferences suggest people are unconsciously driven by their dominant side.

This same theory applies to the airport queue.

Right handed people account for least 70 per cent of the world’s population.

This fact alone ensures the right side of security is the one that gets used the most.

The majority of people travelling through airports are right handed, so they pick the right side without even realising they’re doing it.

If you consciously pick the left side of the line, you’re much more likely to zip through the system in no time.

The hack has been backed by hotel conglomerate Hilton, which said: “Studies have shown that as well as the majority of people being right-handed, they’re more likely to take a right when joining the security queue.

“Take a left and you’ll be through security in record time.”

Once you’re through the airport security queue, there’s one more line to beat.


But you can also position yourself preferably in the queue to board your flight.

Hilton said: “Often you’ll find that the check-in staff manning the Business and First Class desks won’t have any customers and will often call over Economy Class passengers and help them check-in.

“Give yourself the best chance of speeding through by joining the Economy Class queue closest to the Business and First Class desks.”



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