Previous studies have already established that a passenger with two items of hand luggage takes 60 per cent longer to board a plane than one with no bags Photo: GETTY IMAGES Airline passengers should be allocated seats based on how much carry-on luggage they have, according to scientists who devised a formula for speedy boarding. Lengthy queues at departure gates could be substantially cut by spreading passengers with several bags around the cabin and ensuring they sit in window seats wherever possible, they said. Allied with other tricks such as asking passengers in window seats to board first and those in the aisle last, experts estimate carriers could passengers’ waiting time by more than 25 per cent. The system currently used by most airlines of calling passengers at…

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