If you’ve flown more than, let’s say, twice in your life, you’ve probably pondered this question as well: Why is it that airlines don’t board passengers depending on what kind of seat they’re occupying? Wouldn’t it just be easier and faster for window seat travelers to hop onto the plane before middle and aisle seat passengers?
Apparently, United Airlines agrees with you-so much so that they’re changing their boarding policies accordingly. In an internal memo that was shared this week with The Points Guy and other media outlets, United Airlines announced that it is changing up its boarding process starting on October 26.
Dubbed WILMA-which stands for Window, Middle, Aisle-the new process aims at making boarding faster and more efficient for everyone. What that entails is that, depending on the kind of seat you’re assigned, you’ll be part of a specific group. Not all United Airlines boarding groups will be affected by WILMA, though-Pre-boarding, Group 1, and Group 2, though, will remain unvaried.
Group 3 is when things start to change. Once the process is implemented, Group 3 will include all those in exit row seats as well as non-revenue travelers and all those sitting in window seats (the W in Wilma). Group 4 will be reserved for middle seat passengers (WILMA’s M), and Group 5 will include aisle seat travelers (the A in WILMA). Finally, Group 6 will include those with basic economy tickets.
According to United Airlines, which has reportedly already tested the new feature in a few domestic airports, the revamped boarding process saved up to two minutes of boarding time. While that might seem like a small amount of time, two minutes per flight definitely add up during the day, and can lead to fewer delays and smoother travel procedures overall.
Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.
Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.
You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.
As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.