The art and science of boarding an airplane in a pandemic

Enlarge / During the pandemic, several airlines have switched boarding procedures to create more distance between passengers.Nicholas Economou | NurPhoto | Getty Images

Jason Steffen studies planets in other solar systems. His most famous work—OK, second-most famous work—was with NASA’s Kepler Mission, a survey of planetary systems. But you’re more likely to have heard of Steffen, a professor at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, in a very different context: as a student of the airplane boarding process. Years ago, after waiting in yet another line on a jam-packed jetway, the physicist thought to himself, “There has to be a better way than this.”

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