For my vacation I went to Croatia, taking Norwegian airlines from Oslo to Rijeka (and back). The flight from Oslo was more than half an hour late, and then the pilot had to wait extra 10 minutes because he missed the time-slot. And fritt setevalg is a bad idea: it takes people to board the plane much longer than when the seat is assigned upon check-in. Miraculously, the flight from Rijeka was in time and the plane arrived even a bit earlier :)
Disembarking from the plane is another story. People are simply too slow. Somewhere I've heard that the plane layout must be such so that it's possible to evacuate it in 1 minute (60 seconds). This seems impossible to me :)
During the 2:30 flight the following question came to my mind: does the long-distance flight route take Earth's rotation into account?
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