An airport hopes to cut plane boarding times to just 14 minutes and end the inevitable 'scrum' at the gate.
Gatwick Airport is set to trial a scheme that will invite passengers to board according to their position in the plane.
The system will see those holding tickets for window seats board the aircraft first, followed by those holding middle and aisle tickets.
The trial at gate 101 will go on for two months and is targeted to stop lengthy queues.
It will also mean less standing in queues at the boarding gate if it runs smoothly.
The airport hopes to cut boarding time and reduce the number of delayed flights.
The new method indicated that Gatwick could board a flight of 158 passengers three minutes faster than usual.
Those who have paid for 'fast-tracked' boarding can get on their flight first under the current system as well as those with toddlers, babies or with mobility issues.
Gatwick is among the most delayed airports in Europe and last month 42.6% of departing flights were at least 15 minutes late.
Abhi Chacko, head of digital innovation at the airport, told The Times : "We want to explore whether boarding by seat number will avoid queues in the gate room and when boarding the aircraft.
"By communicating to passengers better and boarding passengers by seat number, we also expect to make the whole boarding experience more relaxing and, potentially, prevent passengers rushing forward at any stage."
In addition to the window, middle, aisle method, the flights from gate 101 will also trial the efficiency of filling the back row first and working forward.
A digital display will be used to call passengers to the plane and they will be expected to remain seated while they wait.
Those who miss their call will likely be pushed to the back of the line.
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