Watching these people perfectly disembark makes you wonder what we've been doing this whole time.

By Andrea Romano
August 14, 2019
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Miracles can happen, even when it comes to disembarking your plane.

A video filmed by flight attendant Louise Vadeboncoeur shows a plane full of passengers mastering the art of exiting an aircraft with both patience and efficiency, CNN reported.

Unless you’re a nervous flier, the worst parts of any flight are usually getting on and off your plane. After a plane has landed, you’re likely to get yourself into a mad dash to the front so you can be off to your next destination before anyone else.

Sadly, this usually leads to a huge pile-up of people shoving past one another, holding up the line, and standing awkwardly in their rows. Vadeboncoeur’s video, which was filmed by her and posted on social media by different accounts, shows that it is actually possible to get off a plane without a massive headache.

According to CNN, the flight in the video was a WestJet charter flight from Fort McMurray in Alberta to Calgary International Airport. All the passengers in the timelapse are apparently frequent flyers, though Vadeboncoeur is still blown away by how organized they were.

“Even though they fly often back and forth, it still doesn't explain how they manage to all know that this would be the perfect way to deplane in a perfect world,” she said to CNN.

Vadeboncoeur, who has 12 years of flight experience, says that most of the time, the crews are not trained in a proper way to deplane. “It's left to the passengers to figure out,” she said to CNN.

Unfortunately, that usually leads to problems and everyone has an opinion on the “right” way to get off a plane.

To Vadeboncoeur, this is the ideal way of disembarking. However, as she said, it relies on the “perfect” situation. It’s important to note that all passengers in the timelapse are experienced flyers, there were no children aboard, and there seemed to be no issues with passenger health, special needs, baggage getting stuck, or plane doors failing to open.

The neat, row-by-row method may also not really cut down on the time it takes to get off the plane, but it definitely looks more orderly and less stressful.

According to CNN, researchers have been looking into different ways to cut down on that bottleneck effect that happens as people try to get up all at once using computer simulations. Some methods that researchers have figured in these studies include opening both plane doors, an aisle-to-window seat grouping method, and traveling with less or no hand luggage.

Even if these methods are not adopted by airlines, we can all still dream of the day we’re on a flight this organized.