Clarkson professor interviewed on BBC about more efficient airliner boarding method
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 6:03 am

Clarkson University School of Business Prof. R. John Milne was interviewed on the BBC radio program World Update live Thursday morning.

Milne discussed a faster method of boarding airline flights with the BBC's Dan Damon. Milne and student Alexander Kelly devised the method, outlined in an recent article in the Journal of Air Transport Management.

Their method will assign airline passengers to specific seats based on the number of carry-on bags they carry, causing luggage to be evenly distributed through the plane.

Milne was interviewed at 10:45 a.m. London time, so he had to arrive at 5:30 this morning at North Country Public Radio studios in Canton, where they engineered the segment.

The segment can be heard at The interview begins at about 35 minutes into the program.

Milne's article in the Journal of Air Transport Management is at