What's the fastest method of boarding an airplane?

This final note, which hits home with yours truly after a particularly gruesome boarding experience yesterday at Kennedy Airport coming home from New York. A guy named Jason Steffens has apparently also had the same displeasure, and decided to do something about it. Catch is he's an astrophysicist, not a radio guy -- so his plan works.

Forget boarding by rows, or inside-outside, or front-to-back. The way to do it, Steffens says, is alternating rows. That gives people time and space to stuff their bags in the overhead without jamming up the aisles.

There's more to it, and a video courtesy of our friends at WBEZ.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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