Advice for you if you stand in a long line to board a plane
You are in the waiting lounge at an airport and hear an announcement to board the plane, suddenly all the passengers start rushing to the boarding gate. Most of them making sure that they are as brisk as possible. Yet they all have boarding passes. No one can take their seats. They are juggling their luggage and belongings to keep pace. They have to remain standing for a few minutes and than the gate opens. The ordeal continues as they have to move at a snail's speed to reach the plane. Getting seated is a challenge as most fellow travelers are placing their luggage in compartments.
Now here is a healthy piece of advice. Just rewind to the point when the announcement was made. You keep sitting while the others jump and run to the boarding gate. Take the opportunity to finish a drink, or just flip through the last few pages of a magazine. Keep an eye on the shrinking queue. As soon as the line becomes thinner, get up and walk conveniently to the gate. You will be through in a few seconds. Exchange greetings with the crew of the plane, they would be happy to properly guide you to your seat.
This is a travel secret that you should not reveal to everyone. But let me know if it is useful.
The author is a Television presenter and travels frequently