When we board a plane we are probably too excited to notice the small details. Thinking about the destination and the fun-packed itinerary awaiting is at the top of the list rather than why something is designed a certain way.
Nonetheless, there is a reason why our planes are designed the way that they are. For example, have you ever wondered why when you board an airplane the entrance door is always on the left hand side? You may not realize it but this small detail has a historical background.
Flying may not be people's favourite thing to do but it's the destination that keeps people hooked.
There are so many things going on while at the airport; baggage check-in, passport, and tickets. By the time you take a seat, you have probably missed a lot of things.
Notice how you always seem to board on the left side of the plane.
Ok, not all the planes entry door are on the left, but the majority are. So we had to find out why?
Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, and Bombardier, among others all have their passengers boarding on the left side of the plane.
With large aircrafts, its important to keep all the passengers contained in one area.
The Vikings started the left side boarding trend.
Steering rudders were built on the right side of the ships which meant Vikings had to port on the left side.
The ships were essential in Viking society, hence, a lot of thought went into the design.
Their voyages took them into exploration, trading, and raiding. Vikings travelled throughout the Scandinavian regions to Greenland, Mediterranean, Africa, and Canada.