As the aeroplane curved into the parking bay and a block of chock saddled to the front tires, the clock starts ticking for the 25 minutes turnaround.
25 Minutes Turnaround means, it takes 25 minutes for an aircraft from the moment of arrival to depart to the next destination.
It’s one of the practice of AirAsia berhad in order to operate as Low Cost Carrier.
What actually happen in the 25 minutes time?
First, you will hear the boarding announcement being made for your departure.
As people queue for boarding, arrival passengers begin to disembark from the plane.
At the same moment, “new” set of pilots and cabin crews will get onto the aircraft and the previous set will step down.
The “new” set of cabin crews for your destination on the way to the parking bay.
The cargo that just arrived is offloaded and your luggage along with the other passengers’ will be lifted onto the cargo hold.
And if you have ordered Snack Attack for your meal on board, your orders are also being lifted by the special Snack Attack delivery truck.
And boarding begins.
All these actions and activities happen in the first 15 minutes of the 25 minutes turnaround.
At 10 minutes before departure, the gates are close for boarding.
Pilots finalizes the load sheet and as airplane doors are close, get the engines ready for the next destination.
Au revoir !!!!!!