Why You Board the Plane from the Left

When you hear “airplane” you think of a “big, white, a rounded nose, relatively small tires, two oddly angled wings with their tips curling up, normally late taking off. Oh, and you always get on board through the left side!” But have you ever wondered why is it always the left side?
And, why are do the wings have curved tips? Or, why is the entire wing tilted upward instead of being perfectly parallel with the ground? Most airliners have nicely rounded noses, but there are jets with pointy ones - so what decides it? Let’s see!
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Commercial aircraft usually have their wings angled backward 0:30
Many plane wings have curved tips 0:56
Why is the entire wing tilted upward instead of being perfectly parallel with the ground? 1:38
Why is lift so important? 2:13
Why is landing gear a bit tilted? 2:57
Why are wheels so small they for such a massive machine? 3:22
Why are airplane tires super inflated? 3:49
What are flashing lights on airplane's wings for? 4:08
Why do most planes have rounded noses, but there are jets with pointy ones? 4:35
Why do passengers board on the left? 5:41
Why don't airlines save time by letting people in through all the entrances at once? 6:39
Why can’t you always board a plane through a jet bridge? 7:54
#whyplanes #flightsecrets #brightside
-Wings angled backward help planes be as fast as they are.
-Wingtip vortices lead to slower speeds, more fuel consumption, higher CO2 emission, and safety issues.
-Upward angle is crucial for the airplane's stability. That stability is at risk when a jet comes across some obstacle, like a bump from turbulence, that can make it roll to either side.
-If you tilt the wing too much, the lift will get weaker or disappear altogether! Then the plane will stall in the air and eventually fall. If the wings are tilted down, the lift decreases.
-The tilt serves several purposes: to soften the landing and absorb the touchdown shock, to level the plane and prevent it from pitching forward, and to let the gear fit properly in the gear well.
-If you made airplane wheels bigger, it would add extra load, and aircraft would waste more fuel carrying them.
-Thanks to huge pressure inside them (as well as the material they're made of), airplane tires don't burst under the immense weight of a landing aircraft.
-The lighting scheme helps pilots figure out the direction of oncoming planes in the dark and avoid a collision. The green and red lights on commercial aircraft must be on from sunset to sunrise.
- The faster a plane is, the sharper its nose will be since they need to cut through the air without meeting too much resistance. That's why almost all supersonic aircraft have pointy noses.
-The right side is used for fueling the plane and loading and unloading baggage and cargo. If passengers were also entering aircraft from the right side, it would mess up the whole process and probably lead to accidents.
-Some airlines do use both for boarding and deplaning. But if people board an aircraft through a jetway, using both doors won't work. Jetways only reach the front left entrance.
-Some airports are just too busy and don't have enough gates. It's either using buses and mobile stairs or waiting for hours for an available gate.
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    BRIGHT SIDEپیش 28 روز

    What was the longest flight you've ever been on?

  2. Azariah H

    Azariah Hپیش 7 ساعت

    Wenn Diones Virginia to Seattle

  3. noble bunny

    noble bunnyپیش روز

    Was São Paulo to miami on American airlines Boeing 777 8 hours

  4. ZkikBox

    ZkikBoxپیش 10 روز

    7 hours and 35 min. JFK - ARN

  5. Rahul

    Rahulپیش 12 روز

    4:30 hrs india to dxb

  6. Ishwar Sabadra

    Ishwar Sabadraپیش 14 روز

    @MANCY and ALONA THOMAS, CHETHIPUZHA I am from maharashta Jalgaon Jamner

  7. prema Mishra

    prema Mishraپیش 2 ساعت

    Very good video 👍

  8. TheAvocado

    TheAvocadoپیش 3 روز

    0:56 yass Turkish Airlines! I love Turkish Airlines!

  9. Train & Plane Scotland

    Train & Plane Scotlandپیش 8 روز

    7:10 Easy Jet board from both doors with a jetty with stairs at the rear well at Paris CDG

  10. galaxy gamer

    galaxy gamerپیش 8 روز

    From Manchester to Singapore then down to Sidney 21 hours in total

  11. Dregs

    Dregsپیش 12 روز

    all these airplane videos, i think youre giving wendover productions a run for his money

  12. Christopher Wilson

    Christopher Wilsonپیش 12 روز

    Planes dont pull up to the jet bridge. They pull up to a designated hash mark. The jet bridge pulls up to the plane.

  13. Stephan Berns

    Stephan Bernsپیش 13 روز

    No experienced, proper pilot would ever travel behind another plane, close enough to feel their vortices. ATC would never allow that. Also, I've seen both front and back doors used via jetway for boarding before.

  14. mrdrawing 3232

    mrdrawing 3232پیش 13 روز

    2:54 aircwaft lol

  15. Savoir Faire

    Savoir Faireپیش 14 روز

    there are jet bridges that deplane from the rear and plane will empty out in 10 minutes they just cost a lot

  16. MPF Aviation

    MPF Aviationپیش 14 روز

    Anyone else see the glitch in the intro

  17. John Tod

    John Todپیش 14 روز

    Cool video. I learned a LOT.

  18. John Skelton

    John Skeltonپیش 14 روز

    Manchester to Singapore approx 12 hours!

  19. C Mac

    C Macپیش 14 روز

    "Airqwaft wings"

  20. Snooby66

    Snooby66پیش 15 روز

    I have to ask. Did you put so much inaccurate information into this video on purpose, or are you just really bad at research?

  21. Tim Glassford

    Tim Glassfordپیش 15 روز

    The air moves faster over the top to stop "shockwaves", no... oh wait.... NO. Bernoulli's Theory is when the flow across the top has farther to travel, it speeds up causing a low-pressure area on the top of the wing. the air under the wing then pushes upwards as a higher pressure, this causes lift.... now birds fly now planes fly. The "winglets" on the tips of the wings stop that high-pressure air under the wing moving up to the low-pressure area around the tip. This would cause a loss of lift and performance of the wing, drag, and wingtip vortices (little swirly eddies) that last for minutes, if a small plane flies through these vortices it can, in some instances flip the little plane over. These wingtip vortices were greater at takeoff that was why the control tower would "separate" planes for a few minutes before clearing them for takeoff. No, I am not a pilot, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

  22. Chase Janko

    Chase Jankoپیش 15 روز

    The correct answer is because the left is where the galley is. That’s it.

  23. Kenny Phillips

    Kenny Phillipsپیش 15 روز

    Aerodynamics explained by someone who doesn't understand aerodynamics.

  24. James Jennings

    James Jenningsپیش 15 روز

    So it will not buck you off?

  25. Lenergy

    Lenergyپیش 15 روز

    this did not have to take 8mins

  26. kostastaxi

    kostastaxiپیش 15 روز

    OK! I give I dislike only because I had to wait 5 minutes to find out why?

  27. Burt Macklin

    Burt Macklinپیش 15 روز

    Bad jokes? Shirley you did not see the movie.

  28. Harrygamez - games - trains - and more

    Harrygamez - games - trains - and moreپیش 15 روز

    Did you forget about Concorde?

  29. Gishant Mohanadas

    Gishant Mohanadasپیش 16 روز

    5 mins out of this 8 min video is not related to the topic!!!

  30. Unprankable

    Unprankableپیش 16 روز

    2:53 I was like, what?

  31. MICHGO1

    MICHGO1پیش 16 روز


  32. Pankaj shingala

    Pankaj shingalaپیش 16 روز

    Very nice...

  33. Nicholas Rusanoff

    Nicholas Rusanoffپیش 16 روز


  34. Gerald Williams

    Gerald Williamsپیش 16 روز

    blah blah blah ... 5.42

  35. Doy Adkins

    Doy Adkinsپیش 16 روز

    who noticed him say air craf and not aircraft

  36. G Sav

    G Savپیش 16 روز

    You board from the left because if you walk up toward the right side the plane it will become agitated and buck you off, just like a horse. Thought everyone knew.

  37. Loving Rurger

    Loving Rurgerپیش 16 روز

    2:52 he said aircwaft wings lol

  38. Roadman01

    Roadman01پیش 16 روز

    babbled on for 5.40 before getting to the point of this video...do better next time..thumbs down from me..

  39. Jessica Hall

    Jessica Hallپیش 16 روز

    The upward angle of the wings is called dihedral. You see this on often on low and mid wing configurations. Conversely you'll see anhedral on many high wing planes such as dedicated cargo jets such as the C-5 Galaxy.

  40. 1.5x playback everything - thank me later

    1.5x playback everything - thank me laterپیش 16 روز

    Thanks for not wasting our time.. oh wait

  41. Frederick Lee

    Frederick Leeپیش 16 روز

    The port / red and starboard / green lights is the same for ships.

  42. Fred Al

    Fred Alپیش 17 روز

    Who cares

  43. J Chr G

    J Chr Gپیش 17 روز

    Aipline = air compress cylindrical tube while in forward movement wings create over pressure on de under side and under pressure on the upper side Creatio creation creation and your creation is good

  44. Snooby66

    Snooby66پیش 15 روز

    Your comment makes no sense, but it's still more accurate than this video.

  45. - GBLawnLand -

    - GBLawnLand -پیش 17 روز

    What was up with airwaft wings??😂😂

  46. Pablo The Peppers

    Pablo The Peppersپیش 17 روز


  47. Aykut Kahveci

    Aykut Kahveciپیش 17 روز

    I don't quite agree that 777's landing gear is small though.

  48. Furious Mojo

    Furious Mojoپیش 17 روز

    2:53. Airkwaft wings. Lol

  49. Bernard Armer

    Bernard Armerپیش 18 روز

    Forgot then we flew 5 hours from Honolulu to Kiribati by Royal Air Force in a Hastings!

  50. Zero Two

    Zero Twoپیش 18 روز

    2:54 barry krippky tool over the voice: airpwane

  51. Jacques Ouellet

    Jacques Ouelletپیش 18 روز


  52. tntkop

    tntkopپیش 18 روز

    I always get on the airplane on the left side because that’s where the door is.

  53. Jn Doirin

    Jn Doirinپیش 15 روز

    tntkop right😭😭

  54. Estevan Valladares

    Estevan Valladaresپیش 18 روز

    Oversimplification is the nicest word for this.

  55. guillermo Cartagena

    guillermo Cartagenaپیش 18 روز

    Good video

  56. Midwestdoug36

    Midwestdoug36پیش 18 روز

    If anyone is concerned about carbon dioxide emissions, simply hold your breath...

  57. SoarNC

    SoarNCپیش 18 روز

    only good for a first grader.............so boring animation is so bad.

  58. Eric Hamstad

    Eric Hamstadپیش 18 روز

    He said aircwaft wings

  59. Anyboi Games

    Anyboi Gamesپیش 18 روز

    FALSE: the reason why planes land on there back wheel is so the aircraft can slow down way quicker if you don’t it is a really high chance you will over run the runway

  60. Yusuf Mahomed Moosa Essop

    Yusuf Mahomed Moosa Essopپیش 17 روز

    You're referring to aerobraking.

  61. Sam Jones

    Sam Jonesپیش 17 روز

    Main load bearing wheels, and the center, the front is for steering and to balance

  62. RFI-Crypto Lab

    RFI-Crypto Labپیش 19 روز

    Airkwaft wings

  63. Allyssa Lord

    Allyssa Lordپیش 19 روز

    Also, if you get in on the right, you'll probably be arrested for running out on the tarmac and trying to climb in instead of using the entrance everyone else is using.

  64. Allyssa Lord

    Allyssa Lordپیش 19 روز

    Because that's where the entrance is!

  65. Beagle

    Beagleپیش 19 روز

    Plus if all loading or best part of it, was done from the rear and seated, there could be a problem with balance, as I know of one jet and another aircraft that toppled down on its tail.

  66. rotor rover

    rotor roverپیش 19 روز

    Because there's no door on the right

  67. Australian Mapping

    Australian Mappingپیش 19 روز

    I was taking the plane home at midnight form Chengdu to Melbourne and It used mobile stairways and was taken by bus so I don't know what the bus driver was thinking about.

  68. Miss Take

    Miss Takeپیش 19 روز

    lol depends on the plane some planes bored from below the fuselage as well!!

  69. BadWebDiver

    BadWebDiverپیش 19 روز

    Name an example of a passenger plane that does that...

  70. James Panza

    James Panzaپیش 19 روز

    Albany International Airport in NY has jetways that allow airplanes to board and deboard from both the front and back of the plane. So some Airports now have jetways that allow for boarding from the back and front of the airplane. So your video has that info sort of right.