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Why deplane all passengers and not the troublemaker?

Airplanes are cramped spaces. Getting everybody else off the plane first gives the police more room to move and fewer bystanders to run into in case the unruly passenger decides to struggle.
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Why deplane all passengers and not the troublemaker?

Deplaning "everybody else" removes the thought that "if I just stay put long enough, eventually they'll give in & depart & I'll go to my destination." If everybody else is ...
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Is it normal practice to refuel commerical planes whilst boarding is taking place?

Refueling with passengers onboard is quite normal and is done according to the recommendations of regulatory bodies/manufacturers and operators. Refueling with some fuel types are not permitted, while ...
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What Paper Format do Boarding Passes use?

Standard boarding passes are the size of an IBM punchcard, ​7⅜ by ​3¼ inches (187.325 mm × 82.55 mm) because paper and printers in that size were readily available at the time, and then inertia kept ...
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When may passengers board the aircraft and who makes the decision?

It is a joint decision of the entire flight crew (flight crew consists of pilots and cabin crew). It is mostly a decision by the most senior flight attendant because it is mostly a cabin issue. The ...
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Why deplane all passengers and not the troublemaker?

The aircraft needs to be searched after a person is removed and the person's baggage removed from the hold. Otherwise "being a troublemaker" could be used to put a live bomb on the aircraft.
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Why aren't passengers sorted before embarking?

Many airlines do, to a degree. That's why airliners are often boarded in sections (for example row 1-10, then 11-15, etc.). Problem is many of the passengers don't listen to instructions, and rush the ...
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What needs to be considered when changing a tire during boarding/deboarding?

I have never seen an airline (or the military) have a maintenance procedure where a tire can be changed with pax on board the aircraft. Normally, if the problem is found when pax are on the aircraft, ...
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When may passengers board the aircraft and who makes the decision?

Captain is always the person who makes this sorts of decisions. If the captain is absent, the successor of command decides. There are some limitations, though. a minimum number of cabin crew ...
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What is minimum information required to identify if two people will be on the same flight?

Yes, Departure City + Flight Number + Departure Date will identify a single flight. Where you may have a problem is if flight 123 goes from AAA to BBB to CCC to DDD on a particular day, and passenger ...
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What happens if a passenger passes through the boarding gate, but doesn't get on the aircraft?

Passengers are counted before the plane leaves the gate. Since everyone's boarding pass is scanned at the gate, they know how many passengers should be on board. If that number does not match, it may ...
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What needs to be considered when changing a tire during boarding/deboarding?

I stood on the tarmac at Ben Gurion TLV/LLBG and watched them change a tire on an El Al 747 prior to departure. My dad and I were the last two to board and we were walking our dogs prior to putting ...
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Would airline got charge for late on depart from the gate due to passenger boarding issue? If so, what is the charge like?

Chain of delays Being late on departure is likely to cause you to be late on arrival, this has the following immediate consequences: you may be delayed even more on arrival in congested airports (e....
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