Priority Boarding - the people who get on the plane before you do

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  1. rwoman
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    This sounds like a very very crowded space to me!:cool:
     
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    Don't forget those needing extra time, people with young kids, people who claim to need more time with their not-so-young kids...
     
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    I sometimes wonder how long the campaign against flying families and others will be with us on our airwaves.
     
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    Uniformed Servicemen...
     
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    United does not allow families with young kids early boarding anymore. They even make announcements prior to boarding. I don't really get what they are accomplishing. I'd think letting the families on early would keep the aisle clear for everyone else during general boarding.
     
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    The way they typically structure it, it's of no help anyway. Every time they call everyone else right away and they just get stuck behind the families folding all their strollers, passengers fuming and parents stressing out.
     
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    I don't agree with you. If families are allowed to board early then this traffic jam could be avoided. When we've boarded there hasn't ever been any fuming passengers around us. However on only one flight did we have to board with general boarding. It might also help that our stroller folds in half with the quick pull of a handle- takes all of a second. We also had our car seat already in it's bag and good to go.

    Our next flight definitely won't be an issue since we are flying in biz. :)
     
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    You can't really "not agree" with me, since I was talking about my experiences. :)
     
  10. MLW20
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    Ummm ok. I've never really seen the scenario that you mentioned happen. But if you say so... ;)
     

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