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WN Boarding Procedures  
User currently offlineBAC111 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 114 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

Does WN allow families w/ small children to pre-board? Or is it all strictly by boarding pass #? Or is there some variability depending on the flight's load?

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User currently offlineMMEPHX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

Families board between the A and B groups. So after the first 60 people have boarded. Only unaccompanied minors and those needing extra time get a pre-board (and you need a blue ticket jacket from the agent to pre-board)

User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3023 times:
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Quoting MMEPHX (Reply 1):
Families board between the A and B groups

Unless they have A group boarding passes. Then they board in assigned spot. I assume you all knew that, but just wanted to make sure.



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User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

They changed it November 2007 so that the Business Select people could have more choices of where to sit since they are paying extra for that luxury.


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6264 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3005 times:



Quoting MMEPHX (Reply 1):
Families board between the A and B groups. So after the first 60 people have boarded.

Not what I saw when I recently flew them.

It went:

Pre-boards
Boarding group A (A1-A30 first, then A31-A60)
Boarding group B
general boarding

To pre-board, you had to be issued a blue pre-boarding pass by someone...I saw several families with kids that had these.

I suppose I should find out how you go about obtaining one of these, as our first kid is due July 28th...  Smile



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User currently offlineJbernie From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 880 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

Or they can do what they did yesterday on my DEN-SEA and SEA-DEN flights and say come right up (i think they did 1 pre board in DEN) as we had maybe 40 on the way out and 30 on the way back.

User currently offlineRachelBDL From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 72 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2669 times:



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 4):
Quoting MMEPHX (Reply 1):
Families board between the A and B groups. So after the first 60 people have boarded.

Not what I saw when I recently flew them.

It went:

Pre-boards
Boarding group A (A1-A30 first, then A31-A60)
Boarding group B
general boarding

To pre-board, you had to be issued a blue pre-boarding pass by someone...I saw several families with kids that had these.

Anything after the preboarding passengers are done is general boarding. You need either a blue preboard sleeve (can be obtained by speaking to a CSA) or have an obvious disability to preboard. Families with A can board in their position, the rest go in Family Boarding after A. You will sometimes see families preboard, usually it's because someone in the party has a peanut allergy and they need to go onboard and wipe the seats down.



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6264 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2571 times:



Quoting RachelBDL (Reply 6):

Ah, thanks for that.

BTW Rachael is the name we have chosen if it's a girl (we don't know yet  Wink ).



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User currently offlineBAC111 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Thanks all for your input!

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