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Faster Boarding With New Carry-on Restrictions  
User currently offlineStyle From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 263 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3545 times:

Looks like the quick turns and boarding times on narrow body aircraft have been going alot faster with less carry ons due to the restrictions.

I was on a full 757 that boarded in about 20 minutes and there were 4 overhead bins that were completely empty.

Thats probably the only positive outcome out of this whole fiasco.

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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3509 times:

Granted, but i wonder how much longer it took them to load the bags in the hold. And how much less cargo can the airlines carry with extra passenger bags being taken?


Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

With every pro comes a con. You should all know that by now.

User currently offlineZudnic From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3372 times:

Quoting Style (Thread starter):
Looks like the quick turns and boarding times on narrow body aircraft have been going alot faster with less carry ons due to the restrictions.

True, and in addition I noticed security lines were moving much faster than usual this past weekend as people didn't have rollaways to be scanned.

Of course, the baggage handling system seemed pretty overloaded, and AA lost my bag. First time ever for me having a bag lost  Sad


User currently offlineCobra27 From Slovenia, joined May 2001, 1030 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3288 times:

The plane should be boarded a lot faster. And if you fly less than 500 miles, you should have checkin with luggage bring it onboard. I hate to wait at least 45 mins before takooff. The hole procedure can take 2 hours. What a waist of time

User currently offlineGrude1087 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

If I have to go <500 miles, I'm driving my car. The long lines, frustrations, etc. are too much. In fact, I'm considering driving my auto for my next SFO-PDX trip too. I hear the view from the ground is fantastic!

User currently offlineZudnic From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

Quoting Grude1087 (Reply 5):

That's probably an overreaction. I flew on Friday and it was the most painless flight I've had in a long time.


User currently offlineJamesjoyce From Belgium, joined May 2004, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

Quoting Grude1087 (Reply 5):
If I have to go <500 miles, I'm driving my car. The long lines, frustrations, etc. are too much. In fact, I'm considering driving my auto for my next SFO-PDX trip too. I hear the view from the ground is fantastic!

Did it last month ... took a day and a half because of road-works and other slow-downs.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

AirTran is saying that on average, they've shaved 4 minutes off of the boarding process due to less carry-ons.
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060815/nytu114.html?.v=58


User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2908 times:

Best thing that has happened. Boarded a B777 from ORD, almost full in a total of 17 minutes and everybody off at LHR in 7 minutes and that included the pax needing a wheelchair. Just wish it would stay that way!!

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