BAC111
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WN Boarding Procedures

Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:38 pm

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?
 
MMEPHX
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RE: WN Boarding Procedures

Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:53 pm

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)
 
mtnwest1979
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RE: WN Boarding Procedures

Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:11 pm



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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pitops
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RE: WN Boarding Procedures

Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:17 pm

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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KELPkid
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RE: WN Boarding Procedures

Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:18 pm



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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jbernie
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RE: WN Boarding Procedures

Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:15 pm

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.
 
RachelBDL
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RE: WN Boarding Procedures

Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:50 am



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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KELPkid
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RE: WN Boarding Procedures

Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:03 am



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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BAC111
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RE: WN Boarding Procedures

Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:09 pm

Thanks all for your input!

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