ClassicLover wrote:Thanks to BA (stupidly IMHO) giving priority boarding to Bronze frequent flyers (oneworld Ruby), which no other oneworld airline does, it means the Priority Boarding line at present is -
First, Club, Gold, Silver, Bronze frequent flyers and their oneworld equivalents.
This means the priority line can be up to 60% of the aircraft. BA created this idiocy themselves to an extent.
Kestrel333 wrote:American do this. I don’t think it works as well as some seem to say it does. When I’ve seen American do it, they don’t seem to have a great queuing system and there is more of a huddle. The different boarding groups are then called in such quick succession that this huddle becomes a mix of all the groups.
Kestrel333 wrote:Took Norwegian across the Pond this week. They board by seat row - from the back forwards. Makes so much more sense.
mikegigs wrote:Actually, all airline tickets are sold in zones, or "fare classes". For economy alone, BA has 12 different classes (Y,B,H,K,L,M,N,S,V,Q,O,G) based on ticket price and upgrade/FF points eligibility. These classes are applied to all tickets so I would imagine it'd actually be quite easy to implement this boarding method.
Additionally, there are 3 premium economy fare classes (W,E,T), 5 for business (J,C,D,R,I), and 2 for first (F,A).
Honestly, it's not much more snobby compared to letting F and J board first - which is a total norm. At least you know that if you got a bad deal on your seat, you get a good boarding position. Not all to different for paying for expedited boarding like on WN.
Source: https://www.britishairways.com/en-us/ex ... os/flights
DfwRevolution wrote:Sense for who? BA isn't going to get extra aircraft utilization if they turn an aircraft 5-10 minutes faster. BA carries way more frequent fliers than a leisure carrier like Norwegian and their operations should reflect that. You're going to upset your most valuable customers if you board them last and all the overhead space is gone.
sk736 wrote:The "class" the British media is up in arms about is the social class, not the fare class!! It's something of a national obsession for us.
Alexsing wrote:So much for Cruz's "we want to make BA a premium airline again".
I really can't see how this will speed up the boarding process, if people sat at opposite end of economy are boarding at the same time...
ojjunior wrote:I'm always the last in line to board, no matter the zone i'm in. My seat will be there and those standing 20 minutes on the line even before the boarding process starts wil arrive at the same time than me.
smallvoyageur wrote:sk736 wrote:The "class" the British media is up in arms about is the social class, not the fare class!! It's something of a national obsession for us.
Absolutely, Do you "rise up from the sofa in the living room, to go to the loo", or "rise up from the settee in the lounge, to go to the toilet".
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