Conversation 7 comments by 5 users
  • ttubravesrock
    +7

    I can't think of a reason an able-bodied person with no children would want to board early. I like to minimize the amount of time spent sitting in the cramped seats so I always try to be in the last 10 people boarding. I always travel with just a backpack and a water bottle so I don't have to worry about overhead storage being full.

    • StarFlower
      +9

      Totally agree - can't see why its a bonus to board early. Also I don't see why people have to travel with more than a backpack and water bottle as cabin baggage.

      • Gozzin (edited 1 year ago)
        +8

        I do travel with a back pack,skip the water bottle.

    • LisMan
      +7

      It's been four years since I've flown anywhere. When did these changes come into effect? Does any airline still use back-to-front boarding? As for me, I'm just a little guy, so the cramped seats don't bother me too much. I like to take the last row. Not being able to recline in exchange for nobody kicking my back is good. Being able to board first is (was?) a bonus.

      • ttubravesrock
        +4

        If it works for you, I'm happy with that. Personally I would prefer if the plane started the takeoff process the moment I sit down. I really don't enjoy sitting down and having to wait 20-40 minutes for the rest of the passengers to board. I'd rather be in the airport than in the airplane. I don't enjoy sitting for 4-6 straight hours while we're flying. I would almost prefer they pack us in horizontal cubbies at this point. Over the past 15 years, my shoulders haven't gotten any wider but the seats have certainly gotten narrower.

    • AdelleChattre
      +5

      Jeez, tell the whole world why don't you? Let 'em think they're winning. If word gets out, this strategy's over.

      • ttubravesrock
        +4

        Oops.. I'll leave out the part about going to Value Village for longer trips.