Monday, June 07, 2010

Breaking News - A Good Idea From An Airline!

I took a short trip to Wisconsin over the weekend, and coming back through Chicago's O'Hare Airport, was amazed to find a speck of rationality in American Airlines' loading procedures.

After the call for "pre-boarding" of the elite sitting in the front of the plane and others with a claim to American's attention, those with no baggage to force into the overhead spaces were asked to board. This made for a much smoother boarding procedure, leaving the heavy lifting, grunting, and pounding of suitcases into the compartments to the very last, while those of us with stuff we could easily fit under the seats tried to stay out of the way of falling suitcases. And got a bit of better treatment for that $25 we paid not to have to participate in all that.

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