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CHEAPEST LAST! British Airways passengers to board aircraft by ticket price

CHEAPEST LAST! British Airways passengers to board aircraft by ticket price

After experiencing group boarding on Iberia, one passenger compared the situation at the gate to Mad Max: Fury Road: Rules are great, but if passengers don't follow them and crowd around the gate no matter what the boarding announcements say, any system will look like chaos and earn the ire of flyers. Others said they were happy to board last, proud even to prove that they had bagged a bargain, but many said the policy was unfair and that the airline should board by row, not by ticket price.

However, other social media reasoned the changes would be better for passengers with cheaper tickets, who would spend less time waiting on the plane for others to board.

However, passengers with mobility issues and those travelling with children will still be able to board ahead of everyone else, along with frequent flyers from Oneworld partner airlines.

Ivan said: "Priority boarding is a real benefit especially with overhead space being at a premium on European routes".

On Friday, British Airways announced that it will soon begin enforcing a new "pay least, board last" policy that will apply to travelers flying within Europe.

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The number "one" will be assigned to Gold members of British Airways Executive Club or World Traveller plus as well as first class passengers.

Another user said, "It's very Kardashian, ostentatious about wealth and status".

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Aviation expert John Strickland told the Telegraph, "Such changes will always divide opinion but British Airways is simply responding to the pressures of a short-haul market dominated by low-priced carriers who fly far more customers than it does".

A BA spokesperson said it was trying to "improve the customer journey by creating a number of groups to speed up the process". "Next month we are introducing new boarding procedures to speed up the process and make it simpler for customers to understand", the company told the BBC through a spokesman.


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