How do they decide which peons in economy to pack in first?
November 25, 2012 10:18 PM Subscribe
How exactly does American Airlines assign its boarding groups 2-4? Is it just totally random?
posted by andrewesque to Travel & Transportation (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I know the overall
boarding procedure, but was wondering if anyone could shed any light on how non-elite, non-priority passengers get sorted into groups 2 through 4.
seem to indicate that those who check in online faster get placed in earlier groups, but others
seem to indicate that it's just totally random.
I'm inclined to think it's the latter and totally random, because I checked in literally 23 hours and 59 minutes -- flying Southwest has trained me to do this out of habit -- before my AA flight home for Thanksgiving, and yet got placed in group 4, with a concomitant downright awful boarding experience.
I know you can pay at the airport
to be in Group 1. Just wondering about groups 2 through 4. Any insight would be appreciated, before I ready myself for the journey back this week.