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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Never ceases to amaze me why people crowd around flapping to get on first. Your seat aint going anywhere and neither is the plane.

    My wife uses walking sticks, and we've got a toddler (And useless teenager) so we get the pre-board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Never ceases to amaze me why people crowd around flapping to get on first. Your seat aint going anywhere and neither is the plane.
    Your seat isn't, but any space in the overhead will have gone. I prefer to travel hand-baggage-only (2 bags) so getting some space in the overhead to stash my larger bag is pretty important.

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    BA already do it, at least they do on internal flights. I flew return to LHR from Manchester a couple of weeks ago. At Heathrow, there were two of us at the back of the queue chatting and not particularly bothered about rushing. You've got your seat assigned and minimal baggage so get on when you want. You're still sat down and belted up well before it starts to taxi.
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    There are two things that amaze me, the rush to get on and the rush to get off. At the end of the day your flight will take as long as the bag takes to get onto the conveyor belt at the other end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    There are two things that amaze me, the rush to get on and the rush to get off. At the end of the day your flight will take as long as the bag takes to get onto the conveyor belt at the other end.
    Yes and also checking your bags in later often means they get on the belt, at the destination, first

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    Yes and also checking your bags in later often means they get on the belt, at the destination, first
    Checking your bags in First means they are supposed to get on the belt first. (The yellow tag identifies them)
    BA try to load their cargo in such a way that the people up front get their bags first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    Yes and also checking your bags in later often means they get on the belt, at the destination, first
    Yes, even when you're Priority First

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Checking your bags in First means they are supposed to get on the belt first. (The yellow tag identifies them)
    BA try to load their cargo in such a way that the people up front get their bags first.
    Sorry, my previous comment wasn't discussing first / business class, just cattle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    There are two things that amaze me, the rush to get on and the rush to get off. At the end of the day your flight will take as long as the bag takes to get onto the conveyor belt at the other end.
    There's plenty of people who fly with only hand luggage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    Your seat isn't, but any space in the overhead will have gone. I prefer to travel hand-baggage-only (2 bags) so getting some space in the overhead to stash my larger bag is pretty important.
    I agree. Nothing like having to store your bag a few seats down, so tightly packed you will never be able to get at it until the flights lands.

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