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American’s New Early Boarding: Might This Change Pre-Boarding Strategies for Families?

American Airlines just recently announced that it will allow passengers who do not have any luggage to stow in the overhead bins to board early, after elites but before Group 2.  Presumably, this move is intended to reward those who travel light (or pay to check bags) and speed up the boarding process by getting …

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Pre-Boarding Kids: Which Airlines Still Offer It?

Several of my friends have recently attempted their first trips traveling with babies and small children, and the refrain that I most often hear after these trips is the following: “Did you know that Airline X doesn’t pre-board children any more?”  Unfortunately, I did know that!  But it appears that the message is not filtering …

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Why I Really Do Love Virgin

As I mentioned earlier this week, my family traveled on Virgin America from SFO to JFK and back last weekend for a family wedding.  My daughter had the chance to tell Sir Richard Branson himself aboard this flight: “I love Virgin!”  And sure enough, I’m happy to report that we do indeed love Virgin after …

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