Thursday, May 16, 2013

AA Passengers "Pay" For Rolling Carry On

My husband and I are travelers that fly without checking luggage. We each have a backpack and one carryon that fits the airlines size regulations. We have, literally, traveled all over the world that way.

Now, American Airlines is making travelers like us "pay" for the privilege of carrying on our luggage by giving priority boarding to passengers who have no roll-a-boards. They will be able to board after AA's Group 1 and before passengers in Groups 2, 3 and 4.

I wonder how this will really affect us. We have an AA affinity credit card and one of the perks is priority boarding. Will we still be in Group 1 when the dust clears? 

And how long will it take before the other airlines follow suit?

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