American airlines will favor passengers without Louis Vuitton Outlet UK roller bags abilene reporter The airline said thursday that people carrying just a personal item that fits under the seat no rolling suitcases will be allowed to board before most other passengers. American said that the change will speed up the boarding process and allow flights to take off sooner, helping the airline improve its ontime performance. Airlines have been seeing a buildup in boarding times since they began charging fees for checked baggage as more people fight for limited space in overhead bins. American tested the new boarding procedure at several airports earlier this year Louis Vuitton Handbags UK and began applying it to all flights thursday.Passengers carrying just a personal item a purse, backpack or computer bag that will fit under the seat will board right after group 1 premium passengers and before boarding groups 2, 3 and 4. Kevin doeksen, director of customer planning for american, said the change speeds up boarding, because fewer passengers stop in the aisle to hoist a bag into the overhead bins.The difference is about two minutes per flight,"Which doesn't sound like much, but it adds up throughout the day,"He said. If the change results in fewer big bags being rolled on the plane, it could reduce the number of flights on which the overhead bins fill up.When the bins are stuffed, gate agents or flight attendants must ask passengers in the last boarding group to surrender their bag for gatechecking an awkward situation all around. Competition for bin space has also made travel more stressful.Passengers in the last boarding Louis Vuitton Purses groups often creep forward and jockey for position to be the first in their group on the plane.
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