British Airways to board passengers in cheap seats last



British Airways is introducing a boarding policy that means those buying the cheapest seats will be called last.

From 12 December, passengers will be assigned a number between 1-5 printed on boarding passes, with the highest figure reserved for economy fares.

BA said the move is about simplifying the boarding process, and bringing it into line with other carriers, including American Airlines and Iberia.

But BA was accused of operating a class system and further eroding perks.

The number “one” will be given to first class passengers, with others assigned to other segments such as Executive Club or World Traveller Plus.

Passengers who are travelling with children or have mobility issues will still be able to board ahead of everyone else.

A BA spokeswoman said: “We are always looking at ways to improve and simplify the airport experience for our customers… Next month we are introducing new boarding procedures to speed up the process and make it simpler for customers to understand.

“This method has been used by airlines around the world for a number of years, including by our partners American Airlines, Iberia and Qatar.”

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  1. Thought it was a seat you paying for never seen a standing passenger when the plane is taking off. If i pay for a seat on a date I’d expect to get on the plane whether cheap or not because you took my money. This is Hog wash it’s called giving your seat to someone who booked after you aka conning when available. “Solution tap sell cheap ticket” and see how far you business reach. And me never see one plaNE a crash and first class or whatever class get first or last preference fu dead.

    • So true
      Tickets are so expensive to travel to London, many like myself take advantage of cheap tickets….

  2. Regardless of when you get to your seat, we’e all taking off and landing the same time. Most airlines board 1st an premium class first, then loyalty members next. All others after, and all others next. Like I said,we all take off and land the same time.

  3. Hmmmm so persons boarding cheap seats last means they get to the destination last. They will listen to the radio and not allowed a movie also. Cheap seats will be fed bun and cheese with a punch soda.

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