United Ends Preboarding Policy For Families With Small Kids

United Ends Preboarding Policy For Families With Small Kids

While airlines love to put out press releases for even the smallest improvements in service, they tend to be pretty quiet when they do something that might tick off customers. Thus, many people are just learning now that back in April, United Airlines ended its policy of allowing families with small children to board flights early. [More]

Want To Cut The Boarding Line On Southwest Airlines? That'll Be $10

Want To Cut The Boarding Line On Southwest Airlines? That'll Be $10

Do you know what the airline industry really needs about now? More fees! Luckily, Southwest Airlines is happy to oblige. They’re now charging a $10 fee to customers who want to board the plane before everyone else.

Parents Predictably Outraged At Southwest's New Boarding Policy

Parents Predictably Outraged At Southwest's New Boarding Policy

There’s a bit of backlash going on against Southwest Airlines’ for changing their “family first” boarding policy. Previously, families traveling with children under 4 were allowed to board before the “a” group. Now they’ve been bumped back behind “a” but before “b” and “c.”

Boarding Pass Site Gives Up Legal Battle Against Southwest

Boarding Pass Site Gives Up Legal Battle Against Southwest

A website that charged Southwest passengers $5 to ensure that they’d nab the coveted “A” boarding pass has shut down after giving up its legal battle against the airline.

Southwest To End "Family First" Boarding Policy

Southwest To End "Family First" Boarding Policy

Southwest currently lets families board first, but they’re axing that policy in an effort to save time. Rather than board with the A group, families will now board after A but before B and C. If all members are in the A group, they will board with A.

HOWTO: Board Southwest Airlines Faster

HOWTO: Board Southwest Airlines Faster

Southwest Airlines has passengers board in three groups, A, B and C, with A’s going first. Here’s an at-home hack we spotted for if your boarding pass says B or C.