I got, at a very early AM time, a tweet from a reader asking what I thought about the new Delta test boarding procedure that was stated also very early on FlyerTalk.
First off, there is nothing like waking up to a tweet about something brand new you have not even been told about from Delta Corp. Especially when it is an item I have personally sent Delta a request that this would be a great way to reward medallions with no cost to the company. But I digress.
So today on my UBER discounted 1st class fun run I am having a blogging gold mine. First I get to fly the 717-200. The Captain was amazing and let me board 1st and get lots of photos (blog on the way tomorrow). Then I get, due to few signing up, 3x10Min chair massages in the A17 Skyclub. After that, I get to see the new test boarding process via medallion level.
I have long been a proponent of 1st class and DM boarding 1st. There are not that many DM’s on a flight that do not get upgraded to begin with so letting them at least board the jet before everyone else is just a good thing.
Well, as you can see by the card and by the video (and the FT thread) this is a nationwide test at many locations.
I love it. The FA s did comment they have never seen the boarding go so fast. I have to agree. After all, “most” medallions know how to get onboard, shove their stuff out of the way, and get into their seats; it is the casual flyer who takes his/her time to board, stow their stuff, and get out of the way.
What do yo think? Do you like the idea of medallions first boarding by “rank”? – René
Responses are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.