I completely agree that the pre-boarding is out of control. I have taken 3 flights in a month and it is clearly being taken advantage. In Denver a guy put his knee brace on after walking all the way to the gate through security, the train, and the long walk to the gate, but put it on to get in the preboarding lineup to walk the short distance down the ramp?? It is sad because some people truly need it - the elderly, the ill etc. I do feel the solution is they sit in the dedicated rows and have to stay seated until the rest of the plane has left . It alone would stop the abuse and makes sense- if you require more time getting on the plane, you need more time getting off- nothing changed in your mobility status in the 1-2 hour flight. The good news is on all of my flights there was an extra time announcement between A and B boarding groups.
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