I agree with allowing A-List members to board with one adult companion and any minors under the age of 18. If they are taking adult cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and so forth along, then they need to get in line.
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I agree that if an A List member is boarding and has a minor under 18 with them, they should be able to board toegther. However, to be fair to all, if the A-List member wishes to board with his entire family and some members are over 18, then they should take their place in line with the othe rpassengers, or pay the extra amount for early check-in. JMO. I know a fellow in Florida that when he wants to fly, he goes to the counter and asks for assistance to board early. He gets a wheelchair and tips the attendat $5 or $10 to board early. He is 72 y/o, but in very good health. He just wants to beat the system. I think for cases like this, they should be made to either show a note from a doctor of the "Handicap" placard. I am never in a hurry to board, but I fly a lot and have elite status on most airlines. Even still, I have at times passed my early pass to someone that I thought needed to go before me. I am a retired pilot with United, but do not always fly United, even though I get free ticketing. There have been instances where flight times or locations have not been ideal, so I fly Southwest.
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