I flew Wednesday (before the change) and Thurdsay (after the change).
"A" boarding pass Wednesday (24-hour advance check-in).
"A" boarding pass Thursday (A-list -- don't hate me, frequent flying ain't that fun).
Thursday wasn't a big hassle. It didn't seem much faster (they have to assemble the "B" lines after the "A" lines board), but it's a new system. Extra staff were there to explain what's going on. Everyone seemed to stand it the right location. People seemed willing to go along with the change (but I didn't hear or see those folks that boarded last). We had pre-boarders, but no families with children.
An acquaintance (not on the A-list), snagged A 37 (by checking in about 23 1/2 hours in advance). The first 15 "A" numbers were empty (nobody had purchased Business Select tickets).
My question, what determine's the order of the A-listers? I got A-23, but why? Order of booking? Number of flight segments flown? Random assignment?
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