I had recounted the horrors of United’s experiment with row boarding scheme. Almost all of you concurred that the experiment created nothing but chaos. It seems United has heard our plea and will revert back to the old zone boarding scheme. However, they would keep one aspect from their experiment: uniformed military will board first. This is something I really appreciate. They are much more valuable to the nation than elites.
The announcement on United’s facebook page is as follows:
“We’ve been listening to your feedback about the recent boarding changes and starting June 8, we’ll return to boarding by zones on United-operated flights. Continental-operated flights will continue to board from the rear to the front, but in the near future, will also begin zone boarding. We will still allow uniformed military to board first followed by Premier/Elite customers premium boarding with a tiered approach.”
Yay United, +1 over Continental