British Airways recently announced a new boarding arrangement for its flights. Whilst the email inferred that all elite’s would be boarded at the same time. My original post about the changes can be seen here.
However, as you can see above, new signs have been acquired for the gates at Heathrow. This certainly suggests that there will be running order of boarding, split in to seven groups. That of course is before they board World/Euro Traveller.
Well based on my experience last week the system isn’t working.
When I arrived at the gate, there were already people in the Fast Track boarding lane. The guy in front had a EuroTraveller boarding pass and a Gold Card.
Boarding time came and as I was sitting in Club I was trying to work out if I could get past his luggage. Of course resolved that dilemma for me by calling ‘Club Europe and Gold Card holders’. What?
Well it seems that there are numerous variations of the new arrangements. There is a Flyertalk.com thread about how the plans are being implemented and it’s about as patchy as in London for my flight.
What’s your experience of the new scheme? Did it work for you?