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  1. A nut allergy is a disability. There’s a strong argument that they don’t have a choice but to allow preboarding.

  2. @Greg: the issue is proof. Personally I board last because I don’t like wtg in the plane while 200 people figure out where to sit and put their bags… I prefer them to wait on me.
    But others that pay extra or have real disabilities may not appreciate a 100 or so impatient passengers claiming to have nut allergies and therefore boarding early.
    As I rethink this, if a 100 people claimed allergies and had to wipe down their space on the plane, in return for boarding early, and I board last, I may be boarding one of the cleanest planes in the world. Of course I will contaminate everything I touch if I forgot to wash my hands after handling the bins during the TSA inspection.

  3. All about finding space in overhead bin for carry-on roller bag. Its a drag to board last to find full bins and not option but to put your bag 8-rows back. Like salmon going upstream, its impossible to exit, waiting for aisle to clear to get your bag. Not ideal.

  4. Now I know why my luggage is late with BA most of the time
    Rehearsing or performing
    Not a fan of club world which is dated their customer relations non existent
    or their baggage handling and most anything on board they call food
    Good cabin crews though

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