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Old Oct 18, 07, 2:30 am
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Originally Posted by Tyrolean View Post
With LH there is Preboarding only for Familes with small children and people who need assistance. Frequent flyers love to stay in the lounge as late as possible and board very last.
If there is no preboarding for families with small children (which sometimes happens) I usually complain. I do not complain because of my status. LH does not publish pre-boarding as a benefit for their own tiers,.
If I remember correctly then last time I was on IST-FRA, then in IST
they had the *G boarding in the beginning. But yes, it is better to stay
in the lounge as the flight might be delayed and then .. why the heck I
should stay in the plane for that?

For example on my last MXP-IST connection with AZ, where was the
bustransfer from the gate to the plane I was very happy to go on quite
in the end to the gate, as it turned out that the flight was delayed (for 4 hours in the end...) but that was when two buses had already taken people to the plane (engine crosscheck failed) and then I went straight back to lounge where I waited until the had sent a new plane from Rome to operate instead of the one we were supposed to use in the beginning.

Only time when I like preboarding priviledges and I make sure that I
get them is when I have plenty of carryon luggage and/or when I fly
CSA and go early enough to the gate to take my new boarding pass
(for complimentary upgrade)
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