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Old Oct 18, 07, 10:18 am
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choster
 
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I think most of the rush to board in the US arises from the more liberal carryon baggage allowance and thus high demand for overhead bin space. Europe having stricter rules about hand luggage (and possibly more reliable handling of checked bags), overhead space is more abundant and thus boarding early is less, if at all, urgent.
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