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Old Oct 18, 07, 4:58 pm
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Originally Posted by choster View Post
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.
I think you are right about that. I'm not too concerned about boarding when I am in Europe because of the carry-on restriction. In the US, I always try to board as soon as they call group 1 because I want to be able to stow my stuff.
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