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Do companions get to board early if 1 person buys priority boarding a la carte?

Do companions get to board early if 1 person buys priority boarding a la carte?

Old Oct 31, 16, 7:16 pm
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Do companions get to board early if 1 person buys priority boarding a la carte?

I couldn't find an answer to this on Google or here in FT. I don't usually fly VX, and I'm booking my wife and kids on a flight and am looking at the a la carte fee menu. I'm wondering if I buy priority boarding for 1 person (my wife), but not the kids, will the kids get to board with her (as is the case for me on AA)?
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Old Nov 2, 16, 10:07 am
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I think it is solely up to the gate agent, but from what I have seen they tend to honor the earliest boarding group with small parties. That said VX does board families with children under 5 between MCS and priority, so if you are in that group and priority security isn't important to you I would just go that route.
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Old Nov 2, 16, 10:19 am
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Our kids are 8 and 6, so we're overage on that program. But this is helpful to know. I'll make a decision as we get closer to the date.
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