Ten Days Remain to #flyforpink

Through October 31, 2014, BoardingArea will donate 50 cents to causes related to cancer — up to a $10,000.00 total donation — for every photograph of a boarding pass posted to Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #flyforpink.

You may post more than one photograph if you have more than one boarding pass. If you used an electronic boarding pass, take a screen shot and use that.

To protect your privacy, block any sensitive information by considering the following before posting your boarding pass…

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Seat Swap Requests: What Do You Do?

You take your seat aboard the aircraft, ready for your flight and hoping that it departs on time. You are sitting in that coveted seat: perhaps it is in an exit row where you have more legroom; or a bulkhead where there is nobody in front of you to recline his or her seat; or an aisle seat for a quick exit to the lavatory or to leave the aircraft upon completion of the flight; or a window seat where you can enjoy some of the best views or lean your head against the wall for a quick nap…and then someone approaches you, asking if you can swap your seat so that he can be with his wife or she can be with her child. What do you do?…

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No Carry-On Luggage? American Airlines Tests New Boarding Process

American Airlines is currently testing at several airports a boarding procedure which allows passengers without any carry-on luggage to board the aircraft early. Personal items — such as purses or computer laptop bags — do not count as carry-on luggage. Also, passengers without carry-on luggage do not get to board before elite members of the American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program. FlyerTalk member rajuabju predicts that this boarding process will…

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What Do You Do About Seat Poachers?

You board the airplane, boarding pass in hand and travel down the aisle to your seat — only to find someone else sitting there. You explain to that person that he or she is sitting in your seat. The person responds to you that he or she wanted to be near a family member, friend, child or spouse. What do you do? How about the seat poachers who…

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Boarding Process Changes Implemented on United Airlines

As part of an effort to address crowding and consistency over the next several months, the way passengers board on United Airlines flights has changed — with full implementation expected tomorrow — starting by simplifying and reducing the number of boarding groups, as well as eventually revising the layout of gate areas with…

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