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Old 18th Sep 2023, 11:19
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Boarding By Group Number

Flying LHR - MAN yesterday and, as seems common these days, the gate staff were calling people to board by group number. I was in group 8 (having been in three other groups on other sectors over the return booking) and could not figure out any logic to the way I was allocated to that group.

I presume there must a logical process to group allocation; does anyone know what it is?
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Old 18th Sep 2023, 11:23
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This might help
https://upgradedpoints.com/travel/ai...arding-groups/
https://www.uponarriving.com/british-airways-boarding-groups/
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Old 18th Sep 2023, 12:30
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That's very helpful, thanks! I got so used to being a silver card holder that I never noticed it until I dropped down the tiers during Covid. Essentially, then, groups 4 to 9 are randomly allocated.
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Group 8 is always used for the trouble-makers ...
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I was in F for the LHR-JNB flight in May, and to be honest, group 1 for boarding was hardly any different to the other groups; it was just a large crowd, milling around. I'm sure we were called together with group 2, so didn't really see the point. It didn't particularly bother me as I knew I had more than enough space onboard for my cabin bag, but I did wonder what the advantage is to priority boarding from LHR with BA?
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Old 18th Sep 2023, 16:06
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I suspect it's to make the Bronze/Silver/Golds feel like they are getting something.
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I only travel with very limited cabin baggage as I always seem to get assigned the group with chickens and other livestock when travelling on BA
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Old 18th Sep 2023, 18:21
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
Group 8 is always used for the trouble-makers ...
Ah, so my indiscretions in the Concorde room have finally come back to haunt me...
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