With the advent of charging for checked luggage, any tips to be shared for what seat to select to better your chance of getting on board first to claim that valuable real estate called overhead bins.
I know SWA doesn’t charge for luggage, but getting on group A, you have a plane full of overhead bins to select from providing of course you are getting on an originating city and not a connecting flight. Easy enough to plan around the dilemma of shortage of overhead bin space by checking in 24 hours in advance and getting in group A.
What about other airlines that board by zones based on seat assignments? Does anybody have any tips on which seat to select (besides first class) to enhance and better your chance of getting the opportunity to stuff one’s oversized luggage into an undersized bin whether it be a 757 or RJ before other seats are called to board?
It used to be load planes back to front but that doesn’t seem to be the experiences I have of late.