It happens with every flight I’ve taken in recent years. Ever since airlines introduced the zone system for boarding.
Nowadays, folks line up long before their zone is ever called. The reason: access to precious overhead bin space. At least in economy.
I detest the airlines for making me do this. But, I do it. Every time. I want my bin space. I need my bin space.Dog eat dog. It’s a shit show. Boarding a plane is painful. And nasty. I’ve seen passengers report other passengers to airline staff for contravening the carry-on limits on size and number of bags.
The only way one can extricate oneself is to pay for premiere boarding access. Or premium seats. Which most of us cannot afford.
The greedy airlines are raking it in these days and always on the lookout for more ways to gouge us. I hate them for this.
I hate the way people in business and first class look down their noses at us behaving in such an undignified manner.
I also hate being the person in that lineup, right near the front. But, there I am.