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    Today show question

    Thought this was an interesting question posed on TODAY show this...

    Would you be willing to pay extra to be one of the first passengers to exit the plane?
    (This service would also include luggage.)


    My response would be HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

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    good question...how much?
    the airlines are nickel and diming the coach passengers to death.
    they set precedents by instituting things that are now commonplace (baggage fees...certain seats in coach)

    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    Thought this was an interesting question posed on TODAY show this...

    Would you be willing to pay extra to be one of the first passengers to exit the plane?
    (This service would also include luggage.)


    My response would be HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

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    In Aruba, with the mess at immigration that sometimes occurs, is it worth it?

    We once had a gentleman on our flight that pretty much bullied his way to the front to get off first. He picked the wrong line in immigration and got through a few minutes behind us. Many of the other passengers were laughing along with us.

    Also, if immigration is running quickly, then everyone ends up at baggage claim standing around at the same time.

    So, no, in Aruba I wouldn't pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    Thought this was an interesting question posed on TODAY show this...

    Would you be willing to pay extra to be one of the first passengers to exit the plane?
    (This service would also include luggage.)



    My response would be HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
    We now always do it with JetBlue even more space seats.... I just gotta get off the plane.... even if it means waiting for immigration or baggage.

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    No. I'm happy the minute the jet door opens and I feel that heat... it doesn't matter to me if I'm the first one out.. customs, luggage, duty free, mobile phone set up, rental car pick up... we're still in Beatrix for at least forty-five minutes so a ten minute advantage doesn't really matter to us.

    But we do fly business class - drinking helps... LOL

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    My husband would absolutely be willing to pay. That's an added benefit for paying for the extra legroom seats most airlines offer near the front of the plane. I would not pay for the sole purposeof getting off first. I hate that everyone stands up in the aisle and is try to get down carryons and just crowd each other and stand there. I am happy to stay in my row until the bullies are gone. On the other hand, if you had a tight connection, I could see the benefit.
    Last edited by Traceyd14; 08-05-2015 at 11:00 AM.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    We either fly business class, Delta Comfort, or get one of the priority seats that are set aside for Delta Medallion members - all are in the front of the plane so, for us, there would be no reason to pay extra. And, as said above.....drinking helps. LOL!
    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 -- 36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018




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    I would not pay extra. I don't feel it's a great hardship to wait few minutes.

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    I am with you Andy.. not going to give the AirLine more of my $$$$ to get off a few minutes early.
    Heck I walk really fast and will still get to customs before the average person.... lol

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    I would pay extra to get off the plane first so it would speed up the process of getting thru the lines....not sure what it would be worth to me though...I would pay a small fortune to avoid the 3 hours I arrive early for departure though...

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