London, November 20 (EFE) .- The British airline British Airways (BA) announced today that from next December 12 the passengers who have bought the cheapest tickets will be called the last ones to embark on their flights.
Because of this new regulation, which has provoked numerous criticisms, the company will assign travelers a number between one and five, printed on your boarding pass, with the highest figure reserved for the economic fares and the lowest figure for those traveling first class.
BA explained that with that The policy aims to simplify the boarding process, in line with other airlines that have been applying it for some time, such as American Airlines and Iberia.
However, among the detractors of the new policy are those who consider that BA operates, in this way, "a class system".
The company clarified that passengers traveling with children or having a problem of mobility will be able to embark before the rest.
"We always study different ways to improve and simplify the airport experience for our customers. We introduce new boarding procedures in order to speed up the process and make it easier for passengers to understand, "a BA spokeswoman said today.
The same source of The British airline added that "this method has been used for several years by airlines around the world, including American Airlines, Iberia and Qatar."
After knowing this new, some users of BA have expressed their disagreement in their accounts of the social network Twitter, in which some passengers reproach the company that opts for a "ostentatious, which is about the wealth and status "of travelers.
Others have ironized with messages like this:" Nothing like a British class system to let you know your place ".