United Airlines drops early boarding for children

HOUSTON - Families with small children who aren't flying first or business class will no longer be able to board early on United Airlines.

Instead, they'll have to board with their ticketed boarding groups.

A United spokesperson says the airline adopted the policy last month "to simplify the boarding process and to reduce the overall number of boarding groups."

Most airlines, including Jetblue, Delta Air Lines, and Virgin America, let families with small children board early.

The company's website does not include information about the new policy.

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