Travel Quiz, why am I being the last person to board plane?
Did you check the back pack?
You are last on the plane so that you can be first to volunteer to get bumped if the flight is over sold, that way you get a free hotel stay and a free ticket on the next flight.
Felipe en Antigua
Queni nailed this answer, yes, I board the plane last so I can choose the seat I want, not the assigned seat. If I enter, sit in the assigned seat, the flight attendants are watching, they do not want us to move for many reasons. I moved on the flight to Fort Wayne, and the lady said, -- maybe the plane is out of balance, and we need to move you back. The other reason they do not want us to move is probably they want to identify all passengers in the event of a crash. There are many reason to sit in the correct seat, but none really that is worth agreeing too. If I just sit down in any seat I want, then I choose the best seat for me, not for the plane. The flight attendants do not know what my seat is, unless I offer the ticket to them at the door. I put it in my pocket, and play stupid. On really long haul flights, 10-12 hours, I can lie down in 3 seat in the middle, and sleep in comfort, often better than first class, but there is a fight for these seats, long-haul people know 3-5 seats empty are valuable. If I was super rich, I would buy 5 seats together, and opt out of first class. My friend Walt always makes jokes about people who jump in line quickly, he said, "We learned this in Kindergarden, and never forgot, we must fight for a line because we are again only 5 years old. Remember, please remember, 99 percent of airlines have assigned seats. Buses often do not, we may need to be first in line. I also get car sick, motion sick, it I am all they way in the back of plane, it bounces up and down. I want to be right above the wing for smooth ride, sometimes the seats for exits are best, we never know until we get into the plane the condition of the plane. Everything I am talking about is also why I do not get hotel reservations, I want to choose my room in the hotel, not an assigned crappy one, I want the best room in the hotel.