MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Delta Air Lines is rolling out a new program which aims to streamline the boarding process.READ MORE: Have You Seen Them? Miami Police Looking For Missing 12-Year-Old Ana Contreras & 13-Year-Old Angelica Contreras
The program, Early Valet, has airline employees pre-load carry-on bags, putting them in the overhead bins above passengers’ assigned seats.
The airline wants to see if its own workers can load the bins faster than passengers.
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The service began Monday on about two dozen flights, and that number is expected to rise steadily during June, Delta spokeswoman Morgan Durrant said.
Early Valet will be offered through August on some departures from Delta’s busiest airports — Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Seattle.
It will be available only on flights that typically have a high number of vacationers. Presumably, business travelers know how to board a plane efficiently. Specially tagged bags will be stowed on the plane before boarding begins, Durrant said.
Delta tested the process last summer in Atlanta and Los Angeles and saw some reduction in boarding time, Durrant said.MORE NEWS: Veteran Detective, Police Union President Both Alarmed After Another Officer Shot At
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