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American Airlines to let passengers with just a personal carry-on item board sooner

FORT WORTH, Texas - If you're travelling light, you can board earlier on American Airlines. The airline said Thursday that people carrying just a personal item that fits under the seat — no rolling suitcases — will be allowed to board before most other passengers. American said that the change will speed up the boarding process and allow flights to take off sooner, helping the airline improve its on-time performance.

Lack of legroom, uncomfortable seats flyers' biggest complaints

NEW YORK, Feb 27 (Reuters) - A lack of legroom, uncomfortable seats and costly airline fees and prices are the biggest complaints for American air travelers, along with flight delays and long security lines, according to a new survey. The poll of more than 2,000 Americans by the travel website TripAdvisor.com also showed that despite the annoyances, more Americans plan to fly domestically and internationally this year compared with 2012.
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