Nightly News   |  May 16, 2013

American Airlines offers priority boarding for those without roller bags

Some passengers who lug their suitcase carry-ons on board will be waiting a little longer to get on the plane. American Airlines has announced passengers with just one personal item will be boarding before most other passengers. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> american airlines unveiled a new policy. if you're traveling light, you board before the other passengers. this rule is if you're only carrying something that fits snuggly be neethd tneath the seat in front of you, you can board before folks flying with more including rolling bags in the overhead bins. the airline hopes this will help their ontime performance among other things.