I’m pretty sure that’s what happened. On all four legs of my trip this week I boarded last… it didn’t matter where I was sitting in the plane.
The airline was Air Canada (never again), and on my first leg I was zone 5 (5th in boarding order) - I was puzzled because my row was second from the back, I would expect to board 3rd, behind first class and club members. When I got to my seat, the entire back section was completely settled. I asked my row mates what zone they were in and they said zone 3.
I asked a gate agent and she couldn’t give me a definite answer, but she did say that my ticket was basic economy (non-refundable, non-changeable) and that might be the reason.
So, is this a thing? Are they all gonna start doing it, torment you in every possible way to get you to cough out a few more bucks? :mad: