|Line-up at my gate in Dhaka|
That very thing happened. Turns out they prioritise ladies, children, and the elderly, and I was really happy about that process. Finally, a time when it pays to be a female! But the funny part is that at the gate in Dhaka, when they announced that women, children, and the elderly go through first, they told other people to sit down, and this airport guy was just screaming at people, yelling at the them to sit down if they decided to stand up. It was the funniest thing! I like that no-nonsense style of boarding since in India, people just line up willy nilly, and there's no order at all. These people made sure there was order!
Luckily, I was seated in business class the entire way, though I'm sure I only paid for economy. Regardless, on PIA, it seems to make no difference other than that you get some extra leg room and are perhaps seated with a more educated seat mate. The food and service were no different. I guess that makes sense considering the business class seats on PIA are only about $100 more than the economy seats, and you will always get what you pay for, right? At least it gives me funny stories to blog about!