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Compliments of Mr. Deals…
This past week Mr. Deals had a quick trip down to Atlanta (hotlanta as I like to call it). While traveling I noticed something both at LGA and ATL. Everybody these days is an elite traveler or considers themselves an expert traveler. What’s that all about?
So it started out at LGA. I get my ticket in the American terminal, group 2, sweet. I head over to the security line to prepare to strip off half my clothes and get touched awkwardly by TSA people (I kid I kid). As I’m walking to the security line I notice the priority access line is quite long, but the line for us second class travelers was free and clear. #WINNING. I get up to the TSA guy who scans my ticket and notice that the priority access line keeps getting funneled into the other security lines. I guess it doesn’t pay to be priority access huh…
The return flight from ATL had a slightly different experience but still made me wonder if everyone is an expert/elite traveler. At ATL they have two options for security lines, “expert” travelers and then “casual” travelers – i..e, people with kids. From what I gathered, there was really no rhyme or reason for getting into the expert traveler line. If you have kids, you basically are not allowed. So I sized up the lines, and chose the “casual” travelers lins. Once again I flew right through.
You know what, when it comes to security, I’m happy to be second class. Enjoy the lines “experts.”
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