Travel is not glamorous. It’s tedious, and a test of patience on most days.
With the recent Partial Government Shut Down, and several airports having to close lanes due to the shortage of personnel, I signed up for one of the ‘Fly-By ID check’ services.
It uses biometric data to assess your ID, so you an bypass the big lines, and go straight to the metal detectors and X-ray machines.
It was kinda cool. My iris’ took better than my fingerprints. I felt like Edna Mode, opening entering my design studio.
But the folks standing in the cattle lines weren’t happy when I was escorted past them to the Pre-Check. I thought it was awesome! Hey, you pay your money, you get your choice. I’m a big fan of open market competition to government cattle lines, and I fly often. It wouldn’t be worth the cost if I only traveled a couple times a year.
Of course it is a quandary. Why rush to get to the terminal when your flight is delayed? I only traded one wait with another.
9 hours later, I arrived in San Francisco, after delays, and delays, and connections.