Hate lines at the airport? Pay to make them go away

MCLEAN, Va., - Long lines are the bane of the airline passenger’s existence, especially during peak holiday travel. A cascade of them, from check-in to security to boarding, and then through immigration and customs clearance, isn’t just annoying: These lines can make you miss your flight, especially if navigating an unfamiliar airport, and more so if you arrive with little time to spare before takeoff, or if your connection is tight, reports George Hobica for the USA Today.

Hate lines at the airport? Pay to make them go away
Hate lines at the airport? Pay to make them go away
MCLEAN, Va., - Long lines are the bane of the airline passenger’s existence, especially during peak holiday travel. A cascade of them, from check-in to security to boarding, and then through immigration and customs clearance, isn’t just annoying: These lines can make you miss your flight, especially if navigating an unfamiliar airport, and more so if you arrive with little time to spare before takeoff, or if your connection is tight, reports George Hobica for the USA Today.

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The Intelligent Aerospace take:

December 18, 2018 -As evident by the USA Today's headline, a good number of Hobica's suggestions involve a monetary solution to air travel stress reduction. However, the writer does note at the end of the article that the common traveler will soon enjoy quicker lines at the airport thanks to biometric screening at LAX. "I saw this in action at a British Airways gate in Los Angeles and witnessed a jumbo jet loaded in a matter of minutes," Hobica wrote.

Related: Americans believe biometrics will improve their experience at airports; security

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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