This morning when arriving at BWI Pier C for my hop to MHT, I noticed that there was a separate security line for those with special needs, first class tix, and airline status. Under the 'Airline Status' bullet was listed only one category - 'AA Platinum'. I wasn't sure whether that was the only status accepted for this line, or whether that was just an example, so I pulled out my CP and gave it a try.
The SW employee checking IDs took a look at my CP and told me that was not a valid credential for that line, and that what I actually needed was a Rapid Rewards card. I questioned him, since obviously the CP, not RR card, indicates 'status'. He tried to tell me that I didn't understand the difference between the two (uh ... duh!) but gave me credit for trying and let me through anyway (this time ...).
Once through, I asked a gate agent whether the CP was supposed to work to get through the 'elite' security line ... he seemed to think that the other airlines had protested allowing WN card holders in that line, and that we weren't welcome at all!
Sooooo, does anyone know what the story is here? Will a CP (or CP + RR card) work to get into that BWI Pier C fast line? Will just a RR card work (that hardly seems like the answer)?
Having this access would definitely be a huge perk since those BWI security lines get quite long!