SkyPriority vs Immigration

Old Jan 11, 18, 8:02 pm
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That's a heated debate, so I will be careful.
I don't wish to generalize as I doubt that the situation is similar at all airports.

Let me just say, that at several airports, airlines pay for the priority treatment of pax. It's either an annual assessment ("forfait") or based on priority cards handed out to premium pax and collected at immigration (like Access 1 in Paris).
At some airports, some airlines pay and their premium pax get priority, while other airlines do not.
I do not know how this is handled at AMS/CDG

At other egalitarian airports, there is no priority.
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Old Jan 12, 18, 3:03 am
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CyBeR wrote that [some] airport[s] set a max % of PAX, per airline, [allowed] to use the priority lanes. He wrote 15% for AMS. How often is this maximum reached? And if it is reached, how exactly do airlines manage to keep it at 15%? Or, the airline is charged extra when that % is exceeded? Or, the airport will effectively manage the priority so that the numbers are capped at 15%? (Meaning priority PAX are effectively discouraged from using the dedicated lines?)
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Old Jan 12, 18, 8:12 am
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At AMS there is no priority line at passport control at all (except Privium of course).
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Old Jan 12, 18, 2:47 pm
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Originally Posted by mfkne View Post
At AMS there is no priority line at passport control at all (except Privium of course).
the pity is that there used to be priority lanes at AMS passport control, some years ago
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