Epxedited Security Lines for DM Preferred

Old Oct 6, 2002, 8:23 pm
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Epxedited Security Lines for DM Preferred

Have I been asleep at the wheel - or have these priority security lines been in affect for awhile?? Here's the page:

http://usairways.com/travel/current_...rity_lanes.htm

Also read somewhere here that you can take the elevator at LAX from ground level up and show DM card (Silver and up) to get expedited security pass thru...


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Old Oct 6, 2002, 9:08 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by ARLVACP:
Have I been asleep at the wheel - or have these priority security lines been in affect for awhile?? Here's the page:

http://usairways.com/travel/current_...rity_lanes.htm
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They've been in PIT for months. I don't know about the others, but I expect they also have been around a while.

The web page was last updated 6 weeks ago, so at least that long for the most recent city.

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Old Oct 6, 2002, 9:35 pm
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They should add SEA, as there's already a Northwest elite line in place for access to the South Satellite that currently does not allow US Preferreds through.
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Old Oct 6, 2002, 10:47 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by us2:
They should add SEA, as there's already a Northwest elite line in place for access to the South Satellite that currently does not allow US Preferreds through.</font>
FWIW, the "NW" elite line at ORD terminal 2 in fact does not discriminate on the basis of carrier.
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Old Oct 7, 2002, 1:24 am
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I flew out of SEA a couple of weeks ago and the NW elite line let me through their line. The guy even said to me: "Wow... you're Chairman's Preferred, you fly a LOT!!"
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Old Oct 7, 2002, 5:19 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by us2:
They should add SEA, as there's already a Northwest elite line in place for access to the South Satellite that currently does not allow US Preferreds through.</font>
AusTxHiker and I had no problem using the elite line in SEA either when we were there for the SEA-doo.
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Old Oct 7, 2002, 5:54 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by kv99:
I flew out of SEA a couple of weeks ago and the NW elite line let me through their line. The guy even said to me: "Wow... you're Chairman's Preferred, you fly a LOT!!"</font>
Well, the woman who was working that checkpoint would not let me through two weeks ago. I'll try again on my next trip to SEA...

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Old Oct 7, 2002, 7:15 am
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In my experience, the "expedited" lines are BS... In Pittsburgh, they've been in place for a long time, but I find that the other (non-elite) lines are usually shorter.
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Old Oct 7, 2002, 7:31 am
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I, too, especially in Philly, find that the non-preferred lines are often shorter. Not always true (especially Monday mornings as I should point out), but it happens enough that it is irritating to see that you could've saved the time getting out your stupid CP card. (Which, in Philly, they sometimes REQUIRE you to have, even if it already says CP on your boarding pass)

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Old Oct 7, 2002, 3:18 pm
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Anyone ever have a non-US employee running the preferred line ask you why they dont fly other airlines?

I had a CO employee in PIT once say something to the effect of "we would be pleased to have you onboard as well - keep us in mind when youre planning travel in the future"..
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Old Oct 7, 2002, 10:42 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by pitsheel:
In my experience, the "expedited" lines are BS... In Pittsburgh, they've been in place for a long time, but I find that the other (non-elite) lines are usually shorter.</font>
Personally, I get a kick out of seeing how often people will queue up in "elite lines" in cases where the non-elite ones are shorter and sometimes moving faster. I got out of the first class line in Hartford once and right to the front of the coach line and everybody else just stayed in the FC line. Go figure.
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Old Nov 21, 2004, 5:54 pm
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The link in Milepost #1 is dead. I did FT and US website searches but didn't come up with an updated list. I'm specifically interested in LAX but I thought a list of all locations with US "Priority Lanes" would be helpful for fellow FTers. Does anyone have such a list or a link to one? If not, perhaps we could just start one here. I know they exist at PHL, CLT and PIT but don't know which terminals.

Airport_______Terminal(s)
PIT...............Security for all terminals is consolidated
PHL..............B/C (when TSA feels like it)
CLT..............??

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Old Nov 22, 2004, 12:57 pm
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PIT has one consolidated security checkpoint and it has an elite line which is open to "Preferred and First Class travellers". It is not open at all times, but I've seen it open throughout the day -- so I think they only close it very late and possibly mid day.
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Old Nov 22, 2004, 1:09 pm
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PIT Elite lines

Originally Posted by pitsheel
In my experience, the "expedited" lines are BS... In Pittsburgh, they've been in place for a long time, but I find that the other (non-elite) lines are usually shorter.
This may be true at non-peak times, but elite lines in PIT are a lifesaver for early am and pm flights. Very often, I get to the airport 30 minutes before departure and breeze through the elite line, while the non-elite line is backed up all the way to the parking lot (double doors just outside short-term parking). Since all my flights out of PIT are at peak times, elite lines are simply awesome, AFAIK..!

And this line is manned by contract employees who allow "elite" passengers of ALL airlines (as documented by the boarding pass) to use this line...I've seen "non-elite" being turned away by people checking IDs and Boarding Passes at the elite lines. In the three years I've lived in PIT, I haven't seen any exceptions here - non-elites aren't allowed to use the elite line, regardless of circumstances, UNLESS airline employees escort people for flights departing within 30 minutes.

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Old Nov 22, 2004, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by croozn
Personally, I get a kick out of seeing how often people will queue up in "elite lines" in cases where the non-elite ones are shorter and sometimes moving faster. I got out of the first class line in Hartford once and right to the front of the coach line and everybody else just stayed in the FC line. Go figure.

Just by chance i caught this... Where is the Elite line in hartford? I've never seen one set up, as I have in other airports.
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