If you haven’t been convinced to get TSA Pre-Check yet, chances are you’ve spent quite some time in those long queues that wind back and forth and back and forth at some of the TSA security checkpoints across the country. Granted, some of those queues are longer than others, depending on where you’re flying from. In fact, a website looked at the security wait times of the United States’ 25 busiest airports (as determined by total passengers boarding in 2018) to see which had the longest and shortest waits (and which were somewhere in between). Here’s what they found:
Effective immediately, Orlando International Airport (MCO) is recommending that outbound passengers allow a minimum of two hours to get through ticketing and the TSA screening checkpoint.
Happy Saturday friends and welcome to the weekend! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:
This week Joe wrote about:
- IHG’s Reward Club devaluations that hit too close to home.
- National Car Rental’s newly changed prices of its TollPass service.
- A beginner’s guide to airline alliances.
- The Delta credit card that’s so nice, we’ve had it twice.
- Going to your travel happy places.
And Sharon wrote about:
- The newest updates to the MyTSA app that makes it (wait for it)…useful!
- The amusement park in China that’s a total Disney ripoff.
- Professional line sitters in New York – they save you time while they stand on line.
- A #TBT report of Jackson NJ’s Great Adventure theme park, before it became part of the Six Flags entity.
- When you’re staying at a hotel, don’t be like “Naked Guy.”
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If you’re vacationing or traveling on business in New York, or heck, even if you live there, you know your time is limited – you’ve got things to do and places to go and people to see! But if you want SRO tickets for School of Rock or to be the first person on your block with the latest iPhone or Air Jordans, or maybe your driver’s license is expiring and you have to get a new one at the DMV, it requires standing on line, sometimes for hours. You can, of course, use your own time to stand there, sometimes in the hottest, coldest or rainiest or snowiest of weather, but what if there was someone you could pay to stand on line for you while you got other things done? Well, you can! Same Old Line Dudes, LLC (SOLD) is a team of professional line sitters and they’re ready and able to stand on line on your behalf so you can get other things done. Here’s how it works:
If you’ve ever flown on a plane, you know the drill. First the people with super duper airline status are allowed on, then just super statuses people, followed by the plain ol’ status folks. They’re all followed by active service people, then those who need extra time, then families with small children and then the regular people are finally allowed onto the plane. But from 15 minutes before they even make an announcement that they’re going to start boarding soon, 3/4 of the people who will be on that flight are surrounding the boarding area, and those whose tickets say they will be the absolute last group to board the plane are usually the ones closer to the gate than anyone else. I don’t know about you, but I personally think the system is totally disorganized and sets people up to worry about who’s in the way, who just cut the line, etc. It’s the epitome of the “cattle” atmosphere that modern-day flying has become and is simply annoying. I guess the executives and planners at United must have thought so too because this past Friday, while preparing to go to Chicago, we encountered a whole new way of boarding the plane.