Wednesday, June 01, 2005

And you thought the lines for were bad for Star Wars....

Daniel Squadron writes a short but interesting piece in the NY Times Op-Ed about those dreaded security lines at the airport. As you may have noticed, passengers with first class tickets get to go to the head of the security lines. I have seen this myself, but the implications didn't hit me. Increased security equiptment and personnel are paid for, in part, by the surcharge we all pay on our tickets. It's a flat fee... that is a fee we all pay equally. The service provided, however, does not see all passengers the same.