- #iHateTheWait is just as bad at American Airlines Terminal 3 at ORD O’Hare airport!
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- Connecting to Delta at Toronto YYZ & I got the dreaded SSSS on my boarding pass!
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- Results and what points did I earn from my 250 Delta SkyMile PWM MQM 1st class run.
The other day, as part of my series about my million mile run to Japan, I looked at the difference at security in terminal 2 at ORD near Delta gates early in the morning vs. late in the day. It was a mess for BOTH the standard line as well as the PreCheck line. Disappointing.
Yesterday I had a chance to fly American Air from Chicago up to Toronto on one of the several 250 Delta SkyMiles “sale” tickets in 1st class. Was it all worth it and what points did I get? I will cover that later.
For today I wanted to again focus on the insanity of the TSA security lines at ORD right now. It really is becoming a perfect storm. The situation is SO bad folks are showing up 5 hours, yes 5 hours, before their flights and this is making the situation even WORSE if you can believe. Just take a look at the mob of people trying to get through Terminal 3 security for American Air. But, next, look at the same moment in time the TSA PreCheck line:
Yep nothing at all. There was literally NO ONE in line when I took the photo and just one as I walked up so I breezed through the checkpoint in a minute. The PreCheck was so well staffed that I got scolded for using the same x-ray belt as the man in front of me as I was yelled at that BOTH belts are open. Well, that did save me another 30 seconds so thank you! 😉
My point in this is so clear and I am constantly SHOCKED how many readers still do not have BOTH global entry and TSA PreCheck. There are SO many cards that pay this $100 fee that is good for 5 years like:
Either of these will rebate you in full once every 5 years. Plus, if you already have it or have it paid for with other cards, then do as I did and pay for someone else to get it and you will still get the rebate (confirmed btw)!
Folks the above photos are not hard to understand. Even if the TSA gets their act together PreCheck is always better. Global entry, for just $15 more for 5 years vs. just PreCheck, is the best travel money I have ever spent.
If you have not taken the time to get this done for you or your family or friends – it is time to grow up and make the time to get it done. Period! – René
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