“Expert Runs” at Security
I think that this is a really great idea. If you’re a seasoned travel how many times have you fidgeted in frustration behind a novice who can’t seem to empty that last pocket of change? They’re just not sure what to keep on person versus shove through the x-ray, and have a way of slowing down the entire que.
Likewise if you’re traveling with a large group or family, have some special items for screening, or just need some breathing room admist the crush it can be overwhelming to have pushy business travelers and light packers getting antsy behind you.
Denver and Salt Lake City are two airports taking part in a two week trial in which the traveler can select the appropriate lane for their abilities and needs.
People lining up there will see a round green sign for families and travelers requiring special assistance, a square blue sign for the casual traveler who typically carries more and heavier luggage and a black diamond for the briefcase-toting expert traveler.
“The idea is to let passengers determine – based on their experience and needs – which lane is more appropriate,” Harmon said Sunday.
In keeping with the ski analogy, which I’m assuming is an intentional reason behind choosing Denver and Salt Lake City, line choices will be:
The green circle line: For families, groups, first-time fliers and travelers requiring special assistance
The blue square line: For the frequent traveler with a few carry-on bags
The black diamond line: For the briefcase-toting expert traveler or anyone who packs light
This will be at the north main terminal checkpoint only. If you’ve made this “run” let me know, I’d love a review.