Austin is my home airport and I’ve always worked to maintain A list status so I can use the fly by lanes at security. Today, however, they didn’t have any fly by lanes for frequent traveler programs. Only Clear and TSA Pre were available so I had to use the very long regular line and was within seconds of missing my flight. The TSA agent I asked said they never have them in the mornings which is ABSOLUTELY not the case as I fly all the time in the mornings!! Is this just another way for them to force us to buy clear or Precheck services? Anyone else seeing this at other airports? I’ve seen it at very small airports where it’s never busy enough to need separate lanes but at a major airport, it makes no sense. I would hope the airlines complain about this on behalf of their frequent travelers.
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