Most travelers dread waiting in long lines at airport security checkpoints.
And even though airline VIP programs and the TSA Precheck program promise to expedite the experience, it's not unusual to find extensive checkpoint waiting lines.
Now, one airport is offering an easy way to reliably—and legitimately—cut to the front of the line.
Passengers using Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International can enter their flight number on the airport's website and receive a text message with a reserved time for a designated checkpoint. Travelers show up at their assigned time window and use the text message as a ticket to enter the SecurXpress priority line.
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"The system is free to the general public and a bit like the Disney FASTPASS system," said Francois-Nicola Asselin, spokesman for Aéroports de Montréal, referring to the theme park's program that lets guests return to a crowded ride at a specific time. "It was imagined through a brainstorming session to improve customer service."