Yesterday, while traveling from San Jose to Seattle, it suddenly dawned on me that I’m an air travel “Have Not”. Which is probably a good thing since everywhere else I’m a “Have”.
Air travel “Haves” zip through special “pre-TSA screening” security checks; wait with other “Haves” in special “members only” lounges that are probably decked out with soft frozen yogurt machines; and board way before you and me.
Alaska Airlines employs an especially detailed caste system for boarding passengers.
2nd—Families with babies.
4th—Gold platinum members.
5th—MVP Elite members.
6th—Those people who can pronounce Ta-Nehisi Coates correctly.