Wednesday afternoon departing Atlanta (ATL), I was finally picked for TSA Pre Check. I entered the First Class security line where they’ve been scanning boarding passes out front since Pre Check began. In all of my previous passes through the same checkpoint I was sent to the “regular” elite line, but not this time. I finally rated a pass through Pre-Check.

All I can say is WOW, what a difference. I did wind up taking my belt off, but otherwise, I left my shoes on, my laptop in my bag, and my 3-1-1 bag in there as well. I literally sailed through security. Only hold up was for a now routine swab of my hands after I rub them across my insulin pump. What a difference. It was great. And frankly, I think it is smart security. It’s good to see it spreading to more airports.