The front page of US Today has a story headlined 'Faster checks of fliers to start'. This is all about a Registered Traveller programme that will mean, for $80-$100 annually, you won't have to take your shoes off or take your laptop out of its case when you pass through airport security. Rigorous checks will be carried out in advance to facilitate this. The article ends:
A test program has run at Orlando International Airport, where 13,000 people have paid an annual $80 fee. They spend an average of four seconds in security lines at Orlando, according to Verified Security Pass, the company that runs the program. Other passengers spent an average of four minutes and sixteen seconds.
So, let's see. You'll pay $80 dollars a year to save waiting four minutes or so in a queue, so that you get through quicker, in order to wait some more time for your plane. Personally, I'd rather go through rigorous checks getting on board planes in order to ensure security.
It's getting into the USA that takes up too much time, but then I'm biased on that score.