The last airline ticket I used afforded me “premier” access. That is, I could board the plane before the general group of ticket holders.

Here’s the wrinkle: more than two-thirds of the ticket holders had “premier” access. More than two-thirds.

That’s upwards of 250 passengers waiting in line to board early.

When everyone is given special status, the status isn’t very special.

I thought it was amusing. Worth discussion, for sure.

But as you might imagine, there were plenty of sour faces in line.