Originally Posted by Spock
And you get on the same airplane and enter the same country as all the "unknown travelers" without fingerprints and background checks.
Except I don’t have to wait in huge busy lines or take my shoes off/pull stuff out of my bags going through domestic security.
It’s worth it to me. I often used to have to stand in customs lines for an hour. It’s lovely to bypass that due to my trusted traveler status.
It’s about convenience and comfort. I’d rather spend the hour between flights sipping a mimosa in the club than waiting to get through customs.
Some folks won’t uograde seats in a plane because “you get on the same plane and arrive at the same time”. But the entire experience is far more pleasant near the pointy end.