I borrowed the title from the New York Times editorial concerning new heliports planned for the city. They are right to complain about the shifting of security screeners from the large airports where there already far too few, to the heliports. It will mean that if you can afford the cost of a helicopter ride, then you can avoid waiting in long lines to be screened at the airport. Fr those of us who cannot afford it, the lines will be longer.
The Times is right that this stinks. But I am surprised at their surprise. If you can afford your own plane, you do even better. People arriving in their private jets at airports like Teeterboro don't wait in line to go through U.S. customs. Upon landing in the U.S after their arduous week-end in Paris, they stay in the comfort of their jet, sipping a martini, watching a movie, whatever, as the always polite customs inspector comes to them. Never any waiting; no standing in line. Relaxing.