Which YYZ security line is faster?

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  1. slalom

    slalom Silver Member

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    As a NEXUS/GE card holder, I usually go to the NEXUS security line at YYZ T1, and the line has been getting longer each Monday morning I travel.

    I rarely see anyone using the Aeroplan Elite/Amex Platinum line.

    Has anyone done an experiment to see which moves faster?
     
  2. it depends on various things. when the nexus line is empty they fill it up with regular passengers. I have complained about this because it slows things down with passengers who have no clue about security and have their bags checked by the security people because of stuff not allowed. Sometimes it works well but you are correct about it being longer. The AMEX line does move the same way as the nexus one.
     
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    The person managing the queue escorted two families to the nexus line right in front of me this week. It is annoying.
     
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  4. yep and when you speak up they simply ignore you.
     
  5. tomh009
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    The regular priority line feeds into the same lines as the regular non-priority line. If there are a lot of lines open, it can be faster than Nexus.

    But either one is usually far faster than any busy US airport. Even on Monday mornings.
     
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    This always happens if the main lanes are backed up and NEXUS is empty or lightly patronized. Amex lane makes no difference either, other than getting to the flow control point faster. From there the flow to lanes is managed to all security paths.

    NEXUS lanes should be processed as the TSAPreCheck lanes are, and be exclusively for "trust travellers" with a modified screening procedure: i.e. no need to remove laptops and/or liquids from bags, no need to remove belts and jackets (and shoes if transborder). There should be no use of this security path by anyone other than NEXUS cardholders or airport/airline staff. I've used the TSAPreCheck dozens of times now at US airports and it's amazing to return to the good old days!

    As to the thread's question: Obviously it will be the line that you are not standing in!
     
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    ...be nice if they had those long Ikea shoe horns for you to help speed you clearing the area as long as they are making us remove our shoes!
     
  8. tomh009
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    Really thee is no need to remove liquids from bags (I never do) and no need to remove belts (unless you have a heavy buckle). And since CATSA doesn't use nudie-scanners like TSA the restrictions are less, you just need to not set off the metal detector.
     
  9. The Lev
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    I often find the downstairs line to be shorter than Nexus upstairs - depending on connections.
     
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    Actually CATSA does have nudeoscopes at most larger airports - just not as widely used as TSA.
     
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    Yes, there is one (or two?) at YYZ T1. But few people go through them. I think I was sent to one once, in the US it's almost every time. (Of course I'll decline it every time anyway, still haven't been through one of those.)
     
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    I have been using the nexus on the third floor as it gets me beside plaza premium lounge but lately it has been sssllllooowwww on the screening officer side so will give 2nd floor a try.
     
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    Went through recently in ATL and still had to get checked post nudoscope for chemical traces etc. Stupid! But at least they were friendlier than they have been in the past.
     

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