Rich People Who Fly Frequently Won't Get Felt Up By The TSA!
My boyfriend Gregg, who unfortunately isn't one of the "1%", but who flies to Detroit every few weeks for his work, often gets upgraded to Business Class.
The last two times he's flown out of Detroit (he came home today), he's been able to leave his shoes on, his belt on, his laptop in the bag, and just put his phone in his laptop bag (instead of having it in his pocket).
He said they told him something like, "If you don't set off the metal detector, you just speed off to your plane." No nudie-scan. No ball-grab.
And no, this is not a good thing. I believe this measure is designed to stop the most influential voices from complaining about the TSA. (Nothing like a little sense of "I'm special" -- relative privilege -- to make a person forget the Fourth Amendment violation.)
Here's the back and front view of the little bookmarkie thing the TSA guy handed Gregg last time he traveled, describing the Very Special People Who Don't Get Their HooHoos Grabbed TSA pre-screening program that they're testing in Detroit and Atlanta: