Lounges vs. lines: Testing travel with and without perks

Orlando, Fla. • Summer travelers may well find themselves stuck in long security lines and squeezed into cramped seats. For frequent travelers, or those who can and want to pay extra, perks are available including upgrades to first-class seats, airport lounges and free food. Are the benefits worth the cost? The Associated Press sent two journalists on a two-day visit to Orlando, Florida — one with perks, and one without. Scott Mayerowitz, who until recently covered the airline industry, has elit...

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