Yeh, on that... this week, anyway.
So, what I meant about holding other people up, is that if you and all your pals are checking luggage, no big deal. But if you are the only one, you start off as a pain in the ass, while they want to run for the airport bus, train, and so forth.
I mostly fly alone, so I mostly check my luggage. Less of all this mishugas (ck'ing roberta for spelling). And usually no luggage problem. (Do try to avoid Denver, though they may have fixed that by now.)
I did have a clamfloogle on one of my arrivals in Albuquerque. No luggage, held up at Phoenix. I blamed it on my electric eraser, which must have been a real stumper for the security folks. Anyway, the airline delivered the luggage the next a.m.
(That was a trouble trip, with the watch and the luggage, but I did get to meet JLNobody for coffee, which made it worth it.)
What am I saying.. shewolf, your trip won't roll out perfectly. It's all a part of it. I reserve exceptions for people pulled aside for profiling routinely.