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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Airlines’ latest perk: safe distance from the masses

No line, big lines: This combination of photos shows, at top, American Airlines skycaps Alex Abel Gonzalez, left, and Frederick Pearson waiting outside the AA Flagship lounge at Los Angeles International Airport. At bottom, ordinary travelers wait to board a flight at LaGuardia Airport in New York. American's Flagship Check-in service offers personal access to agents for assistance with check-in and bag check, and a separate security line when flying through several large airports.