After over 30 years of business travel, shame on me for not figuring this out earlier, but here's the foolproof way of avoiding all those interminable line-ups at airport security:
Arrive late. VERY late!
What a buffoon I've been all my life, following the rules, hitting the airport 17 hours before my scheduled flight, standing in an endless snake of humanity, only to be breezed-by by some hyperventilating slob--surrounded by a phalanx of uniformed airline staff, no less--who has a matter of seconds to make it to his gate before the doors close.
I lived this on my way to Denver and on my way back from Orlando.
So for Chicago on Tuesday, I WILL NOT pack an extra alarm, but will spray myself with water and huff-and-puff like an obese marathoner as I arrive at 11:00 for my 11:10 and make the Nexus Pass look like molasses.
See ya on board!