Well, one advantage of getting to the airport before Starbucks opens is that there's no line for anything, including security and, well, including Starbucks I guess.
Passengers are cuddled happily in their travel Snuggies, or lying across the rows of chairs with their jackets over them. One guy near me is sleeping with his cell phone in his hand. The main lights haven't come on yet near my gate, and even the travel shops are telling customers it will be a few more minutes until they're open.
My TSA routine was quick, easy and painless. The TSA officer made a big, goofy deal about checking my face against my ID, then handed it back and told me to continue to have a great day.
Ah. The overhead announcements just began. It's starting to feel like the bustling travel hub. Aha. The lights just came on as well.
Okay. Let's see if we can find some breakfast. Have a great day, everybody.