Now, that’s funny, in a good way ☺
After I wrote my last response, I thought to bring that up. I miss it too. You didn’t even need to take your paperwork out at security. You could wait at the gate with friends and family even if they weren’t traveling.
I fill out those surveys about how good service was on pretty much everything nowadays relatively speaking. Relative to what’s expected now, it was fine. Relative to how things used to be, I felt like a number.