Celebrities and other high profile travelers get a dedicated escort who takes them from their car, through security, and right to the VIP lounge, without having to wait in lines or deal with crowds.

This VIP service is available to most travelers for a price. Some major airlines offer this VIP-level treatment for a fee and are now starting to publicize it. In a recent mailing from American Airlines, which included my frequent flyer balance and the usual credit card offers, I noticed a advertisement for me to “Be a VIP at LAX, DFW, MIA,” along with the image of a rock concert backstage pass. Here’s a look at some VIP airport service options for travelers:

American Airlines
American Airlines calls their VIP option Five Star Service, and they claim to handle everything from curbside check-in to baggage claim and everything in between. They coordinate with your car service or transportation, escort you through security (no lines), and also escort you through immigration and customs. Travelers are still subject to security and immigration laws and restrictions; you just don’t have to wait in line. Travelers also get Admirals Club lounge access and can pre-board the flights.

Pricing is not outrageous, especially when you consider the time savings. At U.S. airports: Boston (BOS), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York Kennedy (JFK), New York LaGuardia (LGA), San Francisco (SFO) and Washington Reagan (DCA), the cost is $250 for the first adult. The service is available in a few international airports: Buenos Aires (EZE), London Heathrow (LHR), Milan (MXP), Tokyo Narita (NRT) and Sao Paulo (GRU) at a cost of $300 for the first adult. Additional travelers on the same itinerary are $75 per adult and $50 per child under 17.