Air travel sucks. I'm not even THAT old, and I remember when you had more room, they gave you playing cards and food, and the plane wasn't crammed full of people, so if you wanted, you could often go to the back, stretch out on three seats, and go to sleep.
I have TSA Pre-Check now because they began rifling through bags and making you take everything out (not all the time...another maddening thing is that TSA is not very consistent in their policies), and after carefully packing everything in a bag for a trip, the last thing you want to do is take everything out of the bag, have someone rummage through it or lift it up, and then try and carefully put it all back. Oh, and then go retrieve your shoes, cellphone, and whatever else. Uhhh, no.