Hong Kong International Airport plans to launch a fast-track security lane in September 2017, with Cathay Pacific among the airlines lined up to offer the streamlined travel experience to its premium passengers.
But it seems like the fast-lane won't get you very far, as the airport won't be opening a corresponding immigration channel.
Instead, travellers who bypass the standard security lines will still have to join one of the many queues to have their passport checked and stamped.
According to The South China Morning Post, the fast track will also be shared by decidedly slower passengers "with special needs and reduced mobility."
Airlines will reportedly be charged HK$20 (A$3.25) for each premium passenger using the facility, with those fees intended "to cover the cost of allowing access to non-premium passengers, such as senior citizens, and those who have disabilities or are pregnant", reports the Post.
"But a number of major international airlines told the Post they were not interested in signing up for the new service, noting that it did not include speedy immigration checks."