Plans are being discussed by the UK Border Agency to offer fast-track passport lanes to speed up wait for passengers of "high value" to the airlines or British economy, reports The Guardian.

The measure would extend a class-based priority system already tried out at Heathrow this year. That trial allowed travelers from Australia, Canada, the U.S., New Zealand and other countries who do not need a visa to enter Britain to be fast-tracked.

Brian Moore, head of UK Border Force, said that "such fast-track lanes were already in operation in several countries, and having them at Heathrow would help convey the message that Britain was open for business," according to the Hindustan Times.

In October 2011, the TSA launched its "known traveler" program aimed at speeding up waits at airport security checkpoints, though there was no stated preferential treatment by income.

As of September 2011, more than one million pre-approved international travelers had signed up for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's pre-screening. Those passengers paid just $100 for five years of the privilege of getting through customs without the usual hassles.

In February of this year, the pre-check program expanded to 28 more airports.

Check out other travel luxuries for the 1 percent below.

Loading Slideshow...
  • American Airlines' Bag Delivery

    <a href="http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/americans-bag-delivery-lets-you-skip-the-carousel/?src=twr" target="_hplink">American Airlines announced that it will launch a service to deliver bags to customers within a 40-mile radius of some 200 domestic airports</a>, according to <em>The New York Times</em>. The price? $29.90 for one bag, $39.95 for two bags and $49.95 for three to 10 bags, with a fee of $1 per additional mile, up to 100 miles. Delivery is guaranteed within one to four hours of a flight's scheduled arrival. Remember, too, that you've already paid $25 (domestic)

  • Virgin Atlantic's Upper Class Cabin

    Virgin Atlantic spent 100 million pounds to upgrade its Upper Class cabin. It now comes with new cabin mood lighting to create eight separate atmospheres during the course of a flight. <em>Photo: Virgin Atlantic</em>

  • Virgin Atlantic's Upper Class Cabin

    With a spot in Upper Class, you can also grab a spot at the eight-seat bar, the longest in the sky. It's equipped with curtains adorned with over 1,000 Swarovski crystals. It'll cost you though: While seats in upper class are currently on sale through August 20th--Boston to London is going for <a href="http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/us/en/ideas-lowestfares/lowest-fares/upper-class.html" target="_hplink">$900</a>--Upper Class tickets from Los Angeles to London can cost around $13,300. <em>Photo: Virgin Atlantic</em>

  • Celebrity Reflection Shower

    The Celebrity Reflection, the fifth in the Celebrity Cruise Lines' Solstice collection, will launch in December with one hell of a perk for some lucky customers. In the Reflection Suite will be a translucent shower, offering views of the waters below. For those a bit nervous about showing your birthday suit to the fishes, the shower comes equipped with a reflective glass to block ogling eyes. <em>Photo: Celebrity Cruises</em>

  • Celebrity Reflection Shower

    Prices start at $11,999 for the first two guests in the suite, with fares knocked down for every additional person thereafter. <em>Photo: Celebrity Cruises</em>

  • Singapore Airlines' Suites

    Singapore Airlines launched suites in its A380 aircraft servicing America in January. They feature Givenchy tableware and skincare products. <em>Photo: Singapore Airlines</em>

  • Singapore Airlines' Suites

    Each suite, of which there are eight, features sliding doors and window blinds. <em>Photo: Singapore Airlines</em>

  • Singapore Airlines' Suites

    The suites each have their own beds, along with a turn-down service and a 23-inch wide LCD screen. It's a hotel in the sky and it shows: A round trip ticket from JFK to Singapore's Changi Airport will cost around $14,000. <em>Photo: Singapore Airlines</em>