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Airports which Allow Non-Passengers Airside Access

Old Sep 15, 17, 7:39 pm
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In those domestic terminals, do travelers have to be vetted in order to get a pass to go through the normal screening line and do they face a whole body grope in order to do so?
They go through screening as if they were a passenger.
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Old Sep 16, 17, 6:55 am
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They go through screening as if they were a passenger.
Are passengers in Australia sexually assaulted on a regular basis by security. Somehow I don't think that happens Down Under.
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Old Sep 16, 17, 11:09 am
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Folks,

Please keep in mind that the subject of this thread is airside access for non-passengers at the PIT airport; it is not about screening protocols and procedures at Australian airports.

Thank you for returning back to the original topic of this thread.

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Old Sep 18, 17, 1:58 pm
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So who pays for the cost of screening? Travelers pay a security fee as part of their ticket purchase. Is the airport paying the TSA for the cost?
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Old Sep 18, 17, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff View Post
So who pays for the cost of screening? Travelers pay a security fee as part of their ticket purchase. Is the airport paying the TSA for the cost?
I think who pays for TSA in this case is a fair question. Air passengers should not have to pay. So that leaves the airport, shops, or individuals. Wanna bet no one steps up to pay?
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff View Post
So who pays for the cost of screening? Travelers pay a security fee as part of their ticket purchase. Is the airport paying the TSA for the cost?
It wouldn't surprise me if the airport does. After all they get some money from the purchases in the airport.
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Old Jun 26, 18, 3:37 am
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Originally Posted by trooper View Post
This is the situation at all Australian Domestic terminals.... get screened as normal and go through. Came as a surprise to me as most of my travel is International ex-SYD... Ive been given a lift to the local airport by friends...then taken them to the Lounge for breakfast and farewells....

I doubt if many folks NOT meeting/accompanying travellers ever go there though....
I was pleasantly surprised by this during my visit last month.

Back on topic... anybody participate in this yet? Might be of some interest for some as AS will be having an inaugural arrival in September.
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Old Apr 30, 19, 3:46 pm
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TSA at TPA airport let you go through at security without a tickets

Did you hear that? TPA Airport let you go through at security without a ticket. You can go any airsides.

TPA All Access Tampa International Airport

You can visit in the entire concourse again. Only a limited 25 per visitors. Only on every Saturday at 8am to 8pm.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 12:15 pm
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DTW latest to test terminal access without a boarding pass

TSA will let you go through at security checkpoint without a boarding pass. So here's a link::

https://www.metroairport.com/about-u...stination-pass

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2019/10/21/detroit-metro-airport-destination-pass/4053664002/

You must fill it up online. They will approved it. You can go to airports. Only limited 75 per person.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 12:24 pm
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Does this help the airport’s hotel and the airside retail outlets to get extra money? Then it’s not a surprise that the airport owner/operator wants to see this happen. The only question is why don’t more airports push for the same kind of thing? Is it because TSA wants to charge for most people accessing the airside part of the airport and also wants a means to pre-check people who are neither passengers nor people working at or via the airside section of the airports?

The airport seems to have a process in place to hand over visitor details, under this program, to the US federal government for a pre-checking. And the program seems to require meeting the TSA TDC requirements. This may also mean no-fly blacklisted persons can’t use the program to spend money airside at DTW. Does it also mean watchlisted persons blacklisted for SSSS hits when flying will also be prevented from using the program to spend money airside at DTW?

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Old Oct 29, 19, 11:54 am
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Does this help the airportís hotel and the airside retail outlets to get extra money? Then itís not a surprise that the airport owner/operator wants to see this happen. The only question is why donít more airports push for the same kind of thing? Is it because TSA wants to charge for most people accessing the airside part of the airport and also wants a means to pre-check people who are neither passengers nor people working at or via the airside section of the airports?

The airport seems to have a process in place to hand over visitor details, under this program, to the US federal government for a pre-checking. And the program seems to require meeting the TSA TDC requirements. This may also mean no-fly blacklisted persons canít use the program to spend money airside at DTW. Does it also mean watchlisted persons blacklisted for SSSS hits when flying will also be prevented from using the program to spend money airside at DTW?
I think this program is more for someone wanting to go to the gate with a family member or friend, since 9/11 there has always been "squeaky wheels" complaining about not being able to goto the gate to see whoever off. I can't think of any retail outlet in DTW that isn't in a mall/shopping center in the Detroit area, someone going online the day before to fill out the form, driving all the way to the airport, paying to park and going through security just to buy noise canceling headphones or a Lions hoodie doesn't make sense.

Also doesn't the Westin attached to DTW already allow registered guests access to the the McNamara Terminal?
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Old Nov 19, 19, 8:36 pm
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TSA at MSY will let you go through security without ticket

https://www.wwltv.com/article/travel...d0r_iu7NEsCoF4

Guests will still go through security and be screened by TSA. They must register at least 24 hours in advance of their visit and check in at a desk to receive their pass before heading to security.
TSA at New Orleans will let you go through security without ticket right after Thanksgiving time.
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Old Dec 16, 19, 4:42 pm
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SEA to allow non-ticketed travelers go through security again

https://www.seattletimes.com/life/tr...t-with-family/

Great news! You can go through TSA checkpoints again without a ticket. Effective immediately. Only limits 100 per people a day.
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Old Jan 15, 20, 12:19 am
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TPA going daily with airside access program for non-flying guests

Great news! TPA going to daily for non-traveler. You can go through TSA checkpoints again. Everyday!

https://news.tampaairport.com/tpa-go...Ct7A0wO_VQ77rk

Beginning on January 18, 2020.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 6:05 pm
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Anyone can go airside.
  • Buy [fully refundable] ticket
  • Go through security
  • Cancel ticket
I don't think there's actually a way around that; and there was some guy in China who did that, every day visited the 1st class lounge, and then moved the flight the to the next day.

Took them 6 months to catch on ?
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