PHILADELPHIA (CBS)—A Pennsylvania airport is about to turn out to be the primary U.S. airport to permit non-fliers previous safety since 9-11.
Gone are the times when airport greetings occur on the gate. On this submit Sep 11 world, passengers commerce consolation and comfort for security and safety. However, wouldn’t it’s good if we didn’t need to?
“Sure, in fact,” stated Priscilla Harris of Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
Kevin Desler of Mount Holly added, “It might be good to see household once they get off the aircraft.”
Beginning subsequent week in Pittsburgh, individuals gained’t want a aircraft ticket to entry outlets, eating places, or gates.
The airport says they may open its Airside Terminal to non-flyers, as long as they undergo screening.
The “myPITpass” pilot program, which can be obtainable Monday by way of Friday from 9 a.m. to five p.m., may also permit guests to go to airside terminals, to satisfy passengers coming and going.
Members of the general public will be capable of entry the Airside Terminal by following these procedures:
- Verify in on three rd Flooring Ticketing Degree (throughout from Allegiant)
- Present a legitimate photograph ID (Driver’s License or Passport)
- Have identify vetted and acquire stamped myPITpass
- Undergo safety checkpoint observing the identical guidelines as passengers boarding flights.
The one potential draw again for the individuals we spoke to? Longer safety strains, which airport officers say gained’t be an issue.
They’re hoping the added entry boosts their backside line, which in flip, might assist decrease their value to the airways.
“For years, we’ve heard from vacationers and non-vacationers alike who need the chance to buy the shops on the airport,” stated County Government Wealthy Fitzgerald. “Because of the fixed work of Christina Cassotis and her workforce on the airport, in addition to the help of Congressman Tim Murphy, we’re lastly capable of make that a actuality with the myPITpass Program.”
So, might we see this feature at Philadelphia Worldwide Airport?
The parents at Philly Worldwide inform us they are going to be watching to see the way it works in Pittsburgh, then determine if an analogous choice could possibly be made obtainable right here. They did say the Pittsburgh airport is far smaller, which makes policing a lot simpler than right here in our metropolis.