Pittsburgh International Airport has just decided upon a controversial matter. The company is going to be the first carrier to dispel the ban on ticketless people to go beyond their security checkpoint. Therefore, from now on anyone will be able to enter shops, artwork, restaurants, and gates within this building of the airport. However, there are some lengthy protocols that enthusiasts need to follow in order to unlock this new service.
Ticketless People Will Have to Claim an Access Permit to Go through Security Checkpoint
Transportation Security Administration has just officially approved Pittsburgh International Airport to open its gates to everyone whether they have a ticket or not. The move will go into effect as of September 5. However, there are some protocols that people have to meet in order to pass that security checkpoint.
Therefore, people will have to check in at a new desk instated for this purpose only. At the counter, they have to show a photo ID which can be either Passport of Driver’s License. At this point, airport employees will check the IDs with a No Fly list. If they don’t feature in this registry, they will receive their myPITpass. Finally, they will have to go through the security checkpoint like any other flight passenger.
Passengers Will Have Priority Over Others at Waiting Lines
Ticketless people won’t be able to request these permits over weekends for the time being. On top of that, these papers will be valid for the day they were issued only. PIT officials stated that people would also be able to claim their permits only in the interval between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This way, they avoid rush hours. On top of that, ticketless people will have to give priority to passengers when the lines get too long.
The Transportation Security Administration did warn enthusiasts that the company hasn’t hired extra employees to support the new myPITpass program. On top of that, they showed no intention to expand the program. On the other hand, the agency doesn’t believe the new service would impair checkpoint wait times.
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