The Gate - Should Friends and Family of Airline Passengers Be Permitted Past the Airport...

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    Should those people who are not airline passengers be allowed past the airport security checkpoint? Although there are currently ways for those who are not airline passengers to pass through an airport security checkpoint — such as securing a gate pass or by purchasing a fully-refundable airline...
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  2. ag51
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    In Australia they still are (at domestic terminals, at least) - on my first domestic flight in Oz, I was really surprised to find families at the gate waiting to meet people off the plane. The downside is that it puts more pressure on often already overworked security lanes.
     
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    Same at NZ. Indeed no security at all for the gates where prop a/c depart from.
     
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    Seems like yesterday when that would have been a strange question.
     
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    Agree with others... Security checkpoints already overloaded (not to mention cramped terminals like CO's A terminal)..

    People can wait outside of security unless your escorting your child or elderly parent.
     

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