In 2017, Pittsburgh International Airport introduced the MyPITpass program, which enables non-ticketed visitors to apply for a one-day pass to proceed through the TSA checkpoints and access the secure side of the airport.
Now Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has rolled out the SEA Visitor Pass, a pilot program that gives the public access to activities past the security checkpoints. If all goes well, the program may be extended year-round.
Sea Tac’s visitor pass pilot program runs through Dec. 15 and will allow non-ticketed visitors through security checkpoints Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Only 50 visitors will be allowed into the airport each of those days.
According to the Port Seattle, visitors will need to apply online before 1:30 p.m. the day before they wish to visit the airport and, if the TSA approves their application, the visitor will be notified by midnight the day before they plan to enter. All visitors will be required to go through the same security checkpoint requirements as ticketed passengers, and meeting travelers at the gates will be restricted to domestic arrivals only.