Seat­tle pro­gram to al­low vis­i­tors past air­port se­cu­rity

Tri-City Herald - - News -

The Port of Seat­tle, the gov­ern­ing body over Seat­tle’s sea­port and air­port, is launch­ing a new pi­lot pro­gram that will al­low vis­i­tors past se­cu­rity at Seat­tle-Ta­coma In­ter­na­tional Air­port with­out a board­ing pass.

Port of­fi­cials say lo­cal res­i­dents can ap­ply for the SEA Vis­i­tor Pass pi­lot pro­gram start­ing this week. It will be the first time in 17 years that some­one with­out a ticket can ac­cess ar­eas beyond se­cu­rity.

The port said in a re- lease that the op­por­tu­nity to “wave good­bye at the air­port gate as some­one boarded a plane” or “get a bite to eat with a trav­eler on a lay­over” is back.

The pi­lot pro­gram will run through Dec. 14.

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